It has been announced!
Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 9th March 2019 in The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.
You are therefore cordially invited to join us at the above location on Saturday 9th March 2019 for a folically fun, familly friendly fun raising event featuring Beards, Beer, Beard competitions, Bearded Bands, Beard Barbering and all manner of Bearded merchandise including the ever popular knitted beard stall. All profits going to charity.
We have been invited to share the venue with the Scarborough CAMRA Branch who have organised the Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival. They are delighted to welcome our Yorkshire Beard Day Beard Competition as an added attraction to the Festival. There is a Festival Door Tax of £5 and for this you get a Festival Beer Glass and a Festival Programme filled with all the beer and beard info you will need to guide you whilst you are in attendance and more importantly let you know what you’ve been drinking when you wake up the next morning… 😀
The annual fun and friendly beard competition run by members of The British Beard Club will take place between 2pm and 7pm on the day. You will need to have registered your beard in person at the beard competition reception table by 2:30pm on the day of competition to be able to compete. Entry Fee is by charitable monetary donation, any spare beer festival tokens are also accepted. All monies raised go to charity. Raising funds for and awareness of Prostate Cancer.
“But I don’t have a Beard!”
That’s ok! you can always get in the spirit of the day by making a homemade false beard and bringing it with you or Buy one of the amazing knitted beards on the knitted beard stall or join in with others getting crafty at the Beard Making and Beard drawing/painting table. Which is great fun for children and beardless men and women 😉 And yes there is a Category called “False Beard Freestyle” for you to enter your beard in 🙂
There will also be Beard portrait photographers in the venue with their cameras eager to capture your beard in all its magnificence!
Dress to impress!
Your beard will be judged with beards that will be similar to your own, sometimes the difference between two closely competing beards is how well yours is presented… a quick internet search of other beard competitions may help inspire you with your ‘look’.
There are 15 different beard style categories to choose from including Styled stubble, Moustache, Goatee, Musketeer, Sideburns/mutton chops, Business Beard(short beard), King Edward VII, Verdi, Badger Beard, Garibaldi, Full Beard Natural, Full Beard Styled with Moustache, Full Beard Freestyle, Partial Beard Freestyle, False Beard Freestyle.
Each Beard Style category will be paraded in front of the public and have a winner chosen by the Beard Judging panel, then the Beard Style Category winners go through to compete for the accolade of “Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2019” an element of which is decided by public vote.
Secret spotter prizes will also be awarded throughout the day… could you be the slug balancing champion?
After the awards and the Beard bragging rites have been handed out the celebrations will continue into the night…. well…that beer festival beer isn’t going to drink itself now is it? 😉
Everyone who enters the Beard Competition will have their beard photographed and their image placed on the “Beard Gallery Wall of the Hirsute” so the public can discuss and pick their favourites before, during and after the Official Judging of the Beard competition.
Above all have fun and enjoy your big beardy day.
In previous years we’ve brewed up a special Yorkshire Beard Day Beer, this year the splendid fellows of the Scarborough CAMRA Branch have organised the Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival and bring you over 80 different real ales and 20+ Ciders and Perrys to choose from made by some of Yorkshire’s finest brewers and breweries….and others from further afield.
The Scarborough Beer Cider and Arts Festival is being held over 3 Days Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March Yorkshire Beard Day, and open 12noon until 11pm each day.
Children are welcome at the festival until 8pm.
Organised and run by unpaid Volunteers dedicated to seeking out quality real ale! Thank them with a smile and you will be well served.
BEER GLASS & FESTIVAL PROGRAMME.
Door Tax is £5 and for this you get a Festival Beer Glass and a Festival Programme filled with all the beer and beard info you will need to guide you whilst you are in attendance and more importantly let you know what you’ve been drinking when you wake up the next morning….
SO LET’S ALL RAISE A GLASS! TO 2019!
See you all there!
2019 is the 8th time we have celebrated Yorkshire Beard Day the first one being “Beards, Beer and Louis Barabas & the Bedlam Six” in 2012.
2019 is also the 10th anniversary year of The British Beard Club which held it’s first official gathering in 2009. www.thebritishbeardclub.org
Here’s a photo of the over-all winners of this Years’ Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 Beard Competition run by members of The British Beard Club.
Yorkshire Beard of the Year 2018 – Carl Coates
2nd place – The Viking Sunrise Andy Snowball 😉
3rd place – Joint bragging rites go to Ben Waddington and Matthew Darlow
This Year’s Judges were
- Robert John Grosvenor – MCSRSB multi award-winning barber, TQUK Assessor, Freelance Educator
- Yucel Olmezkaya – SRSB, multi award winning barber, Great British Barber Academy and Andis guest educator
- Kearon Harvey – SRSB multi award winning barber, Educator assessor
Bragging rites for each of the catergory winners will be posted sometime tomorrow…
You will be happy to know we have a table set aside for you to doodle, draw, sketch and do your colouring-in of beards and bearded people.
This year you will be able to enter your beard drawings, doodles, paintings and colouring-ins to a competition and win some lovely Art and Illustrated book based prizes.
