Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 = Beards & Beer!

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.

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 - TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up - Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.   BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.
Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up – Saturday 9th March 2019 – The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD. BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.

BEARD COMPETITION

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. 

BEER FESTIVAL

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!

Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 - TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up - Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.   BEARDS & BEER Day 3 of the Scarborough Real Ale Cider & Arts Festival 2019 hosted by Volunteers of the Scarborough CAMRA branch.
Poster for Yorkshire Beard Day 2019 – TBBClub Northern Beard Meet Up – Saturday 9th March 2019 – The Ocean Room, Scarborough Spa, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112HD.

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

10th Anniversary Year of The British Beard Club
www.thebritishbeardclub.org

Beard Registration now OPEN!

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.

Categories include…

  • Styled Stubble
  • Moustache
  • Goatee
  • Musketeer
  • 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.

False Beard Freestyle - Yorkshire Beard Day - everyone can take part in the fun & friendly beard competition run by The British Beard Club

False Beard Freestyle – Yorkshire Beard Day beard competition everyone can join in and enjoy

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 - prizes

Yorkshire beard day – prizes can be won

Scarborough – It’s Better by Beard

Here’s a Nostalgic Old Railway Poster re-imagined for Yorkshire Beard Day 2015 🙂

Yorkshire Beard Day 2015 – TBBC Northern Beard Meet Up takes place in Scarborough at The Scarborough Spa Complex on Saturday 21st March 2015 from 2pm til 7:30pm. Followed by an after party… You can register your beards in advance by clicking here.

Scarborough - It's better by beard - Yorkshire Beard Day 2015 - nostalgia poster

Scarborough – It’s better by beard – Yorkshire Beard Day 2015 – nostalgia poster

Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 TBBC friendly Beard Comp results!

There were 54 fantastic real & false beards registered for the Yorkshire Beard Day 2014 TBBC friendly beard competition this year…

The most hotly contested catergories were Full Beard Natural & False Beard Freestyle.

Overall standard was Very high in all categories.

The Judges thank you all for showing off your beards at their very best!

Special thanks to those of you who made special effort in the costume department.

You did your Beards proud!

Bragging rights this year go to the following….

Styled stubble
1st = Guy Baumann
2nd = Dr John Oakland

Kind Edward
1st = Tony Pulsa
2nd = Jonny Manchester

Verdi
1st = Steve Ridgewell
2nd = Rae Pulsa

Garibaldi
1st = Mike Smith
2nd = Patrick Woollons

Partial Beard Freestyle
1st = Michael Wallage
2nd = Craig Shanks Hitchen-Anderson
3rd = Magnus Young Karlsen

Full beard natural
1st = Micheal Legge
2nd = Damien Knight
3rd = Paul Jones

Full beard moustache
1st = Charlie Saville
2nd = Kenneth Waters
3rd = Jack Hewitt

Full Beard Freestyle
1st = Andy Teague
2nd = Alexander Magraw
3rd = Dave Balmford

False beard Freestyle (will check photos to match names later)
1st = Sculpted beard with owl and bird
2nd = Knitted long flowery beard
3rd = Tied result – Child with colourful beard and Metal beard Katy.

Best in show and winner of the title Yorkshire Beard 2014
Michael Legge
Very close competitors were – Mike Smith and Alexander Magraw

Judges were

Dawne louise Cooper – Racoon international Artistic team

George Dobson – George Henry’s Traditional Barbers