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Color Me Ugly

The original Ten Ugly Men have retired and will not be having their festival in 2015.  A new group may keep the ugliness alive in 2016 and beyond - we will keep you informed

When we started the event in 1989 we were a group of young guys fresh out of college. These days we are in our 40’s and 50’s with families and busy careers. We have had the privilege of hosting 25 years of successful Ten Ugly Men Festivals, raising over $1,000,000 for Rochester, NY charities. It’s now time for us to retire and focus our time on our families. We appreciate all those who have supported us over the years. Who knows, maybe one day we may decide to have a throwback event. Stay tuned!

Notice to Friends of Ten Ugly Men.
The individual members of the Ten Ugly Men organization, have never taken a single penny for personal profit, or compensation for their time or efforts in 25 years.
Any event claiming to be affiliated with the Ten Ugly Men (except for our friends at the Ugly Disco) is not authorized to do so. Patrons of any event using the Ten Ugly Men name or logo should be advised not to expect the same services that we have offered in the past, or that any of the proceeds will actually benefit a charity.
Ten Ugly Men was founded for the purpose of giving back to those in need in the Rochester community. We ask that the legacy of this event be respected in the future.

Thank you to all that particiapted in our 25th celebration - fun was had by all!


Celebrate and give back during Rochester's most anticipated party of the year for the 26th Annual Ten Ugly Men Festival.


The Ten Ugly Men Festival is an all day festival that benefits charities in the Rochester, NY community. You pay admission  and we take care of the rest.  We also offer paid sporting events including; Color Me Ugly Run, Kickball and Volleyball.


Sojourner, Equicenter, Unity - St Marys Oncology Center and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   


  • Saturday, July 25, 2015 - cancelled
  • 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
  • Genesee Valley Park, Rochester, N.Y.


To celebrate our 25th anniversary price is only $25.00 advance and $35.00 day of. Kids 13 - 20 are $10 and only available day of event, 12 and under free. Purchase tickets at Wegmans.







Parking - 

Free parking for the event is available at the University of Rochester, look for the signs detailing parking locations. We will also have a shuttle bus starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 8:00 PM, pick-up locations are at Hotshots Volleyball on University Avenue and at the corner of Park Avenue and Berkley Street. There is no entry via River Road.

Free transportation

Every 30 minutes a free shuttle will run from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM.  Pick-up and drop-off locations are Hotshots Beach Volleyball on University Avenue and the corner of Park Avenue/Berkley Street.


There are rooms available at the Holiday Inn airport specifically for the Ten Ugly Men festival. For more information regarding hotel accommodations, click here.


Unlimited amounts of chicken Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, macaroni salad, chips, and ice cream will be served up by our glorious volunteers. Go Dwight, Marianne and crew, grrrrrrrr!


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Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms at 2008 Festival

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Volleyball Participants

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2007 Festival

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2008 Uglys with Gin Blossoms

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mike hartman
Ten Ugly Men