Presented by Okanoggin Barbershop and Splendid Bastard Beard Supply, the Okanagan Beard Festival will have 12 categories: longest beard, thickest beard, most original beard, best sculptured beard, best effort, best overall, best mustache, most original mustache, best styled mustache, best beard/mustache combination, best mustache/goatee combination and best of show.
Registration takes place Feb. 15 at Cannery Brewing with three rounds of judging happening at various locations around Penticton in April.
The registration fee is only $20, and it includes an exclusive festival t-shirt upon sign-up. Once you’ve registered, your photo and beard measurements will be taken. Judges will also be on-hand for their first look at your magnificent facial hair.
Hang out and get acquainted with some of your fellow contestants – you’ll be seeing them a lot over the next few months!
Net proceeds from this fun and friendly competition support local charities.