Mullets both great and small will be judged once again at Mulletfest in Kurri Kurri.
Gunnedah’s own mullet-sporting man Gus Etheridge will enter the ‘extreme’ category of the event, held on Saturday, February 23.
Gus has rocked the mullet for almost seven years, and he told the NVI it’s been a tough gig trying to maintain it.
“It’s quite difficult purely because of my line of work,” Gus said.
“I’m always rolling under machines so it’s always got dirt, grease and oil in it so it’s nearly a full time job maintaining it.”
He said that many people stop to check out his wild hairdo.
“It’s a daily occurrence catching someone staring at it, or seeing a kid from a distance pointing at it while hiding behind their parents,” Gus said.
“Touching [is] a big one; girls [ask] if they can plait it at the pubs for some reason but none of it really bothers me that much.
“I get a giggle out of it all.”
Mullets are judged in various categories, from everyday mullets to ranga mullets, junior mullets to vintage mullets.
The Mulletfest event also has live music, face painting, and a pie eating contest.