Congratulations to the 38th Annual Headdress Ball – Mardi Gras Edition Winners!
SEE YOU AT FANTASY FEST 2022!
Thursday, October 27th, 2022
39th Annual Headdress Ball
Gates Open 6:30 pm. Show begins 8 pm
Coffee Butler Amphitheater
October 27, 2022
We are delighted to be able to return to our original time under the Fantasy Fest umbrella for our 39th annual Headdress Ball on Thursday evening, October 27 at the Coffee Butler amphitheater at 8 PM. We also return to our original table, chair and grass seating, and tickets will be listed July 1 on www.keystix.com. See talented headdress makers compete for the First place prize of $3,000, second place of $1,000 and $500 for third, judged from the shoulders up. Eight great talent acts will be also featured. Laurie Thibaud of Aqua Idol fame returns as emcee. Bar and food service during the performance. Proceeds from the Headdress Ball go to promote LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide to Key West.
Interested in competing?
USE YOUR HEAD!
This unique competition allows contestants to go “head to head” to impress the audience with what they’ve got from the shoulders up!
Prizes for Best Headdress: $3,000, $1,000 second, $500 third.
HEADDRESS BALL RULES OF ENTRY
This is a Headdress competition and as such costumes are not considered in the awarding of points. Though the audience enjoys fully costumed entries, please note that the Judging will be done from the shoulders up! Contestants preregistered for the competition by January 28th, 2022 will be listed in the Headdress Ball program. Note to contestants – please be advised that the Headdresses must be worn on the head during the competition. Headdresses can be supported on the shoulders, but must remain on the head. Contestants may have an assistant on stage if needed.
Entries can include costumed “spotters” however the physical presence of the spotters cannot be required for the support of the headdress.
There is no admission fee for those entering the Headdress Ball competition.