In search of an event to kick off Memorial Day weekend, Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center events director Nancy Wood and volunteer Stacy Solorzano decided to host a beard and mustache competition. The first among a weekend of Yesterfest events, the competition will begin at 8 p.m. on May 24.

Fake mustaches will also be available for female attendees, Wood said.

What to expect

Mustache competition categories include most creative, best old-time mustache and crowd favorite. Best ginger beard, longest beard and crowd favorite are the categories available for bearded competitors.

Prizes include beard and mustache wax samples from Chubby’s Barbershop and Bearded Baker Co. as well as framed certificates for each category. Musical group Dylan Blackthorn & the Rambling Mystics will emcee the event.