NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - On Saturday night, men from up and down the eastern seaboard participated in a competition to see who has the best beard.
The Beardhampton festival, as it's called, was Saturday night at Diva's Nightclub in Northampton.
Nearly 100 Whisker-wearers from as far away as Virginia and Maine competed for prizes for the best natural full beard and freestyle mustache.
Bert Mayer of Williamsburg told 22News, “I honestly had no idea what to expect. I didn't know how many people were going to show up because I was promoting this from the other side of the state so the amount of people that and here now and still coming in, I'm really happy with it.”
Mayer organized the event.
He says more and more competitions have been cropping up in the U.S. over the last few years.
Beard contests have been big in Europe for years.