Conceived by Brewvana’s J. Wilson and the tiny design empire at 818 to promote the #DrinkingPants hashtag, the Drinking Pants Pageant is a beer lovers’ fashion show that takes place each year during Des Moines Beer Week.
2016 Winners 2017 Winners
Men: Quinton McClain Taylor Evans
Women: Shannon Rogers Shannon Rogers
Group: Jewels Weisshaar, Charle LeHew & Michelle Wilson Pete Holmgren/Eric Harlow
Who: People with crazy pants (could be you*!)
What: The Most Fun You’ll Have w/ Your Pants On
Where: Wooly’s, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, Earth
When: June 21, 2018 (doors @ 6pm, show at 7pm)
Why: If everybody’s wearing goofy pants, nobody’s wearing goofy pants. It’s a great way to make friends! Also: prizes!
How Much: $5 at the door ain’t no thang! (proceeds benefit Des Moines Beer Week)
2017 Details: For our musical pleasure, Karen Meat opened the night, then we hit the catwalk with three categories of #DrinkingPants pageantry (men, women, and groups [2-4 people/ team]) judged by local celebrities. (We just wrapped up 2017; more deets on the 2018 Pageant eventually!)
There’s more?!?! Yep, the Drinking Pants Hall of Fame induction!
Big thanks to our 2017 judges:
What are #DrinkingPants? Hit up the vintage clothing shop or your grandmother’s closet for fancy threads and join us for the most fun you’ll have with your pants on–you don’t want to miss it!
(You, too, can sponsor! Shoot an email to email@example.com for info)
See our 2016 Pageant for yourself on the local ABC affiliate, Channel 5.
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*ParticiPANTS encouraged, spectators welcome!