The Boise Beardsmen are taking recreational facial hair to a whole new level, giving our fair city's shaggiest, burliest and best-trimmed dudes (and dudettes—the Beardsmen don't discriminate) a shot at mustachioed and bearded glory in the First Annual Beard and Mustache Competition.
The friendly—albeit hairy—showdown will fill The Red Room Saturday, March 9, starting at 7 p.m., with categories including best full beard, best-groomed beard, partial beards, mustaches, freestyle beards and whiskerina for the ladies. Midnight spinning from DJ Mall Walker.
This event isn't just about soaking up music, slurping down drinks and showing off impressive displays of hirsute prowess, but it can be.
For the socially conscious, the competition also raises suicide awareness, and all proceeds are donated to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Like the many beards that will be on display, this event isn't about loot or monetary gain; it's about glory and affirming life.
The competition draws participants from across the region, so don't expect an entirely B-town crowd. Expect instead 'Squatches from across the West flaunting their best facial hair for a good cause. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m. and the competition begins at 8:30 p.m.