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Donegal Beard Contest

The Donegal Beard growing contest begins on January 1st when all the men are clean shaven. This can be done free of charge at Sportsman’s Barber Shop, 310 State Street, Watertown, NY from noon to 1:00 pm or by providing a picture of a clean shave along with proof of the date via online registration.

Judging takes place Friday night at the Irish Festival beginning at 7 pm. Men are judged on color of beard, length, fullness, texture and if it is a true Donegal. The best beard will be crowned "King of Beards". There are also awards for most colorful, best accessorized (dress the part and win a prize) and everyone's favorite People’s Choice.

"King of Beards" Winners"

2018 - Frank Flack
2017 - John Ellsworth
2016 - Bob Mevec
2015 - Keith Caughlin
2014 - Chris Dandrow
2013 - Al Wood
2012 - Al Franke
2011 - Steve Hunt II

2018 Winner

2018 Winner

2018 Group

2018 Group

2017 King of Beards – John Ellsworth

2017 King of Beards – John Ellsworth

2017 King of Beards – John Ellsworth

2017 King of Beards – John Ellsworth

Event Properties

Event Date 03-15-2019 7:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Location Dulles State Office Building
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Pot of Gold Sponsors

Bridgeview Real Estate Services

Bridgeview Real Estate Services

Community Bank, NA

Community Bank, NA

Cleveland Funeral Home & Transportation Services

Cleveland Funeral Home & Transportation Services

Katie Clough-Perin, DDS, PC

Katie Clough-Perin, DDS, PC

Coleman’s Corner

Coleman’s Corner

Horizon Aerial Media Services

Horizon Aerial Media Services

Renzi Brothers

Renzi Brothers

Running Boards Marketing

Running Boards Marketing

Watertown Savings Bank

Watertown Savings Bank

Watertown Hearing Aid Center

Watertown Hearing Aid Center

Watertown Family YMCA

Watertown Family YMCA

Tunes 92.5 / 104.5 FM

Tunes 92.5 / 104.5 FM

A.J. Missert

A.J. Missert

PO Box 6143
Watertown, NY 13601
317 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
315-783-2418
The North Country Goes Green Irish Festival (“Irish Festival”) was founded in 1986. It is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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