Bend hosts National Beard and Moustache Championships

Post-run icicles at the 2009 Bad Ass 50k

I have to say I’m pretty attached to my facial hair. I’ve had a beard for the past 12 years and last year I finally shaved my face clean to show my kids what their Dad actually looked like under all that hair. Well, after 11 years, my chin felt naked without it and I immediately grew back my beard. My wife says it’s a sign of manhood…call it whatever you like…but you dudes out there that have it and keep it, you know what I’m talkin’ about. It feels right.

Well, this weekend facial hair descended on Bend like a bunch of ZZ Top wannabes. Last night I took the family out to Art Walk and everywhere there were crazy beards and giant handlebar moustaches. It was cool. Bend is host to the National Beard and Moustache Championships and the Champion was crowned today. I took the family downtown to enjoy the start of the procession that walked from the Oxford Hotel downtown to the Old Mill to get judged to see who would be crowned champ. Here are a few pics…

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