World Beard and Mustache Championships coming to Austin

Beards (NBC Photo)
Beards (NBC Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s time to grow that beard or mustache.

The World Beard and Mustache Championships is coming to Austin in just under two months.

Last year’s national championship was held in Nashville, but competitors from around the world will be coming for the event on Sept. 1-3.

The competition first came to the United States in 2003 in Carson City, Nevada and has taken off nationwide since then.

More than 1,000 competitors and fans are expected.

A 3-day competitor wristband costs $75 and a 3-day spectator wristband costs $20 for the event at the Long Center. Find additional details and ticket information at the provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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