Key Lime Festival seeks Guinness record for biggest pie


A wide variety of key lime products were available for sale at the Key lime Festival.

SENIOR LIFE Linda Holmgren

The seventh annual Key Lime Festival was held at Veterans Park on Merritt Island on Jan. 13. The Key Lime Pie Company of Cocoa Beach hosted the event.

The Key Lime Pie Company mixed an astounding 480 cups of graham cracker crust and an incredible 13,000 ounces of filling to produce a 132-gallon pie weighing more than 1,000 pounds. It had a diameter of 12.2 feet.

The sponsors hope this pie will crush both the original Guinness record set in 1998 of 7 feet and the 2015 Boston Key Lime pie record with a diameter of 9 feet, which used 6,000 key limes.

Along with making the record-breaking pie, the theme of the day was “Florida Family Fun.” The day included fun-filled activities, such as live music, street performers as well as food trucks and restaurants representing a variety of food tastes. Contests included a Key Lime pie eating competition, a Key Lime pie toss to determine who could throw a pie the longest distance, and a Key Lime hula hoop contest.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s office, under the direction of Sheriff Wayne Ivey, displayed its newest equipment. That included motorcycles, the robotic bomb unit and one of the helicopters.

The festival also included vendors displaying a wide range of Key Lime products that were offered for sale. The festival was well attended by people of all ages. 

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