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Kansas State Fair adds beard and mustache competition

There are seven categories in the Kansas State Fair’s beard and mustache competition.
There are seven categories in the Kansas State Fair’s beard and mustache competition. File photo

If you think you have a particularly fetching mustache or beard, you may want to enter the first-ever beard and mustache competition at the Kansas State Fair.

There are seven categories — including a humorous one for women wearing fake facial hair — and best in show for the competition at 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Contestants are asked to e-mail a photo of themselves before the competition, but if the categories do not fill up with 10 contestants each, people also will be able to register at noon Sept. 12 at the site of the contest — the Nex-Tech Wireless Stage at Lake Talbott.

Winners will be awarded ribbons.

The categories are natural mustache with no styling; freestyle mustache (anything goes); partial beard, with a break somewhere in the beard, including mutton chops, goatee and whaler (no styling); full beard over 6 inches (no styling); full beard under 6 inches (no styling); full beard freestyle; ladies fake facial hair (use whatever materials you like); and best in show (costume and stage presence helpful).

To enter, send a photo to ksfbeardcomp@yahoo.com by Friday. For more information, see the Facebook page of the Wichita Beard and Mustache Club or call the fair at 620-669-3600.

Reach Annie Calovich at 316-268-6596 or acalovich@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @anniecalovich.

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