Wicomico County’s Brothers of the Brush Contest Launches

The Brothers of the Brush facial hair growing contest launched with shaving on Saturday, and there’s still time to get involved.

To kick off the competition, Eric Ludwig’s Downtown Barbershop shaved the facial hair of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism Director Steve Miller and Wicomico County Councilman Matt Holloway on stage at the Downtown Salisbury Festival.

Miller and Holloway will be participating in the fastest growing beard category, in which participants start with a clean-shaven face and see how long they can grow their facial hair by the judging on Friday, Sept. 15, during 3rd Friday.

Other categories include moustache, partial beard, full beard, most unusual and worst beard. Competitors have a chance to win sesquicentennial prizes and trophies, and it is free to participate.

On Saturday, people registered for the contest, with a few shaving on-site.

The Brothers of the Brush contest is being held as part of Wicomico County’s 150 Year Celebration. Back when Wicomico County celebrated 100 years, in 1967, there was a beard growing contest. Now, the contest has returned as the County honors this sesquicentennial milestone.

Judging will take place Friday, Sept. 15, in conjunction with 3rd Friday in downtown Salisbury. For a participant to qualify for prizes, the registration form must be received by Friday, Sept. 1.

Register online or download a registration form at www.WicomicoCounty.org/653/Wicomico-County-150-Year-Celebration. The contest rules and a schedule of other 150 Year Celebration events can also be found at that link.

Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism

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