…is probably the strangest event to come to Bend in recent memory. Saturday, June 5th, the “first national facial hair championship held in the USA” descends on Bend (coincidentally the same weekend as Balloons Over Bend) and competitors vie for the best beards. For money. And prestige, I assume.
Tickets cost $10 and registration is $40; you can buy tickets over at BendTicket.com. Doors open at 1pm that day, and the competition runs from 2 until 9:30pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
And no, I don’t really “get” this. Or I guess I don’t get why it’s in Bend… seems more like something you’d expect in Portland, or the Bay Area, or Las Vegas or something.
But some of the pictures are pretty cool.