London Bridge Days organizers say that two of the planned events celebrating the bridge’s 50th anniversary in Lake Havasu City have been canceled.

According to organizer Dan Delasantos, this weekend’s arm wrestling competition was canceled because of a lack of interest from potential participants.

“Unfortunately, like so many other events, we had plenty of spectators interested in attending but no participant or contestant involvement,” Delasantos wrote in an email.

The arm wrestling contest was a nod to a similar event held for the 1971 dedication of the London Bridge.

Also canceled was Battles and Brews, which was supposed to have happened Thursday. That event featured a number of competitions, such as pancake races, that were also part of the 1971 ceremonies. Delasantos said few people had signed up to participate. He said there’s a chance the pancake race could still be held at a later date. Meanwhile, one competition for London Bridge Days has attracted a lot of interest. The beard and mustache contest has more than 40 contestants signed up, and the list is growing.

The beard and mustache contest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, under the London Bridge.

For information on London Bridge Days events, visit


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