Are you looking to show off your facial follicles and compete for the title of having one of the best beards on the East Coast? If so, then you should consider registering for the Keystone State Beard and Mustache Championship in York County, South Carolina. This wide-ranging competition is open to both men and women, and participants from all over North Carolina are welcome to join. The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, supports, and uplifts those who contribute to America's food culture. The foundation also advocates for a standard of good food based on talent, equity, and sustainability.
The foundation's Restaurant and Chef Awards were established in 1990 and first awarded in 1991. At the Keystone State Beard and Mustache Championship, you can compete in a variety of categories. These include natural mustache, beard (under 4 inches), beard (over 8 inches), and fake beard. Duke Colon won third place in the beard category (over 8 inches) at the competition. Robert Kuhn from Middletown won second place in the beard category and more than 8 inches.
Zach Sherman from Harrisburg won first place in the beard category, from 4 to 8 inches. Gary Campbell of York won second place in the natural mustache category. Michelle Malmberg won second place in the fake beard category. Amy Brancato from York won third place in the fake beard category.
If you're interested in registering for this competition, you can find more information on the James Beard Foundation website. You can also contact your local barber or hair salon for more information about how to enter. Good luck!.