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

Yorkshire Beard of the year 2018

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 - Yorkshire Beard of the Year

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 – Yorkshire Beard of the Year

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…

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 - Yorkshire Beard of the year winner Carl Coates with his trophy and 100 bottles of beer from the Scarborough Brewery

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 – Yorkshire Beard of the year winner Carl Coates with his trophy created by the Robotic Woodsmith and 100 bottles of beer from the Scarborough Brewery

Beard Competition Style Guide 2018

Beard Style Guide Yorkshire beard day 2018

Beard Style Guide Yorkshire beard day 2018

  • Styled Stubble
  • Moustache
  • Goatee
  • Musketeer
  • Sideburns / Mutton chops
  • Business Beard (Short Beard)
  • King Edward VII
  • Verdi
  • Badger Beard (Natural beard of any colour that has distinct stripes)
  • Garibaldi
  • 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 Bearded Dog Poster 2018

Dog With Beard, Beard with Dog Competition Sunday Morning as part of Yorkshire beard day 2018 - The Grand Hotel, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112ET Sunday March 11th, Monday March 12th

Dog With Beard, Beard with Dog Competition Sunday Morning as part of Yorkshire beard day 2018 – The Grand Hotel, Southbay, Scarborough, YO112ET Sunday March 11th, Monday March 12th

Bearded Bot wearing a Fez Poster 2018

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 poster - image is a Bearded Bot wearing a fez trophy by Robotic Woodsmith created for this years Yorkshire Beard of the year Competition run by members of The British Beard Club

Yorkshire Beard Day 2018 poster – image is a Bearded Bot wearing a fez trophy by Robotic Woodsmith created for this years Yorkshire Beard of the year Competition run by members of The British Beard Club

Yorkshire Beard Days 2018 – Dates & Venue announced

Yorkshire beard days 2018 poster - Image is of Musketeer Ben Waddington and his false beard freestyling Daughters

Yorkshire beard days 2018 poster – Image is of Musketeer Ben Waddington and his false beard freestyling Daughters

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….

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017 Bragging rights

Official Yorkshire Beard Day TBBC Fun & Friendly Beard Competition results are as follows…

Bragging Rights for the year ahead were claimed by the following people…

False Beard Freestyle

  1. Katy Potatey
  2. Nicola McAllister
  3. Louise Taylor

Goatee

  1. Adam Clarke
  2. Stuart Swann

Musketeer

  1. Ben Waddington

Mutton Chops / Side Burns

  1. Dom Jarvis

Business Beard

  1. Luke Dixon
  2. Leon Dumont
  3. Ryan Linley

King Edward VII

  1. Carl Coates

Garibaldi

  1. Frazer
  2. Vince McAllister
  3. Matthew Darlow

Full Beard Natural

  1. Ronnie Fox
  2. Dave Johnson
  3. Lewis Aylmer

Full Beard Styled Moustache

  1. Shane Hazelgrave
  2. Andrew Brady
  3. Ian Taylor

Full Beard Freestyle

  1. Dave Balmford

Partial Beard Freestyle

  1. Ben Johnson

 

Over all Winners… audience favourites

Yorkshire Beard of the Year

  • Ben Waddington

Close second

  • Carl Coates

Runner up

  • Shane Hazelgrave

 

What a fabulously hairy day it was to Beard beside the seaside at the Scarborough Spa Suncourt 🙂

Thank you for bringing yourselves, your smiles and your amazing face furniture with you… see you all again next year!

Massive thanks and appreciation to all those that helped make such a tremendously cheery day possible.

Yes please do send in any photos of the day that you would like us to use on this website and to be used to promote Yorkshire Beard Day… you can get in touch via the contact form.

More updates and thankyous later in the week…

Until then enjoy the photos and coverage in the press and other media.

