Are you ready to be forever immortalised in facial hair folklore?
Each year, the Ballarat Beard and Stache Competition is an opportunity for facial hair aficionados around regional Victoria to gather together and get creative with their grooming – whether it’s the full ‘300’ Spartan growth or The Zappa.
Usually a major part of the Ballarat Heritage Weekend – an event that has been delivering an immersive, engaging and fascinating experience to take visitors beyond the surface and showcase the true uniqueness of the regional town for more than a decade – the esteemed competition returns on its own this year, having been rescheduled from its original date in May, at time of the Victorian lockdowns.
The key takeaways
- The annual Ballarat Beard and Stache Competition returns
- The comp is being held at Hop Temple in Ballarat on World Beard Day in September
- Registrations are now open
Giving people that chance to enjoy some spectacular staches and beards, celebrating all kinds of facial hair, the comp is being held at Hop Temple in Ballarat on Saturday, September 4, coinciding with World Beard Day. If you’ve got what it takes and you work weekends, it’s time to put in that cheeky time request.
Registrations are now open and you can enter your stach-tacular beards in any applicable category. These include the full beard category which will showcase full facial hairiness in all its glory; the Verdi which is for the impeccably groomed beard style (moustache styling encouraged); the partial beard (think goatees, flavour savers, chops, sideburns), and of course the moustache category, which requires top lip coverage only. Styling is high encouraged with this one.
There is also a “just for fun category” where you can play around with fake beards or freestylers, and even the ladies and kids can get involved. With giveaways and prizes up for grabs, you’d be mad not to get around it.
If you’re keen on getting involved, you better start working on your masterpiece. If you have currently registered your registration stands, and if you haven’t registered yet you have an extended period of time to register, with registrations staying open until September.
It all goes down on Saturday, September 4 at Hop Temple Ballarat. Register your beard here.
Stay up to date with details, via the Ballarat Beard & Stache Facebook page here.