Last Saturday, the fourth annual Arkansas Times/Root Cafe Beard Growing Contest took place at Bernice Garden.

Here are your winners:

Most Original Beard: Jason Shivers
Fullest Beard: Ian Mensik
Best Mustache: Jager Felice
Best Bearded Pirate: Jack Sundell (unopposed)
Best Groomed Beard: Blake Bradford
Best Natural Beard: Mark Knoke
Women’s DIY Crafted Beard: Kristin Alexander
Grand Prize Best-in-Show: Sean Conrad AKA “The Bearded Feller”

As he’s done the last few years, bad ass local photographer Rett Peek took portraits of most of the contestants. 


Check out aslideshow below and see more beard shots at Rett’s Facebook Page