Beard and Mustache Contest Returns To Lake Havasu Oct. 22

Beard and Mustache Contest Returns To Lake Havasu Oct. 22
RSM Team / 27 Sep 2022 / No Comments » Comments

The London Bridge Beard and Mustache Contest is a 51-year-old local nonprofit event sponsored by the Lake Havasu City Beard and Mustache Coalition and the Kids on the Colorado River educational program. The contest will take place on Oct. 22 , 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. under the London Bridge and is sponsored by Anderson Powersports.

The contest is designed to judge traditional men’s beards and mustaches while including a women’s category for replicas made from arts and crafts. Spectators are encouraged to come down and cheer on contestants as judges from around the country select the best in each category for trophies or prizes.

The coalition also has a support website: and a FaceBook page you can
monitor daily for updates as well as register on line to be a contestant or a sponsor:


Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Early contestant fees are $25 which includes a signature event T-shirt (register by Oct. 15), a
chance to win a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place trophy and an honorary membership into the Lake
Havasu Beard and Mustache Coalition for one year. Contestant fees accepted after Oct.
15 may receive a shirt if they are still available. Contestant fees the day of the event are $30.

A portion of the proceeds from this event go to fund the Kids on the Colorado River
Educational Program, which supports the attendance of mroe than 450 seventh-grade students
from the Lake Havasu Unified School District. For more information, go to:


The contest began 51 years ago as one of the many October events celebrated during the
dedication of the London Bridge when it relocated from London, England,to Lake Havasu
City, in 1971. Now 51 years later, the contest continues under the bridge
with spectators, music and some of the most amazing beards and mustaches found in
Mohave County.

Tyler Rawson wins Best Overall in the 2021 Beard and Mustache contest Saturday during London Bridge Days. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The most recent addition to the contest is the women’s categories, Whiskerina Realistic and Whiskerina Creative. No, women don’t have to grow facial hair for this. Many contestants bring their ponytails around front for a beard or mustache effect while others choose to create some of the most unique beard designs from an array of arts and crafts materials.

There is still time for local businesses to sign up and sponsor this fun event tradition. Call 928-706-4469 for sponsor details and marketing opportunities.

Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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