It's become a popular part of Watertown's Irish Festival.
The Donegal Beard Growing Contest gets underway Wednesday with a shave-off at Sportsman's Barbershop on State Street in Watertown.
Everyone starts off the contest clean shaven. It's the fourth year for the contest and last year there were about 60 participants.
Judging is based on length, fullness, color, texture, shine, style and balance.
Click on the picture above to learn more.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Watertown, NY