Beard Competitors One Month into Brothers of the Brush Contest

People can still register for facial hair growing competition

About a month into the Brothers of the Brush facial hair growing contest, participants in the fastest growing beard category had a chance to gather in a group and see some of their competition.

Eight competitors met up for a photo by the Government Office Building the evening of July 5. The contest launched June 3, and judging will take place Friday, Sept. 15, in conjunction with 3rd Friday in downtown Salisbury.

It’s a little late to join the fastest growing beard category, but there are five other categories that don’t require shaving, and people can sign up for these by Friday, Sept. 1. Those categories are 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.

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.

Register online or download a registration form at The contest rules and a schedule of other 150 Year Celebration events can also be found at that link.


Attached photo caption: Several participants in the Brothers of the Brush fastest-growing beard category met up for a photo outside the Government Office Building on July 5. The contest continues through Sept. 15. Competitors in this photo, from left to right, are Tyler Walston, Chris Eccleston, Brad Gillis, Matt Holloway, Steve Miller, Nick Rice, Muir Boda and Weston Young.

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