2011 National Beard and Moustache Championships – October 8 – Lancaster, PA

The Second Annual Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania next fall.  Cash prizes totaling $5000 will be awarded to the best facial hair in America.  The will take place on October 8.

Beard Team USA, which represents the United States at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, is thrilled to be holding the championships in Amish Country, where the local Amish farmers have been growing beards for America for over 200 years.  As part of the festivities, contestants, their friends, and fans will have the opportunity to attend Amish Camp, where they can live with and like the Amish for 24 hours.

Last year’s inaugural national championships were held in Bend, Oregon.  Over two hundred spectacularly bearded and moustachioed contestants vied for top honors in four separate categories before a panel of distinguished judges that included Miss Oregon and Mr. Sarwan Singh, according to the Guinness Book of World Records the man with the world’s longest beard.

The contest is open to all. Learn more at Beard Team USA’s website.

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22 Responses to “2011 National Beard and Moustache Championships – October 8 – Lancaster, PA”

  1. Cant wait.
    Excellent choice!!

  2. Welcome to Lancaster my Bearded Brothers…Just don’t “party like the Amish”

  3. I might actually fly down from Canada for this! I was planning on the World B+M in Norway, but this would be a lot easier on the wallet!

    Also, Amish Beards.

  4. Beard Championships in Amish country?!?! I can’t wait!!!! So excited, the hairs on my face are standing on end!!!

  5. Ruben Filipe Mendes Dias March 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I want to participate in this event! Please contact me for detaills
    I m from Portugal consecuently I will be hosting in Europa Team.
    Thanks and the best request feed

  6. SleepyStevenson April 8, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Awesome!! Lancaster is within 5 hrs drive for me! Count me and some beardo buddies in! Looking forward to some more details.

  7. Awesome…here are some famous moustaches from the 80s: http://www.80sfootball.com/home/the-moustache.html

  8. Yes! I go to school in Lancaster and I am beyond pumped for this prestigious competition to take place in my neighborhood. If anyone would like to drink heavily prior to the contest, contact me. I’ll see what I can do.

  9. Very sorry, the date had to be changed to Oct 8. Hope to see you there.

  10. There is a facebook campaign to try and get Mr. Tom Selleck to be a celebrity judge at the 2011 Nationals in Lancaster.

    We need all the help and support we can get, we already have over 400 wonderful fans. Let’s get that word out and GET TOM SELLECK TO THE NATIONALS!!


  11. So how exactly do we sign up for Beard team USA? And does one have to register in order to compete or how does that part of the event work?

  12. To join Beard Team USA, just go to beardteamusa.org/join and join! No dues, no applications, no qualifications. You don’t have to be a member of Beard Team USA to compete at the Nationals. Online registration will be available soon.

  13. october 8th according to beard team usa. 90 minute drive I can’t wait!

  14. I am a umpire from Broken Hill, Australia. The wife Suzy, daughter Gemma and I can not wait to come over with our new van to join in the moustache fun and fly the Aussie flag!!!

  15. I never heard of this untill today the nurse at my Dr. just told me it is going to be held here in amish country well I live in Lancaster county this sounds like great fun I just might have to join in I can,t wait for more info.

  16. you all need to make your way down to brooklyn NY and check out the jewish hasidim and their beards!..its a whole city of some of the most awesome beards around!

  17. the original merr August 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    this is f*cking awesome. i cant wait to go and meet other people who have a great appreciation for beards. i wonder if i should compete even though im only 17, well 18 when the competition is held. had a beard since i was in middle school.

  18. whats the start and end times?

  19. The competition begins at 1 pm and should end around 8 pm.


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