Battle of the Beards kicks off in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Facial hair fanatics gathered at The Barber Lounge in Carthage to cordially decide who wore it best at the organization’s first Battle of the Beards competition.

This community event consists of 11 categories and one grand champion winner. Along with the beard competition, the event features the following:

  • Food trucks
  • Inflatables 
  • Vendors
  • Dress up contests for kids (Cutest Lumberjack/Mullet)
  • Raffle
  • DJ

Organizers say that all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive a prize.

At the end of the competition, tournament officials will select one grand champion, with the prize being a 12-gauge shotgun and more.

The beard contest begins at 2:00 p.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. Entries to the Battle of the Beards cost $20.

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