Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest

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03/02/2019 - 8:00am
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The Annual Conch Shell Blowing festival is in its 57th year running and continues to draw crowds for its quirky and fun culture. The event is held at the Oldest House at 322 Duval Street. 

History of Conch Shells in Key West

The Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in Key West celebrates the historical importance of conch shells. Conch shells were used as fog horns by sailors and as means of communication by the Calusa Indians. The Florida Keys are often called the Conch Republic as a tribute to the centuries-long tradition of using conch shells.

The contest is open to all ages and participants are judged based on the length, quality, loudness, and novelty of sound produced.

Come join in on the fun at the Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in Key West. Browse through our selection of Key West vacation rentals to find the right one for you.