For the 10th year of Facial Hair Fest, event organizers Nick and Zeke Callanan brought the original event, the Stache Pag, to Portland House of Music and Events (P-HOME) for what turned out to be a zany evening both on and off the stage. Eleven mustachioed men competed in 5-Second Statue, Kung-Fu Challenge and Facial Hair-oake with style, showmanship and more than a bit of humor. Awards went to Adam Nappi (“Animal Gonzo’d”), Mike Guethle (“Bigman McLargeHuge”), Neil and Collin Spillane (“The Original Bang Brothers”) and Logan “butterknife hands” Puck.
Nat Parkinson of the "Bearded Blues Brothers."
The crowd was nearly as wild and crazy as the contestants.
Mike Guethle ("Bigman McLargeHuge") wowed the crowd with his brawn, then came back out and showed his softer side with a Taylor Swift ballad.
Contestant Markus Almodarr pulled out all the stops with his fire-eating magician act.
Adam Nappi "(Animal Gonzo'd") took Best in Show...
Driving the audience wild wih his human drum set act!
Lead judge "Dr. Drum" going over the judging guidelines, alongside volunteer Travis Dullard and event organizer Zeke Callanan.
Alison Coleman of Lewiston, Hilary Manuel of Old Orchard Beach, Belle Bocal of Portland and Jessica McLean of Portland.
Bob Porcano ("Lawrence of Her Labia").
Diamond Duryea accessorized.
"Dr. Drum" warmed up the crowd for a zany evening.
This photo brought to you by "5-second statue"--also known as freeze dance.
Show host--and Facial Hair-oake backup singer--radio personality Holly Nunan.
Jason Holley and Bob Kercher from event sponsor Traveler Beer Company.
Neil and Collin Spillane, the "Original Bang Brothers," were awarded the Thigh Tickler trophy for a highly entertaining bearded act.
Spectators Rachelle and Mike Peterson of Mechanic Falls.
Chelsea Tibbetts and Kate Michaud, both of Portland.
Three-year contestant Paul Yates ("Burning Fire"), a grocery store manager from Pemaquid.
Logan Puck had a "Edward Scissorhands"-esque personna all night, crooning with a fistfull of butter knives.
Jamin Badger ("French Kiss") of Dayton rocked it.