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​Kansas State Fair Offers Mustache and Beard Competitions

Noted Copenhagen wigmaker Carl Frederik Holm (shown here in 1893) can't participate, but perhaps you'd like to. (Image credit:

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Mustaches and beards will be judged along with livestock for the first time this year at the Kansas State Fair.  The Wichita Eagle reports that the hairy competition is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Nex-Tech Wireless Stage at Lake Talbott on the fairgrounds.  Among the categories in the competition are best in show, natural mustache with no styling, freestyle mustache, and female's fake facial hair, in which contestants will be allowed to use whatever materials they want. The competition has room for 10 contestants in each category.   The Wichita Beard and Mustache Club says it has sought for more participants in facial-hair contests in the area and says that the fair is making that happen. 

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