The 4th Annual Best Beard in Fort Stockton contest was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at The Garage Coffee, Music & More, and the competition was fierce in the beard and mustache categories. Judges Arna McCorkle, Rosco Armstrong, Laura Lopez Ontiveros, and Michael Shuttleworth had it pretty easy during the Goatee judging, though – with no official entrants, James Thornton stepped up and gave the crowd a good laugh at his entry, and was awarded gift cards from Nolen’s Gifts and Mesquite Tree for his efforts. All attendees got the chance to vote for their favorites, regardless of category, and this year People’s Choice winner was Bub Shuttleworth. With only a 1/4 point difference between first and second place in the mustache category, the choice wasn’t quite so easy. In an upset, Stanley Sparks took the title of Best Mustache in Fort Stockton from 3-time winner Tom Ezell. The choice was just as difficult in the beard category, with only a half point difference between first and second place. J.W. Knowles was awarded the title of Best Beard in Fort Stockton.
The annual beard contest is a free event put on by The Garage Coffee, Music & More, and is open to anyone and everyone in the area. Next year’s competition is scheduled for December 7, 2019. If you think you have what it takes to take the title, make plans now to attend.
The Garage Coffee Music & More, 1110 North Main Street, is a small coffee shop and live music venue in Fort Stockton committed to bringing a variety of music and entertainment to the community. Shows are all-ages. Visit TheGarageTX.com or call (432) 701-0588 for more information.