Lackawanna County: "Hairy Up" for the Latest and Greatest
9 Sep, 2021
Experience a facial hair extravaganza on September 10th and 11th at the 2021 National Beard & Moustache Championships, presented by Honest Amish. “We couldn’t be happier about having the National Beard & Moustache Championships in Lackawanna County. I’m especially proud because not only is this an amazing and unique event that will bring national attention along with economic impact, but it’s an event that the Visitors Bureau brought in through our sales efforts,” said Curt Camoni, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau. Held at Montage Mountain Resorts, competitors and visitors can expect over 50 divisions of glorious facial hair competing for National Titles such as:
- Natural Moustache - Sideburns Freestyle
- Styled, Handlebar Moustache - Full Beard, Best Groomed at multiple lengths
- Dali Moustache - Full Beard, Freestyle
- Natural Goatee, Shaped - Realistic Beard
- Fu Manchu - Attached, Natural Craft Moustache
- Donegal - Creative Beard
The exclusive barbershops for the 2021 Championships are Guy’s Barber Shop from Scranton and Three Saints Barber Shop & Shave Parlor from Jessup. The owners of both shops, Damian Biancarelli and Mike McAndrew, will also be judges for various categories of the Championship. Participants and spectators can receive a haircut, beard trim, or a shave during the competition.
“Going to an event of this caliber is amazing on multiple levels. First, you have some of the strongest competitors from all over the U.S., and second, if you have been involved in the community for a while, it is like a big family reunion. We all have been waiting for the safe return to in-person events for so long now. Getting to compete with, and hug your competitors/friends, will be something we do not take for granted for a long time.” – Jason Kiley, National Full Beard Freestyle Champion
The full list of categories can be found here: https://www.nationalbeardchampionships.com/nbmc-categories
To register for the competition, visit here: https://www.nationalbeardchampionships.com/
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, September 9th - Early Bird Meet & Greet | Scranton Pub Crawl
Friday, September 10th NBMC Exhibition Show & Opening Ceremonies - Saturday, September 11th
The National Beard & Moustache Championships
Sunday, September 12th Celebration Brunch | Scranton Walking Tour
What to Expect as a Spectator:
In conjunction with the competition, a marketplace will be available for visitors and participants. Vendors include breweries, wineries, distilleries, barbershops, tattoo artists, and artisans. Guests can also enjoy Montage Mountain Resorts’ facilities such as their full restaurant and bar, outdoor decks, and live music.
To purchase Spectator Tickets, visit here: https://www.nationalbeardchampionships.com/store/2021-national-beard-and-moustache-championships-2-day-spectator-admission
Benefitting Our Community
Every year, Beard Team USA donates a large portion of the ticket proceeds to local charities in the Championship’s host city. Below are the charities benefitting from this year’s Championship:
Camp Freedom, Carbondale
Benefitting military veterans, first responders, and their families by providing outdoor adventures that encourage healing physically, mentally, and spiritually.
The Women’s Resource Center, Scranton
Provides services for female and male victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
Direct Relief, National Organization
Works nationally and internationally to equip medical professionals with life-saving medical resources for those in need.
Beard Team USA:
Advocating for facial hair since 2003. Beard Team USA represents facial hair in the U.S. and international Beard & Moustache Championships, all while promoting the positive facial hair awareness and the generous and charitable community nationwide. Beard Team USA is organized by a committee that takes pride in and recognizes the positive accomplishments of all beard clubs and organizations in the USA. Since 2010, the organization has been organizing and hosting the National Beard & Moustache Championships.
Lackawanna County sits in the Northeast Corner of Pennsylvania and is named for the beautiful river that runs through the region. The county is home to Scranton, the hit television series, The Office, the Pizza Capital of the World, and the SWB RailRiders, the Triple A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Lackawanna County boasts 4 seasons of attractions and events built around the cultural heritage of the immigrants who migrated to the region during the early 20th century for coal mining, steel production, and lace manufacturing. No matter when you visit Lackawanna County, you will find a place with an amazing history, a vibrant arts scene, and a wide variety of delicious ethnic cuisine