The 2012 Adirondack Donegal Beard Contest will take place 4 to 7 pm St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, at Basil & Wicks, Route 28, in North Creek, NY. The contest is open to beardsmen who were clean shaven on or after January 1, 2011 and have since grown a Donegal beard. This will be the contest’s fourth year.A Donegal beard is a traditional Irish beard that grows along the jaw line and covers the chin – no soul patch, no mustache. New beardsmen are welcome to take part in the event, which is free and open to the public.
Judging begins at 6 pm; contestants are judged on manliness, length, fullness, style and sophistication. There will be beer specials, music by Finger Diddle, and corned beef and cabbage.