2024 Beard Growing Contest

REGISTRATION FOR THE 41st ANNUAL BEARD GROWING CONTEST

Festival du Voyageur is pleased to announce that the Beard Growing Contest will be back for its 41st edition, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Marion Hotel at 6:30 p.m.

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CMV Canada
This year's contest is in support of CMV Canada. Congenital CMV (cCMV) is the most common non-genetic cause of birth defects and hearing loss in infants. The Canadian CMV Foundation is a national charity committed to preventing cCMV infections and improving the quality of life and care for those affected.

Click here to donate to CMV Canada


Category | Clean Shaven

Participants can register for the CLEAN SHAVEN category on December 20, 21 or 22, 2023 by shaving their face on any of these days and sending a photo of themselves to [email protected].

By registering for the Clean Shaven category, participants agree to grow their beard until the Beard Growing Contest on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Marion Hotel.

Cost: The cost to participate in the Clean Shaven category is free. Participants must simply arrive between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in order to participate.

WHAT'S THE PRIZE?
1st place: $150


Category | Open /  Innovation

WHEN DO I SIGN UP?
Saturday, February 24 at Marion Hotel

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Entrants must be creative, making their own beard or displaying a stylish, well-groomed beard/moustache.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
FREE

WHAT'S THE PRIZE?
1st place: $150
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50


Category | Voyageur Beard

WHEN DO I SIGN UP?
Saturday, February 24, 2024

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
Participants must present a nice big natural beard.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
FREE

WHAT'S THE PRIZE?
1st place: $150
2nd place: $100
3rd place: $50


2023 results

Clean Shaven: Marc Giroux
Voyageur: Kelvin Bowder / Vincent Lavallee
Novelty: Brendan Roney
Open: Darlene Mckay