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…
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.
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
Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet UP
Barbers & Beards Festival
Sunday 11th March and Monday 12th March 2018
Venue: The Grand Hotel, Scarborough, YO11 2ET
More Details to follow… but here’s a poster to view….
Beard Registration is now OPEN!
You can now register your beards (real or false) in advance for the Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 Friendly Beard Competition which will take place on Saturday 4th March 2017 2pm – 7:30pm at the Spa Suncourt, Scarborough Spa Complex, Southbay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD
Click here for advance registration. or use the menu link above.
- Styled Stubble
- Sideburns or Mutton chops
- Business Beard
- King Edward VII
- Verdi, Garibaldi
- Full Beard Natural
- Full Beard Styled Moustache
- Full Beard Freestyle
- Partial Beard Freestyle
- False Beard Freestyle.
Yes, Ladies and Children can join in too! by making and bringing your own Fake beards for the False beard freestyle category.
False and Knitted beards will also be available to purchase on the day with profits going to the Prostate Cancer Charity Prostate Cancer UK
There are bragging rights and Prizes to be won!
Click here for advance registration. or use the menu link above.
Photography, Sponsorship and Trade Stalls enquiries click here
Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet Up
Saturday March 4th 2017 at Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough UK.
2pm – 7:30pm
Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 is our annual follically family friendly fun event for beard growers, lovers and appreciators in and around Yorkshire and visitors from near and far.
You are invited to spend a Saturday at the seaside in the company of Yorkshire Beards, Real Beer and family friendly fun. All are welcome.
You will be greeted by bearded bands and artists, vintage vinyl records played on wind up gramophone players, specially brewed beard beer, stalls selling all manner of beard-related products including beard oil, beard balms, beard and moustache combs, moustache wax, beard t-shirts, knitted beards etc… Plus family friendly Fun and Games such as Beard Bingo! Beard drawing and colouring-in.
Beard competition bragging rights and prizes galore! Including prizes for best fake beard for those of you unable to grow your own. Fake beards can be made by yourself or purchased on the day with profits going to the prostate cancer support charity Prostate Cancer UK.
At 6pm There will be a Bearded Banquet whilst the judges decide the beard category winners and then at 7:30pm the title of Yorkshire Beard 2017 will be
After Party arrangements and further event details will be announced closer to the time for those of you with an eye to staying over and making a weekend of it. 🙂
Trade Stall & Sponsorship enquiries please click here
There is ample space for Photographers who wish to set up portable studios more info please click here
Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet Up 2014
This Year’s Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 will take place on Saturday March 22nd 2014 at the Scarborough Spa Complex, Scarborough UK.
You are invited to spend Saturday at the seaside in the company of Yorkshire Beards, Real Beer and family friendly fun. All are welcome.
There will also be Beard Portrait competition, Beard Photo Competition, Bearded Bands, Beer Tasting, Vintage Vinyl Records played on wind up Gramophone Players, Family Friendly Fun & Games and Prizes galore. Including prizes for best fake beard for those of you unable to grow your own. Fake beards can be made by yourself or purchased on the day with profits going to The Prostate Cancer Charity Prostate Cancer UK.
At 6pm There will be a Bearded Banquet whilst the judges decide the beard category winners and then at 7:30pm the title of Yorkshire Beard 2014 will be announced.
After Party Venue and Further Details will be announced over the next few days….