LIVERPOOL’S fifth annual beard and moustache contest, BeerdFest takes place on Saturday, September 3 in the Baltic Triangle.The popular festival – endorsed by bearded legend Brian Blessed – offers beer and respect to winners.A local music line up will accompany the beard fun at Constellations from 2pm. Beard contesting gets started at 4pm hosted by the tashwag/organiser Jodie Schofield and Tom Singleton from The Essential Journal, when the best in northern facial hair hits the catwalk.Brian Blessed is patron and supporter of the festival. He said: “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.”Raising money for local charities via donations and a raffle, BeerdFest has gone from strength to strength since it started in 2012, and thanks to its popularity, has inspired the national contest to come to Liverpool.Festival creator Jodie Schofield said: “BeerdFest is such a fun day for all the family“Hundreds of beards and beard lovers joins us every World Beard Day to celebrate beards. Beards, beer and music is just a winning combination – really, what’s not to like?”Categories for 2016 include: Best Monster Beard, Best Business Beard, Best Partial Beard, Best Moustache, Best Homemade, Best Kids Homemade, BeerdFest Freak (freestyle).Audience members can also win as there open-for-all awards such as Bets Beerdfester.Register your category on the day before 3pm or email your category of choice to firstname.lastname@example.org.