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Beard Growing Competition

Tuesday, Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm - Friday, Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm

Get ready for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s First Beard Growing Competition! 

Participants will compete in three categories: Clean-Shaven, Lumberjack, and Freestyle. Participants will be in contention for prizes. This is a fundraiser for the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, the proud producers of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, to pay expenses of the 2022 festival.

THE CATEGORIES:

CLEAN SHAVEN CATEGORY

  • Participants must come to the Clean Shave Event on Tuesday, January 4th at Mama T’s Castle Tap sometime between 5:00-8 pm to be “clean-shaven” by an expert from our partner, Tony from Little Canada Barbers. Participants must then submit their photo wearing a Saint Paul Winter Carnival button between February 4 and February 6, or check in to the Carnival headquarters between February 4th and February 6th for final photos.
  • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress photo with our hashtag #CarnivalBeard or by email.
  • Please indicate which category you are participating in your post or email.
  • All contestants must grow their own beard naturally without help from chemicals or drugs.
  • Extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed.

Little Canada Barbers will be on-site to shave you for this category

 

Lumberjack BEARD CATEGORY

  • Unlike the Clean Shave, there are no time restrictions in this category, so beard growing can begin at any time.
  • Participants are invited to the Clean Shave Event to cheer them on and bask in your manly bearded glow.
  • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress photo with the hashtag #CarnivalBeard.
  • All contestants must grow their own beard naturally, to the best of their ability, without help from chemicals or drugs. 
  • Extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed.

Prizes for the Lumberjack Category offered by:

1st Prize – Mustache Guard Mug and 1 year worth of product of a balm and oil ($400 retail value)

2nd Prize – 1 year worth of product of a balm and oil ($360 retail value)

3rd Prize – 6 months worth of product balm and oil ($180 retail value)

 

Freestyle CATEGORY

  • Contestants are encouraged to be creative with their own beard or make one if you can’t grow one!
  • Coloration and hair products are allowed. 
  • Participants post final photo on Instagram between Feb 1st and Feb 5th with the hashtag #CarnivalBeard or submit their photo by email. 

REGISTER TO GROW A BEARD AND MAKE YOUR FIRST DONATION BY CLICKING HERE.

Make a donation here and pick your favorite Grower to sponsor. Current Growers are:

Nicholas Borell

Will Cammack

Ed Cortinas

Steve Cortinas

Michael Cumming

Malcolm Halliday

Lisa Jacobson

Joe Johnston

Greg Kuntz

Ralph Matthews

Ryan McDonald

Todd Miller

Dustin Pederson

Joseph Phillipsen

Andy Tubman

Lew Vogel

Christian Weinhagen

Frankie Weinhagen

Matthew Willis

Jason Wilson

*This list is manually updated once per day. 

Together we will make the 2022 Saint Paul Winter Carnival the BEST ever!

Details

Start:
Tuesday, Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm
End:
Friday, Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm