Who’s Got the Best Beard in VT?
Make-A-Wish Vermont and ArtsRiot have teamed up for a truly Vermont-style fundraiser with the third annual Vermont Beardies: the Contest to Find the Best Beard in Vermont. Bearded Vermonters are invited to enter their magnificent scruff and encourage their friends to support Make-A-Wish Vermont through social media appeals. Contestants will compete online in three categories: Urban, Freestyle and Backwoods. The contest will culminate with an exciting evening to name the winner featuring celebrity judges and fun contests. In order to participate, bearded contestants must pre-register at
vermontbeardies.com. The top beards and fundraisers from the online portion of the contest will be invited to participate in a series of in-person contests to judge the majesty of their beards on March 16 at ArtsRiot in Burlington. The judging panel will include Jonathan Goldsmith, best known as Dos Equis’ original Most Interesting Man In The World.
While promising to be a night of awesome beards, crazy contests, and tons of laughs, Vermont Beardies is being held to raise funding for Make-A-Wish Vermont. The goal of the event is to fund wishes for three children in Vermont facing critical illnesses. A wish is often the turning point in child’s recovery. Since 1989, Make-A-Wish Vermont has granted over 830 wishes.