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June 26, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  Gravity-defying Key Lime Pie Drop contest set to let go at Key West Lighthouse during Key Lime Festival 

Key West Art & Historical Society helps catapult America’s favorite citrus celebration – the Key Lime Festival – into the limelight as it hosts the third annual Key Lime Pie Drop contest and free-entry party on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 11:00amat the Key West Lighthouse,located at 938 Whitehead Street.

Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy, and a crisp $100 cash prize. The challenge is to advance-build a device or container to protect a 5” diameter Key Lime pie, to be dropped from the top of the Key West Lighthouse to a target on the ground far below. Points will be awarded based on the landing condition of the pie as well as proximity to the target.

The first ceremonial pie drops at 11:45am. To secure your $10 entry and pie for the contest, register at Drop a pie or enjoy the spectacle from the ground in your favorite key lime costume.

There will be pies and sweet treats from Key West Key Lime Pie Co., SnoCones and other delectable food items from Sweeney’s Weenies, a full bar provided by Great Events, hot tunes by Soundwaves’ DJ Sanaris, a kids’ zone, a chance to win 2 tickets to The Society’s July 27 Donavon Frankenreiter concert at Fort East Martello (donate your Fantasy Fest beads at the MARC House tent!), and loads of limey fun for all ages round out the competition event!

Visit contest guidelines or call Society Events Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 x 114.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 


Key Lime Festival co-producer Marky Piersondemonstrates the size of the pie and the distance of the drop that contestants must factor for when creating a device or container to protect the island’s trade-mark sweet treat for the Saturday, July 6, Key Lime Pie Drop contest at the Key West Lighthouse.