Nevada Day Beard Contest

Gentlemen ... start your whiskers!

The Next Nevada Day Beard Contest is
Saturday, October 31, 2015

Begins immediately following the Nevada Day Parade,
some time between 1:00pm and 2:00pm

The Beard Contest location has changed! This year it's being held at 308 N Curry Street, on the main stage in the south parking lot of the the Old Citibank Building (just Southwest of Telegraph Square, near Famfest.)

The Nevada Day Beard Contest - an annual tradition - is open to anyone with a beard. There is no entry fee, and admission is free to all who'd like to come watch. It is held immediately following the Nevada Day Parade, starting sometime between 1:00pm to 2:00pm. The contest usually begins with Cowboy Poet, Tony Argento reciting cowboy poetry, and then the contest begins, with judging by a local-celebrity panel, including some Nevada Supreme Court Judges. Plaques are awarded in the following categories:

  • longest*
  • fullest
  • reddest
  • whitest
  • blackest
  • best salt & pepper
  • best groomed
  • scruffiest
  • most bearded community

*Based on the judges discretion, the winner of longest beard must have a considerable number of hairs at the longest length to win.

For more info, contact, or call (775) 882-2600.

2014 Beard Contest Winners
The 2014 Beard Contest was held on Saturday, November 1, 2014.*

Best groomed:
1st - Mike Powell
2nd - Deke Dimarzo
3rd - Senator Dean Heller

1st - Robert Clements
2nd - Rob "Triibeard" Vugteveen
3rd - Mike Coli

1st - Trevor Ritoli
2nd - Joseph Monzo
3rd - Dave Frobes

Best Salt & Pepper:
1st - William Cox
2nd - Todd Prather
3rd - Jamie Fellows

1st - Aarne Bielefeldt
2nd - Terry "Terrbear" Foster
3rd - Mike Cain

1st - Bob Steward
2nd - Matt Wagner
3rd - Larry Stont

1st - Todd Prather
2nd - Dave Clemensen
3rd - StinkE

1st - Jasbir Sandhu
2nd - Montana Albitre
3rd - Trevor Kanan

Most Bearded Community (Battle of the Beards):
1st - Carson City (107)
2nd - Virginia City (28)
3rd - Dayon (3)

*The winners names were hand-written by each entrant at the contest, and some were hard to read, so if you notice any name(s) spelled incorrectly, please let us know and we will correct them.

View results from the 2012 Nevada Day Beard Contest HERE!
View results from the 2011 Nevada Day Beard Contest HERE!

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