Beard Off draws a hairy crowd to Eureka

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
David Bell / Carroll County News

The first Great Ozarkan Beard Off was a huge success last weekend. Bearded contestants from eight states came to Eureka Springs to participate in the events that raised money for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. Similar competitions have grown in popularity lately, as evidenced by participants from organizations such as the Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation from Springfield, Mo., and the popularity of TV shows like "Whisker Wars."