No Fake Moustaches or Fake Beards Allowed at the 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships
09/03/2013

The fourth annual Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships are scheduled for September 6-7 in New Orleans's famous French Quarter.

Online PR News – 03-September-2013 – Madison/WI – The fourth annual Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships are scheduled for September 6–7 in New Orleans’s famous French Quarter. For that weekend, at least, only 100 percent authentic facial hair will be present at the championships -- there will be no fake facial hair to be seen.

the happiness of all people being with their beards and with each other.

Lake Mills, Wisconsin, resident Walter Cnare has been growing out his beard for two years now. During that time, he has become heavily involved with beard-growing competitions across the United States, as the Lake Mills Leader reports. He has set his sights on winning the national competition after his victory at the Wisconsin state championship. To afford travel to the national competition, though, Walter has entered a Facebook contest, trying to win a trip to New Orleans. Results are currently pending.

Even the best realistic fake facial hair has nothing on the real deal that men like Walter sport to the national championship. Depending on the type of facial hair they have, contestants are placed into one of eighteen categories, ranging from natural beards and moustaches to “Verdi” beards, sideburns, and freestyle facial hair. On Friday of the competition weekend, contestants will compete through the quarter- and semi-final rounds, hoping for a chance to be finalists at the judging on Saturday.

The contest itself falls on World Beard Day, which is September 7 of this year, although it is uncertain whether this is by design. A celebration including the use of a fake beard or a fake moustache would be frowned upon; World Beard Day, as described on the event’s website, is an event characterized by “the happiness of all people being with their beards and with each other.” And don’t even think about shaving on World Beard Day -- it is considered highly disrespectful.

Although Walter hopes to win a trip to New Orleans to compete in the Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships, those who stay at home may want to consider sporting some realistic fake facial hair in solidarity if they are not lucky enough to have grown a beard. Otherwise, if beardless, prepare to hear about coverage of the championships while showing support to bearded family members or friends by waiting on them hand and foot.

For more information about the Just for Men National Beard and Moustache Championships, visit http://beardteamusa.org/nationals/, learn more about World Beard Day at http://worldbeardday.com/.