The Devon & Cornwall Beard & Moustache Championships.

Bearded and moustached men from across the UK will converge in Plymouth on Saturday 01 August for The Devon & Cornwall Beard & Moustache Championships.

The event is being organised by Clair and Mike Wellsbury-Nye of West Devon, and will raise funds for the Devon and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trusts.

Mike took part in the British Beard & Moustache Championships in Bath last September. ”I didn’t win, but that wasn’t really the point” he said “it was a really fun, friendly atmosphere, we had a brilliant weekend.” Louis Holland, co-owner at Daniel Lewis Hair Salon, is Mike’s barber and headline sponsor of the event. “When he told me about the championships in Bath it sounded so much fun” said Louis “so I suggested we should have an event in Plymouth.

Lots of my customers have great beards and moustaches, and are really looking forward to it.” “Mike and I recently went to a competition in Yeovil” said Clair “and there were people from all ages and all walks of life – including some dressed as a Viking, aviator, Jedi and strongman.

Everyone cheers for every competitor, they just cheer that little bit louder for their friends and favourites.” All sizes and styles of beard and moustache are encouraged to enter, and with eight categories to choose from, it’s not just the biggest beard that wins.

There are also categories for ladies and children’s handmade beards, and spectators are very welcome.

The event starts at 2pm.

Competitor tickets are £12, spectators are £10 (£5 for children 8-15).

For further details and to buy tickets, see or email

Saturday, 01 August, 2015 - 14:00 to 18:30

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Millbay Road
Plymouth PL1 3LG