When: Sat., March 18, 5-7 p.m. 2017
Shaving is for losers — if you’re competing in the first annual Vermont Beardies, that is. After a round of online voting and banking donations for Make-A-Wish Vermont, hirsute hopefuls from all over the state show off their facial hair before a panel of judges at Burlington’s ArtsRiot. Sitting on the panel are the original Most Interesting Man in the World, Jonathan Goldsmith (pictured), Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, Matthew Cohen of Fiddlehead Brewing, ArtsRiot’s Ben Rutter (pictured) and Wish Kid Noah Cohen. Shaggy champions in categories such as backwoods, urban, freestyle and overall best will bag trophies, bragging rights and photos with Goldsmith.
Price: $5; preregister to compete.