PHOTOS: Key West's Ridiculous, Hilarious Running of the Bulls

7.21.2014

By Neal Broverman

The fake bull run is part of the annual Hemingway Days Festival, one of the funkiest events on funky Key West.

This weekend's Hemingway Days Festival highlighted the zany irreverence Florida's Key West — now home to marriage equality — is known for.

The event pays homage to legendary author Ernest Hemingway, author of classics like The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway wrote and lived in Key West in the 1930s, with his famous menagerie of cats. Part of the festival, now in its 34th year, features readings, a short story competition, a marlin tournament, and a "Papa" look-alike contest. As part of the festivities, the Papas recreate a fake take on the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, of which Hemingway once took part. See the bovine shenanigans below:


 


 


 


 

 

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