Beard Events

2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships
Presented by Remington Beard Boss!

This event will take place at the 350 Brewery Insanity Factory, a 3000 person capacity Brewery Facility a few blocks away from the 350 Brewery Tap Room.

Event Schedule
(Times and details subject mild changes)

Thursday 11/7/19
5pm Early Registration and Early-Bird Meet and Greet
at the 350 Brewing Company Tap Room
350 Brewing Company
7144 W. 183rd St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Menu link:

Friday 11/8 at the Insanity Factory
10am Registration (for Friday and Saturday)
2pm Exhibition Opens
4pm Exhibition Categories Begin
9pm Finish
10pm After Party

Friday, November 8, to kick off 2019 NBMC we will have a fun light hearted "Exhibition" competition. For $5 you can join in on this fun competition the night before the big show.

1. Design Beard - Short, styled beard with designs/graphics carved into it. Will be judged on creativity and style.

2. Business Beard - A well-presented beard with also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Styling Aids permitted, all lengths accepted.

3. Brewers Beard - Any beard of a hard working, beer making person. Beard will be judged on wildness and ability to produce yeast**.

4. Veterans Beard - Any beard from a retired or discharged US Service member. Will be judged on overall suitability and time invested.

5. Mr. Moustache - A well groomed, short, thick Push-broom/caterpillar-like moustache. Bonus points for a smile.

6. 5 O’Clock Shadow - Competitors will shave no earlier than 7 am the day of the event and will be judged according to level of growth later that same day at 5pm (17:00).

Friday we will have food options from ROGUE Farm to Curbside Kitchen and more!

Saturday 11/9 at the Insanity Factory
9:30 Registration Begins
11am Competition Begins
Tentative Order: Moustaches, Partial Beards, Craft, Full Beards
10pm Finish
10:30pm After Party

Saturdays Main Event will include over 50 Categories**. All 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships category guidelines and descriptions can be found at our website,

6 Moustache Categories
13 Partial Beard Categories
6 Ladies/Craft Categories
20 Full Beard Categories

Saturday we will have food options from ROGUE Farm to Curbside Kitchen and more!

Sunday 11/10
11am Brunch tba
2pm Brewery Crawl

Tinley Park, Ill.: Beard Team USA is pleased to announce the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the 350 Brewery’s Insanity Factory in the Chicago Southland, on November 8th and 9th. The fullest and wildest facial hair will be on display, vying for the title of National Champion. There will be 25 categories in total, which will include a “Brewers Beard” for Brewmasters, Styled Handlebar Moustache, Natural Sideburns, a US Active Military and Veterans category and for the first time ever in Nationals History, four Ladies categories.

"We are so honored to be invited to compete on stage at the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships this year with the addition of four categories for Whiskerinas including Realistic Beard, Creative Beard,Realistic Moustache and Creative Moustache. This is a big step for us and we feel such an incredible amount of support. Thank you to each and everyone of you that have taken a stand for us and made this possible. The creativity and talent that Whiskerinas bring to competitions is always a highlight and crowd favorite of each event. I can’t wait to see what the Whiskerinas bring to Nationals!" - Tessa Bischoff, US Whiskerina Founder

Since 2010, the National Beard and Moustache Championship has attracted the wildest and most precisely groomed facial hair in America. This year we are proud to partner with Remington Beard Boss as our title sponsor. Together we will choose the elite from amongst the most rugged and original beards across the land.

“Overall, The Nationals is consistently the biggest and best contest in America. If you want to see a wide variety of facial hair styles from every corner of the country (and the world), this is the one to go to!” - Taylor Welden, Austin, TX, 2016 National Best in Show Winner.

“We are excited to host the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships in the Chicago Southland,” added Jim Garrett, president and CEO for the Chicago Southland CVB. “Tinley Park and the Chicago Southland will receive tremendous national exposure.”

The National Beard and Moustache Championships will be streaming live from the 350 Brewery Insanity Factory on our website at The live feed will be available to anyone who can access the site without an additional charge.

Portions of the proceeds from the National Beard and Moustache Championships will be going to three regional nonprofit organizations:

• Oscar Mike,
• PAWS Tinley Park,
• Together We Cope,

Advocating for facial hair since 2003, Beard Team USA represents facial hair across the United States and at International Beard and Moustache Competitions, all while promoting positive facial hair awareness and the generous and charitable Facial Hair Community nationwide.

Full category descriptions, registration and lodging information is available at the following website,

There will be a full weekend of events planned including an Early Thursday Dinner, Friday Meet and Greet and Exhibition and a Patriotic Brunch on Sunday. Please check back for more information.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings, conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure. For more information, go to

*Start Times subject to change depending on competitor count
**Categories subject to expansion


Coalition Of Beards Philadelphia Facial Hair Championship

Saturday February 29th 2020

Every four years we receive another day to have fun while doing good. So come celebrate leap year at Philadelphia's only charitable beard competition!

Coalition of Beards Philadelphia Facial Hair Championship will be hosted in the showroom at Dave & Buster's 325 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 on leap year Saturday February 29th 2020!

At this celebration of facial hair there will be live music from Rick Barth,  Divine tragedy and headlined by Pittsburgh's very own Thunderbird Divine who will be playing for the very first time inside of Philadelphia!

On top of that you cannot miss local rappers and YouTube sensation Kila Raze and Smo Boghart who will also be there performing!

All of the musicians are donating their time to the competition's charity!

The categories;

  1. Children creative beard
  2. Mustache
  3. Mutton chops
  4. Whaler
  5. Whiskarina
  6. Natural beard under 4 inch
  7. Natural beard under 8
  8. Natural beard under 12
  9. Natural beard over 12
  10. Full beard style mustache
  11. Freestyle
  12. Longest beard
  13. Best in show

The reason behind Coalition of Beards Philadelphia Facial hair Championship is to raise money for a noble charity! Haircuts 4 the homeless (S.O.S. INC.) a 501(c)(3) charitable operation that provides free haircuts to the homeless veterans the elderly and underprivileged!

So come check out the music! The facial follicles! Or just bring the kids to Dave & Buster's extensive game room and Virtual Reality! All the while making the world a better place!

$10 for spectators

$20 to compete