Big Sky Beard & Stache Competition 2016
May 20-21, 2016 in Billings, MT
YOUR FACIAL HAIR
It’s more than just a beard or mustache, and defies mere definition like soul patch or a goatee. It’s your signature, your one-of-a-kind, this-is-who-I-am, like-it-or-not way of telling the world who you are--and it’s time to celebrate it in all its manly glory. That’s why we are calling on all well-styled men to grab their beard oil, wax and gel to compete in the Big Sky Beard & Stache Competition. Whether big and bushy or sleek and slender, your facial phenomenon is precisely what we’re looking for. It’s time to be known for the well-styled man you truly are. You want this. You need this. And by damn, you deserve it.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
The 2016 Big Sky Beard & Stache Competition will be held on on May 21 in Billings, Montana. The competition gets underway at 1:00 pm on the 100 block of Broadway, in the heart of downtown Billings. This inaugural event is presented by Singh Contracting. We appreciate the additional support of Heavy Horse Bar, JP’s Auto Central, Beard Mountain, Western Security Bank, Farmer’s Insurance and Scraggly Beard.
Hurry Up! Only seatsRegister to Compete Today
categories to judge
winners to award
band to entertain
Beers to sample
CATEGORIES & JUDGING
The Big Sky Beard & Stache competition conforms to the rules of the World Beard and Moustache Championships, with eighteen categories being judged in all. These categories are divided into three groups: Mustaches, Partial Beards and Full Beards. Categories are presented below, with an explanation of criteria required for all entrants.
Goatee NaturalMoustache & Beard
MusketeerMoustache & Beard
Imperial Partial Beard/Kaiser BeardPartial Beard
Partial Beard FreestylePartial Beard
Partial Beard SideburnsPartial Beard
Full Beard NaturalMoustache & Beard
Full Beard Styled MoustacheMoustache & Beard
*styling aids are things like moustache wax, hair spray, hair cream, styling foam, hair gel, hair pins, rubber bands, hair ties and other products or materials used in preparation for competition.
Friday Night MMA Fight
Each registrant receives a pair of tickets to the MMA fights for Friday, May 20 at Rimrock Auto Arena. There will be a Parade of Manliness that night in the ring all competitors will be called to the stage and recognized for their participation in the event to be held the next day.
-There will be a shuttle provided to get competitors to/from the arena safely.
Saturday, Judging BeginsStella Daskalakis & Mayor Tom Hanel
Street party done
The Best Western ClockTower Inn is offering a room discount to all competitors.
Pencil Thin Mustache I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, the "Boston Blackie" kind. I wish I had a pencil thin mustache, then I could solve some mysteries too.
You men who long for love, you mustn't all despair, There's a secret you should know, to capture the hearts of the fair. You may not have the looks. You may not have the dash. But to win yourself a girl, If you only got a moustache, a moustache, a moustache if you only got a moustache.
A Million Ways To Die In The West
Got Me a Beard She asked me to trim back my face hair. But nobody ever tells me to shave. So I dumped her. I'm bearded, and that's how it's going to stay.
The Beards [the band]
Obey The Beard Obey the beard. Respect the beard. Behold the beard. I put my faith in my facial hair to get me through.
Psychostick [The band]
Whether this is your first beard and mustache competition or are just wondering a little more about us, we’ve put together some information that will help you make your man plans. Still need more details after reading through the FAQ’s? Feel free to contact us.
We’ve made the registration process as straightforward as possible—just click here to sign up. The cost is just $25. Registration will remain open until a few hours before the big event.
My man, that’s completely up to you. Check the mirror, check the category descriptions, then choose the one that most closely describes the look you’re rockin’. And don’t worry; if you enter the wrong category, we’ll get it right at registration.
Basic criteria are included in the individual category descriptions. Once judging begins, our judges will choose the contestants whose facial hair best complements their overall style, personality and appearance. In the freestyle category, judges will be asked to consider creativity and originality as well.
Yes. Grow a beard or mustache, register and show up.
Membership in a club is not required – this competition is open to everyone.
Our judges will be announced immediately prior to the beginning of the judging period. Until then, we’re keeping our well-groomed lips zipped. What we can tell you is that our judges are fair, unbiased, and looking forward to seeing the manly creations which will be on display.
There will be six or seven, but usually no more than five judging at one time.
There is no special category for women; however, anyone is welcome to compete in any category. One caveat? (That means “rule.”) No fake facial hair or any type of hair affixed to the face. Natural growth only. Seriously.
Only if you beat us there first. (Real answer: of course.)
This goes without saying.
Sure! This is event is designed to be fun and family-friendly. (Hint: Help us keep it that way.)
Here's some amazing inspiration boys! Photos of world competitors from Jeffrey Moustache - The World of Beards, 2015 World Beard Championships and and their organizers: Beard Team USA, Steffen Rasile, from Helena, placed 2nd at the National Beard Competition and read up on this article where Beard Mountain tells you how to grow the best beard you can!