While the official events – parade, carnival, costume ball – for Charro Days have been cancelled for this year, The Sombrero Festival will be held virtually. There will be a Sombrero Festival en Casa virtual show on Saturday, February 27. The show will feature a virtual variety show that you can watch in the comfort of your own home. There are several events you can get involved in now to be part of that show.
There will be a beard contest with registration closing on Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. One entry per person is allowed. Winners will be selected based on judge’s scoring. Categories of competition are longest beard, best groomed beard, or ugliest beard.
Artificial or fake hair is not permitted – no wigs. No filters, photoshop, or photo editing. Individuals must have a full beard. No mustache, goatee, or patches. Entry must be a photo of the individual participant. No group pictures. Must be a family friendly environment. Must be fully dressed and Charro Days attire is encouraged.
Adults can also enter in the costume contest. Again, the deadline is Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. Individuals must be dressed in Charro Days/Traditional Mexican Costume – mariachi, China Poblana, Veracruzana, etc. Only one costume per entry, one entry per person. Photo must be of the individual, no group photos, and in a family friendly environment.
If you really feel like being part of the festivities, you can show off your grito. This contest deadline is also Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. Grito must be in the contestants’ voice. No lip syncing. No group videos. Video must be no longer than 35 seconds. Charro Days attire is encouraged.
More information, and where to go to enter any of the contests can be found on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SombreroFestival/, and on their website at https://www.sombrerofestival.com/.
The show will be live on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Saturday February 27.