The 2016 National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place on Labor Day Weekend in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. Beardsmen from around the country will compete for the prestigious national titles at the historic Ryman Auditorium, famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.
Due to time constraints, the competition will be limited to the first 300 contestants who register.
Got a great beard or moustache? Then you need to be in Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Labor Day Weekend for the National Beard and Moustache Championships®, where beardsmen and moustachemen will strut their stuff in front of thousands of pogonophiles for 18 national championship titles and their chance at immortality. Don’t even think about not coming. You owe it to yourself to be part of this outstanding event.
Here is some information that will help you make your plans.
How do I register?
Register here. You can do so up until a few days before the big event.
What category should I enter?
Take a look at the category descriptions. Enter the category with the description that comes closest to what you rock. If you enter the wrong category, we will put you into the right category at registration.
What are the judging criteria?
The judges are asked to choose the contestants whose facial hair best enhances their overall appearance, style, and personality.
Do I have to qualify to enter the contest?
No. Just grow a beard or moustache, register, and show up.
I am not in a beard club. Can I compete anyway?
Yes, the competition is open to everyone.
Who are the judges?
The judges are distinguished individuals chosen for their fairness. None of the judges know any of the competitors.
How many judges are there?
Seven all together, but only five will be judging at any one time.
Is there a women’s category
No, but women are welcome to compete in any of the categories. No fake facial hair please.
Will there be beer at the competition venue?
Are beards awesome?
How much did it cost to renovate the Kings Theater in preparation for the national championships?
$94 million. Well, the money wasn’t spent just for us, but also for Widespread Panic, Crosby Stills and Nash, Gladys Knight, Spoon, Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, the Moscow Ballet, and some others too, all of whom will be appearing at this spectacular venue this season.
Can kids come to the contest?
Yes, this is a family-friendly event that is fun for all.
Where with the national championships be next year?
We don’t know where yet, but they will be on November 11th, 2017.
Information may or may not be current. Check official website for details.
September 3, 2016
7pm: National Beard and Moustache Championships begin
$45.00 to register. Spectator tickets TBA
116 5th Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37219