The Second Annual $5000 Beard Team USA National Beard and Moustache Championships will take place on October 8, 2011 at the Clipper Magazine Stadium, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Competition will take place in five categories, including moustache, partial beard, full beard groomed, full beard natural, and freestyle. A total of $5000 ($1000 per category) in cash will be awarded to the winners, with the first place winners taking home $600 each, second best $300, and third place $100.
The entry fee for contestants will be $40. Admission for spectators will be $10.
The stadium is the home of the Lancaster Barnstormers minor league baseball team. It comes complete with two Jumbo-trons, VIP sky boxes for competitors, Hess’s BBQ, etc. And, a variety of delicious adult brewed beverages will be available as well. Note that Columbus Day is Monday, October 10, so many people will have an extra day for travel.
Lancaster is well known for its Amish community that has been growing beards for America in the surrounding area for nearly 300 years. Participants in the Nationals will have a unique chance to experience Amish culture as part of the Nationals Weekend.