Iowa State Fair

Beard Growing

August 19, 2022

Men from across the state entered their prized whiskers in the Beard Growing contest held Tuesday, August 16, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

Longest Beard

1) Marc Van Donselaar, Pella

2) Harold Stephenson, Center Point

3) T Bear, Ankeny

Best Groomed

1) TIE Dakota Rundlett, Vinton

1) TIE Jacob Moser, Danville

2) TIE Scott Law, Des Moines

2) TIE Tim Smith, Cambridge

3) Dan Kilker, Marshalltown

Most Unique

1) Justin Kraber, Knoxville

2) Dakota Rundlett, Vinton

3) Marc Empson, Ames

Most Historic

1) Tim Smith, Cambridge

2) Gary Pusillo, Marshalltown

3) Jerry Landgril, Newton

Best Design with Costume

1) Tim Smith, Cambridge

2) Justin Kraber, Knoxville

3) Mp Vos, Des Moines

The contest was part of “Rural Americana Olde Tyme Competitions” in Farm Bureau Pioneer Hall. A first prize of $5 and ribbons were awarded to each class.