2015 NYC Beard & Moustache Competition

Calling all facial hair enthusiasts and the people who love them!  Think you’ve got what it takes?

LOGO_BeardMoustacheCome show off your hairy stuff Saturday May 16th at the 2015 NYC Beard & Moustache Competition.  Back for the 5th time this years competition will be better then ever, with more beards, more prizes, and more fun.

As always, proceeds from our competitions go to benefit local NYC charities.  This year we are excited to be partnering with Art Start who provides visual and performing arts training and mentoring in shelters for NYC’s homeless youth for 23 years.

Art Start  nurtures the voices, hearts and minds of New York City’s marginalized youth for the purpose of personal development through consistent, creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs and partnering youth agencies.

Venue Info

This year’s competition will be at The Bowery Ballroom in the Lower East Side.

Tickets will be available online or through the Bowery Ballroom box office.

Tickets are limited, and will most likely sell out, so act fast.

Are you coming from out of town?  Check out our travel guide.  (This is a growing work in progress)

Contestant Info

All contestants must hold tickets to the event, and are encouraged register online Before arriving.  Limited registration may be available onsite.

Contestant registration is now CLOSED.  

If you have not registered to compete yet, please arrive at the Bowery Ballroom early as we will have limited registration available on a first come first serve basis.


Click here for a full description of each category.

Full Beard Natural Over 8″

Full Beard Natural Under 8″

Cropped Beard/Starter Beard

Partial Beard/Chops

Groomed Beard

Freestyle Beard

Freestyle Partial Beard

Styled Moustache

Natural Moustache

Fake Realistic Beard or Moustache

Fake Creative Beard or Moustache


We want to give a furry faced Thank You to this year’s sponsors.

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If your brand is interested in helping support this event, you can reach out to us using our contact form here.