It’s that time of year again for the annual Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino facial hair contest… This year it’s at the Phoenix Theater with The Dixie Giants providing the music. Come cheer the beard!
As July 4th is upon us, it’s time to reflect on the glory of your fine follicles’ past and present. Time to take a stand and vow to give them a better, fuller future. They deserve the freedom. And damnit, so do you. Declare your independence from shaving by registering today for Petaluma Whiskerino. Do it for yourself. At least do it for everyone else who’s gotta look at ya.
The Annual Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino is October 6th, 2012
We’ve added a new Timed Growth category (what can you grow in 3 months or 2 months?) to the fold of Sideburns, Moustache, Goatee, Beard, Peach Fuzz and Freestyle. More than a contest, it’s a celebration. Register now »
Huge congrats to Petaluma Whiskerino 2011 Moustache Winner Steve Conwell (see all the winners here) for taking first place in the TMZ Moustache Contest. And big ups to DNK Digital for setting up the Whiskerino photobooth and taking the winning photo. Cheers!
This last Saturday was the 2011 annual See the rest »
The Huffington Post‘s own See the rest »
A record three weeks before the competition and the hand-screened posters are See the rest »
Thanks to FangFoundThis for this TRON Beard animated gif. Aaaaaaaggh!
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CamStache: Augmented Reality Moustache
Pic: Tiger Woods Shank Shot & Cigar ‘Stache Guy
Time Lapse: My Hairy Commute / Readying For Whiskerino
KYEO: Invader Spotted on La Brea
TRON: New Daft Punk “Derezzed” Music Video
Easter Eggs: TRON Pac-Man and Mickey Mouse
Gif: Floating Cat is Hypnotic
Gifs: People Who Look Exactly The Same In Every Pic
1st Place Moustache Justin Shurtz could easily hold a bottle of IPA in each curl.
Yup, that’s a moustache-shaped goatee. He won 1st place in the goatee category. (Pic via Wardinger)
The Kind Beard
This is Matt “Beards In A Box” Wilson. Yes, he’s holding up a bag of beard. Though absent from Petaluma Whiskerino for the last couple years, he’s been a contestant the previous dozen plus. After every year he shaves his beard and saves it in that Jack Daniel‘s box. This is the real deal, folks.
Tons more pics below …
… or your sideburns, moustache, goatee, or peach fuzz.
Special hairy edition of the Friday Five to celebrate tomorrow’s Whiskerino & Crafterino festivities. Holding the coveted Golden Chicken trophy for Best Overall (two years running!) is Jack Passion, a World Beard Champion, standing with MC Bill Hammerman.
Hit play and peruse a few pics from the 2009 contest below. Enjoy thoroughly.
Bud Light “Mr. Handlebar Moustache Wearer”
from Real Men of Genius, Vol. 2
The Coasters “Down In Mexico”
from OST Grind House: Death Proof
Warren Smith “Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache”
from The Legendary Sun Records Story
Norman Greenbaum “Petaluma” from Petaluma
Wilco “Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard” from YHF EP
Why you shouldn’t mess with beard-enhancing drugs …
[on an iPhone?]
Every year gentlemen far and near seek new ways to gain an edge in the great Petaluma Whiskerino beard and moustache contest. Some even turn to beard “Fibering.” A practice frowned upon by judges for reasons of ethics and risk. Watch what happens when I dabble in this forbidden-follicled art.
Music: Dan Deacon “The Crystal Cat”
PETALUMA WHISKERINO & CRAFTERINO
Saturday, October 9th 2010
at the Petaluma Farmers’ Market
LAST YEAR’S WHISKERINO VIDEO: See the rest »
Like an Augmented Reality Moustache, only you don’t have to hold up a pesky AR code. CamStache magically grows a moustache on your upper lip and tracks your face as you stare in wonder. Snap a pic and share your glory with friends on Facebook and Twitter. An iPhone app version will be out soon.
I just shaved for the last time. Well, ’til after October 9th. What about you?
The annual Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino is coming …
ARE YOU GROWING TO BE THERE?
More info and new site coming soon. Don’t miss an update:
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And don’t miss the Petaluma Farmers’ Market!
Every day, I take the bus from Petaluma to San Francisco. Every year, I grow a beard for the Petaluma Whiskerino contest. This time, I thought I’d combine the two.
I shot most every workday for 2.5 months, except for the days I drove. Not an exact, or smooth, science. But hope you enjoy.
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CHECK OUT MY FIBER OPTIC BEARD:
(or Why you shouldn’t mess with
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Beard Spotting: Jack Passion in NYC
TRON Beard: Beardo Optico Revisited
Video: Petaluma Pete Does Whiskerino
Time Lapse: Beard Growth While Walking Across China
Whiskerino: Postcard Peeps at the Great Handcar Regatta 2009
Whiskerino: Jack Passion Does Regis, NYC
Ukelele: Moustaches of the World
Video: Word On The Street? “Moustache”
Steampunk on stilts. Hopefully he’ll come to Whiskerino in costume.
Here’s a few more we caught flashin’ their cards at this year’s Handcar Regatta:
August at the Make Zine booth with a freshly felted ‘stache, courtesy of Melissa and Brookelynn’s handiwork.
Sid Phillips from Portland’s March Fourth Marching Band.