Time for another BeerdFest

David Dade president of The British Beard Club returns as a judge this year

On Saturday 5th September it’s World Beard Day, but it is also time for Liverpool’s favourite annual beard and moustache contest BeerdFest!

It’s the fourth outing of the popular festival which offers beer and respect to winners, and a great day out for all who attend!

Simply put, BeerdFest is beards, beer and music!

This time around it’s back with a fantastic line up of acoustic music to accompany beard grooming and wood chopping at its home in the Baltic Triangle,Constellations, as well as beer tasting and a food contest

It starts at 3pm and includes acoustic delights from the likes of local singer songwriters SheBeat, K’sChoice himself Derek King, the one and only Neildsy and Liverpool blues boy Joe Kelly

Later on, the only beard contest in town hosted by the tashwag, starring the best facial hair from around the UK, hits the catwalk.

Register your category or just book your ticket for a great day.

There are prizes for Best Beard, Moustache, Partial and Fake, and it’s not just for boys, the Fake award (for ladies and babyfaces) is hotly contested, very creative and most entertaining! Audience members can also go home winners with Best BeerdFester, BILF and BeerdFest BadAss (Freestyle) up for grabs.

Email your category of choice to beerdfestliverpool@gmail.com

To attend the Fest you can order your tickets via their crowdfunder campaign at www.gofundme.com/beerdfest The contest costs £5 to attend from 3pm until late. Prizes this year come courtesy of Liverpool Craft Beer, Liverbeards, the British Beard Club and Lush Spa Liverpool.

BeerdFest was created by organiser Jodie Schofield in 2012 who is thrilled with the popularity of the festival: “BeerdFest is better every year, hundreds of beard lovers joining us for the fun times. Brian Blessed remains our bearded Patron, wood chopping and beer tasting are added to the mix this September, and as well as awards for our fantastic contestants we’ll be celebrating our audience too…Not only is Beerdfest the hairiest, but likely Liverpool’s most fun festival!”

Judges this year are President of the British Beard Club David Dade, Bristlr beardlovers app chief beard fancier Stephanie Wedderburn, and beardy barber to the stars Cut Throat Pete. A special Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced to a very bearded blues man and Patron Brian Blessed is a huge supporter of the festival: “It’s delightful that people are coming together and celebrating beards. I’ve always enjoyed mine. If you want a fun day out, Beerdfest in Liverpool will do the trick.”

BeerdFest supports men’s mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Campaigner Simon Howes says: “With suicide now the biggest killer of men under 50 in this country, it is brilliant to see such a great partnership between BeerdFest and CALM continuing. Every year it gets bigger and better, much like some of the beards that enter. We’re thrilled to work with such a great bunch of people who love beards and care about men’s wellbeing.”

Jodie has produced a beard-watching picture blog at www.tashwags.blogspot.com since attending the World Beard & Moustache Championships in 2007. The World Championships are being held in Austria this year in November.