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Beard-A-Reno kicks off 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo season

Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 04, 2019

A Santa Maria Elks Rodeo tradition is back with the kickoff Monday of the Beard-A-Reno contest.

From now through Friday, April 5, men can enter the contest for a chance at winning a custom-made silver belt buckle in one of eleven categories:

  • Longest Beard
  • Blackest Beard
  • Whitest Beard
  • Reddest Beard
  • Best Goatee
  • Best Mustache
  • Best Sideburns
  • Best Attempt
  • Wildest
  • Best Western Characterization
  • Best All-Around

Contest entrants must be at least 21-years-old and clean-shaven at the time of registration. Registration costs $25.

To enter, visit the Elks Rodeo Office, located at 113 S. College Dr. in Santa Maria, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The winners will be announced at a barbeque dinner on Saturday, May 11. Registration includes the cost of dinner.

Photo courtesy Elks Recreation, Inc.


Women are also invited to enter the Miss Wrangler contest. The first ten women to register will receive a Wrangler Gift Certificate. All entrants must be at least 21-years-old and registration costs $25. The winner, also to be announced at the dinner, will receive a custom-made silver belt buckle.

For more information, call the Elks Rodeo Office at (805) 925-4125.

The 2019 Elks Rodeo is scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 2.