2019 Beard Growing Contest

Home of the wildest, itchiest beards on the prairies



Maison du Bourgeois, Fort Gibraltar. 

Our annual Beard Growing Contest consists of 4 categories and is open to men AND women. In the previous 5 years, the Bear Growing Contest has raised over $8 500 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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THE CATEGORIES

CLEAN SHAVEN CATEGORY – INSPECTION ON DECEMBER 19th or 20th 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  at 233, PROVENCHER BLVD

By registering for the Clean Shaven category, contestants will let their beard grow for 8 weeks before the Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest! Contestants MUST pass inspection by arriving freshly shaved at the Festival du Voyageur office on December 19th or 20th, 2018.

OPEN CATEGORY
To take part in this category, a participant doesn’t have to be able to grow a beard, all he or she has to do is show their originality and create their own beard! The contestant with the most creative beard will take home the grand prize. Please note that all participants must be 18 and over to participate in the contest.

VOYAGEUR BEARD CATEGORY
The Voyageur beard is the oldest category of all, celebrating its 35th birthday this year. In this category, contestants must naturally grow their beard, as long and as thick as they can, without help from chemicals or drugs. Please note that extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed. You are not allowed to use hairstyling product.

NOVELTY
Let your imagination run wild with the groomed mustache or beard category! Here you are allowed to use hairstyling product to craft your beard or moustache in the most imaginative way possible… you can even have the help of a stylist if you’d like! Please note that extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed.

Please note that ALL contestants participating in any category may raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Registration

Participants from every category are asked to register in advance and raise funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Registration can also happen on the night of the event, except for the Clean Shaven category.

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