Held in Tinley Park, Chicago Southland at 350 Brewing Company Insanity Factory.
Holiday Inn & Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477
BOOK HERE and use group code BNM or mention the National Beard and Moustache Championships
Wingate by Wyndham Tinley Park
18421 N Creek Dr, Tinley Park, IL 60477
BOOK HERE to receive a group rate
*Times and details subject to change
Thursday 11/7 - Location TBD
5pm - Early Registration and Early-Bird Meet and Greet
Friday 11/8 at the Insanity Factory
10am - Registration Begins
2pm - Exhibition Opens
4pm - Exhibition Categories Begin
9pm - Finish
10pm - After Party
Saturday 11/9 at the Insanity Factory
9:30am - Registration Begins
11am - Competition Begins (Tentative Order: Moustaches, Partial Beards, Craft, Full Beards)
10pm - Finish
10:30pm - After Party
Sunday 11/10 - Location TBD
11am - Brunch
2pm - Brewery Crawl
We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions please email us.
Friday Evening Kick-Off Exhibition Competition
Want to compete Friday and Saturday? Well now you can Friday to kick off 2019 NBMC we will have a fun light hearted competition. For $5 you can join in on this fun competition the night before the big show.
Design Beard - Short, styled beard with designs/graphics carved into it. Will be judged on creativity and style.
Business Beard - A well-presented beard with also the overall groomed presentation from head to toe. Styling Aids permitted, all lengths accepted.
Brewers Beard - Any beard of a hard working, beer making person. Beard will be judged on wildness and ability to produce yeast**.
Veterans Beard - Any beard from a retired or discharged US Service member. Will be judged on overall suitability and time invested.
Montel Moustache - A well groomed, short, thick Push-broom/caterpillar-like moustache. Bonus points for a smile.
5 O’Clock Shadow - Competitors will shave no earlier than 7 am the day of the event and will be judged according to level of growth later that same day at 5pm (17:00).
2019 NBMC will have 50+ official categories to suite all the facial hair styles and will include 6 craft categories. For category specific definitions head over to our categories page to learn more.
Registration & Tickets
Register and purchase your tickets below. You select your category and then will need to provide a name and email for the competitor. If you need to change your category at a later date email us.