Make mine a mullet that takes me to national Mulletfest final

Hunter (Nana Glen), Max (Kurri Kurri) and Banjo (Kyogle)  at the Mulletfest. Photo: Ali Goldthorpe.

Susanna Freymark

One thing there was plenty of at the Beef Week Mulletfest was mullets – mullets on children, women and mostly men.

Mulletfest founder Laura Johnson was the Casino RSM Club yesterday, Sunday, May 19 for the first ever Casino heat of mullets.

The winners go into the final at Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley.

Laura Johnson, far right, is the founder of Mulletfest here with the mullet competitors at Casino RSM Club and talking to Kai Slade.

Kai Slade, 21, had only had his mullet for an hour.

“They cut it on stage,” he said.

“Now my ears are cold.”

His live cut raised $520 for the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer.

His brother Brycen Slade, 19, from Casino said he got a mullet more than four years ago because his mother didn’t want him to have one.

His act of rebellion changed though.

Brycen Slade from Casino.

“She likes it now and doesn’t want me to get rid of it,” Brycen said.

Brothers Jack, 24, and Billy Carnaby, 22 came to the Mulletfest from Grafton.

“The old boy used to have a mullet,” Jack said.

“I thought it’s coming back so I’ll do it.”

Mullet Brothers: Jack and Billy Carnaby.

Billy has had his mullet for four years.

“It’s like a clan,” he said.

“Everyone in Grafton is a bit of a bogan and they appreciate it.”

Lester Gibson, 21, from Grafton has been growing his mullet for five years and he “mostly loves it.”

Lester Gibson has had his mullet for five years.

Logan Stevenson from Rappville was at the comp showing off his long, winning locks. Read his story here.

The Mulletfest Grand Final will be at Hebburn Motorsport Park, Hunter Valley on Saturday, December 7.

Winners of the Casino heat were:

0-3 years: Logan Clark

4-7 years: Banjo Goldthorpe

8-12 years: Austin Bird

11-13 years: Lennox Ball

Everyday: Logan Stevenson and Billy Carnaby

Rookie: Aidan Geary

Grubby: Kai Slade

Vintage: Dan Olafsen

Extreme: Lester Gibson and Brycen Slade

Family: Cameron and Nickolas Williams

Beef Week continues today with a high tea, shop window dressing comp and Steaks and Mates at the Clydesdale Steakhouse.

Check out the details of the program.

The mayor Robert Mustow sported a fake mullet for fun. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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