Facial hair aficionados from around the globe will descend on Auckland for the World Beard and Moustache Championships in 2021.
The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a biennial competition in which some of the most outrageous, and highly styled facial hair on the planet is on display.
The Fellowship of the Beard NZ President and regular competitor, Ygnacio Cervio worked with Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) – part of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development – and Tourism New Zealand to secure the event for Auckland.
Cervio has just placed sixth in the world in the ‘full beard with styled moustache’ category at the championships held recently in Austin.
The two-day competition will include the 16 traditional categories of judgement in The World Beard and Moustache Championships, plus a ‘Whiskerina’ category for women to enter, and ‘Crowd Favourite’, where attendees will choose the winner.
Organisers are planning to entertain the crowds with live music, a diverse range of local and international food, as well as delicious regional wines and crafted beers. There will be portrait photographers on-site, and space for vendors to promote their products.