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Fantasy Fest 2013

By October 11, 2013

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Fantasy Fest

It kicks off next week. What is it? It's Fantasy Fest, Key West's whacky, crazier-than-Mardi Gras annual celebration. Its inception was born out of necessity... to fill the streets and shops of Key West with visitors during what used to be a slow tourist season. Fantasy Fest has become a hit, and the last two weeks of October are now some of the busiest for the town's shop keepers.

You either love it or hate it (often for the same reason), because it's a wild, usually drunken, days-long party where just about anything goes. Fantasy Fest kicks off next Friday, October 18, with Goombay, a Caribbean street party and the Royal Coronation Ball, where you can vote for Key West's royalty — the King and Queen of Fantasy Fest 2013. Other highlights include less-royal-like, mostly "costumed" affairs; such as, the Vampire's Ball, the outrageous "Pinking of You" Decorated Bra Auction, the elaborate Headdress Ball, a fetish party, celebrity look-a-like contest, toga party, a pajama and lingerie party and so much more! Even the pets get to participate along with their owners in a pet masquerade and parade. >2013 Schedule of Events

What: Fantasy Fest 2013
Where: Key West, FL
When: October 18-27, 2013

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Enjoy photos of Key West's Fantasy Fest from About.com's Ex-Orlando Guide, Theresa Johnston.

Photo © The Florida Keys and Key West

November 27, 2009 at 9:06 pm
(1) joe says:

great blog, i found some fantasy fest photos here you might enjoy… here

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