Welcome to the 2013 Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships
The fourth annual Just For Men National Beard and Moustache Championships® organized by Beard Team USA® will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the world-famous House of Blues in the French Quarter.
The National Championships utilize an eighteen-category system based on the system commonly employed at the World Beard and Moustache Championships. The categories range from the delicate Dali moustache to the anything-goes full beard freestyle and are described in greater detail here. Information on rules and scoring is here. The championships are open to anyone, regardless of nationality, experience, or club affiliation.
The host hotel is the Sheraton New Orleans, located at 500 Canal Street, right across the street from the French Quarter.
If you are in New Orleans on Thursday night, be sure to sign up for the French Quarter Walking Tour, leaving the Sheraton at 8 pm.
Packet pick-up will be available at the Welcoming Party on Friday, September 6, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Lagniappe Bar at the Sheraton New Orleans. The press conference is at 2 pm and as beardsmen show up we will check to make sure they are in the correct category. Join us for beers and casual conversation throughout the evening.
Saturday’s fun starts with the Opening Ceremonies at 10 am in the lobby of the Sheraton, followed immediately by the parade through the French Quarter to the House of Blues where the competition gets underway at 12 noon. Spectators wanting to watch the competition need to buy admission tickets to the House of Blues here.
Following the competition, everyone is invited to the Sunset Dinner/Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi River onboard the steamboat Natchez. If you want to go on the boat ride, click here . Jazz included.