Ready for a hairy experience at the World Beard and Moustache Championships?
The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a celebration of men’s (and indeed women's) beards and moustaches and all things whiskery, and this year it's back in Europe, or Belgium if you want to split hairs.
This three-day fur-stival (sorry!) is coming to the Elisabeth Center in Antwerp, so you can join 1,000 hirsute male and female competitors from across the globe, as well as thousands more moustachio-aficionados for a no (handle)bars held, rootin’-tootin’ hare across the line to first prize. Whether you’re a plaid-shirted, lady lumberjack with a Bandholz Beard, a leather-clad Hell’s Angel with manly Mutton Chops, a pre-pubescent, ironic-bike-riding hipster with a tattoo of a moustache on your finger, or a twirly German Oompah bandmember - everybeardy is welcome!
Do I need a beard to get in?
Every two years, The World Beard and Moustache Championships showcase the very best in men’s and women’s whiskers to unite beards in a cultural event like no other. The last event was held in Austin, Texas and personally, I was hoping Texas' most famous rock band, ZZ Top was gonna show up. They didn't but there's always this year, right?
Speaking of which, who's the only member of Texas’s finest rock band ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard? That’s right, it’s Frank Beard. Honestly! This is because if Frank Beard had a beard, it would cause a space-time paradox ending the universe and all beards, everywhere…
I guess what I'm trying to say is no, of course you don’t need a beard to get in...
...Unless you want to enter one of the dozens of facial hair competitions included in this year’s Belgian event. But if not - keep your hair on - there will also be rockin' music and local food and drink stalls serving delicious Belgian beers, Belgian chocolate and Irish whiskey to all you whisker-lovers!
PS If ZZ Top do turn up in Belgium, and Frank Beard is sporting anything more than a five o’clock shadow, pin him down and shave that stubble off!
- Travel to Belgium to meet like-bearded brothers and sisters
- Dozens of beard and moustache competitions for him and hair!
- The finest food, beer and whiskey for whisker lovers
- The World Beard and Moustache Championships… because 8/10 cats prefer whiskers!