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

Beard Friendly Bands & Performers 2016

This Year’s Yorkshire Beard Day 2016 Bearded Bands & Entertainers announced so far in no particular order…
Captain of the Lost Waves – a moustache & daggger music box of tales, unsolved mysteries & hidden gems from the bridge of The Pheonix
The Fuzz Junkies – Young Bearded Dreadlocked and Fuzzily Funky Sideburns , the Rythmic Musiketeers.
Annabel –  Bright Dayglo beard full of Eighties inspired electropop
Nely Arockalypse – The beard mountain of metal brings his guitar and a whole lotta beard love to Yorkshire Beard Day
Graham Rhodes Grey Goatee Beard full of punky rock’n’roll poetry

more to be announced shortly….  after all there’s also an afterparty for those of you making a weekend of it 😉

Captain of the Lost Waves - a moustache & daggger music box of tales, unsolved mysteries & hidden gems from the bridge of The Pheonix

Captain of the Lost Waves – a moustache & daggger music box of tales, unsolved mysteries & hidden gems from the bridge of The Pheonix

The Fuzz Junkies - Young Bearded Dreadlocked and Fuzzily Funky Sideburns , the Rythmic Musketeers of music

The Fuzz Junkies – Young Bearded Dreadlocked and Fuzzily Funky Sideburns , the Rythmic Musiketeers.

Annabel - Dayglo Beard Eighties inspired Electropop

Annabel – Dayglo Beard full of Eighties inspired Electropop

Nely Arockalypse - The beard mountain of metal brings his guitar and a whole lotta beard love to Yorkshire Beard Day

Nely Arockalypse – The beard mountain of metal brings his guitar and a whole lotta beard love to Yorkshire Beard Day

Click here to pre-register your beards in advance or turn up and register on the day between 2pm & 3pm Saturday 5th March, 2016 in The Spa Suncourt, Scarborough Spa Complex, Southbay Foreshore, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD.

Click here for info on the Bearded Bike Ride which starts at 12 noon and takes you round the many marvelous sights of Scarborough and brings you back in time for the start of the beard competition.

Oyez!! Oyez!! Town Crier at Yorkshire Beard Day 2016

Scarborough Town Crier David Birdsall

Scarborough Town Crier David Birdsall

It is with great pleasure we can tell you that Scarborough’s Town Crier David Birdsall will be our master of ceremony at this years Yorkshire Beard Day 2016 – TBBC Northern Beards Meet Up Free Public Event being held at the Scarborough Spa Complex on Saturday March 5th 2016.

At 12 noon he will officially announce the start of proceedings at this years Yorkshire Beard Day 2016 and ring his bell as Bearded Bike riders set off on a cycle tour round Scarborough. Later in the day he will join a panel of Beard Judges for the Yorkshire Beard Day Fun & Friendly Beard Competition which is being run by The British Beard Club and is open to all wearers of facial hair.

Pre-Registration for the Beard Competition and the Bearded Bike Ride is now open click here. Registration on the day for the beard competition takes place between 2pm and 3pm. The competition starts at 3:30pm when the Bearded Cyclists ride back into the suncourt to a round of applause. Enthusiastic & vocal Spectators of all ages and genders are very much welcomed & encouraged.

Between the Beards + Bikes and Beard Competitions you will be entertained by Beard friendly bands & artists as well as be able to browse stalls selling specially knitted Fake beards & an array of beard based merchandise plus specially brewed Beard Beer available from the public bar.

The Beard Beers created by North Riding Brewery this year go by the names of “Beardfiller” and “Baby Got Beard”. more info and tasting notes will appear in another post.

There will be a bearded banquet at 6pm whilst we all await the results to be counted and at 7:30pm the Winner of Yorkshire Beard of the Year will be proclaimed and bragging rights awarded.

After parties will be available and a list of Yorkshire Beard Day 2016 friendly cafes, pubs, bars and accommodation and their special Yorkshire Beard Day 2016 offers handed out. If you want to be on this list then please do contact us.