The Key West Business Guild proudly presents the 40th Anniversary Edition of the Headdress Ball, the premier LGBTQ+ event of the Fantasy Fest Celebration, presented on Thursday, October 26 2023, at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Truman Waterfront Park. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 8:00 PM. La Te Da’s Randy Roberts opens the show and Laurie Thibaud of Aqua Idol Fame returns as the Emcee. WEOW’s Rudegirl oversees the music.. Twelve to Fifteen contestants will hit the stage to show their Headdress creations, judged from the shoulders up, and vie for the first prize of $3,000. Performances by some of Key West’s best local talent from over the years will again be featured. There is bar service and specialty wine, and food may be preordered delivered to your table. Tickets are $320 for a premium table of 4, $270 for a VIP table of 4, with Chair seating at $35 and General Admission (grass seating) at $30. Admission and food choices may be booked at: www.keystix.com. Proceeds from the Headdress Ball go to promote Key West as a major LGBTQ+ destination worldwide. For more information and to enter the Headdress Contest go to gaykeywestfl.com/headdress-ball or call 305-294-4603. Sponsored by First Horizon Bank. Headdress entries will be displayed at a special exhibit at the Key West Museum of Art and Historical Museum, at 481 Front Street, November 10th-December 3rd.