First prize is the signed book “Grandad’s Secret Giant” by the amazingly talented Illustrator and author David Litchfield. Some of you may know him as the author/illustrator of “The Bear and the Piano”
Entries can be submitted throughout the day from 10am onwards and a winner will be chosen at 4pm on Sunday 11th March in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough.
Those of you who are beard aware may notice Grandad’s Secret Giant is wearing a full beard with styled moustache… and may even with a little tidy up and a comb through be able to enter it into the Verdi category of the Beard Competition 😉
The prizes that the Yorkshire Beard of the year and Yorkshire Barber of the year winners will win are stacking up…
Here we see one of two “tower of beers” contributions from the splendid folk at Scarborough Brewery.
To be in with a chance of winning this beer and many other incredible prizes you will need to take part in the Beard Competition or the Barber Competition. Competitor tickets will be available from the registration desk on Sunday from 10am right up until 2pm shortly after which the first of the competitions are due to start.
All monies raised go to charity.
- Styled Stubble
- Sideburns / Mutton chops
- Business Beard (Short Beard)
- King Edward VII
- Badger Beard (Natural beard of any colour that has distinct stripes)
- Full Beard Natural
- Full Beard Styled Moustache
- Full Beard Freestyle
- Partial Beard Freestyle
- Creative False Beard Freestyle (open to those unable to grow a beard)
Styled Stubble: a few days growth closely cropped and styled/designed/sculpted/patterned using razer and beard clippers.
Moustache: Facial hair on the top lip only. can be any style, left natural or twirled.
Goatee: Hair on the chin or chin and top lip around the mouth.
Musketeer: A narrow pointed chin beard and a distinct moustache usually fashioned with wax or naturally trained.
Sideburns / Mutton Chops: Hair on the side of the face, can be joined by a moustache but chin must be clean shaven.
Business Beard / Short Beard: a neat and tidy shaped full set beard like a well kept lawn.
King Edward VII: Classic full set beard long enough to be trimmed to naturally occuring point with a naturally trained or subtly waxed and combed tea strainer.
Verdi: short to medium sized beard, not pointy but of a rounded appearance. Waxed and curled moustache.
Badger Beard: Natural Beard of any colour that has distinct stripes.
Garibaldi: Big Bushy rounded beard so thick you can lose items in it…
Full Beard Natural: Full set that has been left to grow out as nature intended… a little cultivation/trimming can have occurred to keep it in check and a comb put through it.
Full Beard Natural with styled moustache: Full set that has been left to grow out as nature intended… a little cultivation/ trimming can have occurred to keep it in check and a comb put through it. Plus a styled moustache which can be a naturally trained one or styled with wax.
Full Beard Freestyle: Anything goes, you can style your full beard however you want, use all manner of product, colourings, hairsprays and waxes as long as the base of your creation is your naturally occuring facial hair. Let your imagination be your inspiration.
Partial Beard Freestyle: Partial beard is any beard that isn’t a full set, you can style your Partial Beard however you want, use all manner of product, colourings, hairsprays and waxes as long as the base of your creation is your naturally occuring facial hair. Let your imagination be your inspiration.
Creative, False Beard Freestyle: This is the category for those of you who can’t grow a beard, either because you are a child, usually because you are a woman or because you just naturally have a baby face 😉 Your false beard can be made to look as real as possible or as spectacularly unreal as possible and made from whatever material you happen to have laying around. Themed or artistic beards are an especially good with both the Judges and the spectating crowd… dress up, have fun! take a look at the Whiskerinas for inspiration
Beard Registration desk will be open from 10am on the Sunday until approximately 2pm when the Competitions are due to start… for more info click here
Once registered you will have the opportunity to get your official beard portrait photograph taken, explore the many historical features of the Grand Hotel, browse the various beardy merchandise stalls, enjoy the bearded Live music performances, Draw beards, choose and purchase knitted beards from the amazing knitted beard stall, take a stroll on the beach and join in the “Dog with Beard, Beard with Dog” fun competition…
There will also be Barbering competitions and barbering demonstrations by some of the UKs top Barbers and educators taking place in both the Ballrooms.
A printed list of all the Yorkshire Beard Days – Beards and Barbers Festival activities will be available on the day and on this website shortly before the Big Beardy occasion.
Photographers and Media organisations – There is ample space to set up portable studios in and around the venue please use the contact form let us know any special requests or requirements in advance and we will do our best to help and advise you on what facilities are available. Please ensure your equipment has been PAT tested in advance.
Beard Competition info click here
Barber Competition info click here
Yorkshire Beard day 2018 has a new Venue for 2018
This year we are in the iconic Victorian building of The Grand Hotel, South Bay Scarborough.
Competitor and Day wristband access all areas tickets available on the door.
General Public access before and inbetween competitions is available by charitable donation
Day Competition Spectator Tickets available on the door.
Children 12 years old and under and Mothers on Mother’s Day.
Beard Competition info click here
Barber Competition info click here