The Stumptown Stash & Beard Collective presents the 2012 West Coast Mustache & Beard Championships this Saturday, January 21 at the Crystal Ballroom (1332 W Burnside).
If you made it out last year, then you saw a packed house, with friendly folks (even those without face fur!) sharing drinks, and showing off some fantastically creative beards and mustaches. All in the name of fun, as this has truly become a national network turned family. Come see some of the finest competitors in the world, from as far away as Alaska, Pennsylvania, the entire West Coast, and yes, the Austin team will be here again!
The 2012 competition categories are Natural Mustache, Chops, Styled Mustache < 6 inches, Styled Mustache > 6 inches, Full Natural Beard < 1 foot, Full Natural Beard > 1 foot, Partial Beard, Full Beard with Styled Mustache, Freestyle Mustache, Freestyle Beard; and two women-only categories: Sassy Stashette and Bearded Beauty. Register here if you think you have what it takes (and don’t forget to buy a competitor ticket!).
This year’s judges are Brian Adrian Koch of Blitzen Trapper, Rocket from Devil’s Point, Mr. Jedediah Aaker, and Voodoo Doughnut‘s Tres Shannon.
In addition to the competitions, at this family friendly event you’ll also find a photobooth, beer, a raffle benefitting a PSU scholarship fund, and you’ll even witness a wedding! Tickets are only $9.50, and kids under 6 get in free. Doors open at 2:30pm, show begins at 3pm.
Some pics and story from last year: