Beards – they grow on you.

There’s an epidemic that has been brewing, a big hairy one. Fresh faces that were once shaved, hairless and youthful are now covered in hair as more men decide to free their follicles and let nature take its course. You call it facial hair, we call it awesomeness escaping through the face. There’s a special relationship between a man and his beard, he treats it like an offspring, nurturing it with fancy products, the occasional blow-dry and soft petting throughout the day. What if we told you there was a place you could take your beard and meet up with other beardy fellows where Brian Blessed is a patron? His physical presence may not be there but his kindred spirit floats into the event quite often. The aptly named Beerdfest will be taking place in Baltic Triangle’s latest independent Constellations on 3rd September which is also World Beard Day; hooray!

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The popular festival offers beer and respect to winners, and a great day out for contestants and spectators from across the North. A fab local music line up will accompany the beard fun at our home in the Baltic Triangle from 2pm. Beard contesting gets started at 4pm hosted by the tashwag/ organiser Jodie Schofield and Tom Singleton from The Essential Journal, when the best in northern facial hair hits the catwalk, a sight not to be missed. Raising money for local charities via donations and a raffle, Beerdfest has gone from strength to strength since it started in 2012, and thanks to its popularity, has inspired the national contest to come to Liverpool later this year.

Brian Blessed is patron and supporter of the festival: “It’s delightful that people are coming together and celebrating beards. I’ve always enjoyed mine. If you want a fun day out, Beerdfest in Liverpool will do the trick.”

Festival creator Jodie Schofield loves hosting the hairy event: “Beerdfest is such a fun day for all the family. Hundreds of beards and beard lovers join us every World Beard Day to celebrate beards. Beards, beer and music is just a winning combination – what’s not to like? With folks coming from across the North West, and beyond, we’re probably Liverpool’s most fun festival!”

Categories 2016

Best Monster Beard

Best Business Beard

Best Partial Beard

Best Moustache

Best Homemade

Best Kids Homemade

Beerdfest Freak (Freestyle)

Audience members can also win!

Open to all awards will go to Beerdfest BILF and Best Beerdfester.

Register your category on the day before 3pm or email your category of choice to

BeerdFest – Saturday 3rd September, Constellations, 2pm – 9pm. Like them on Facebook here and follow on Twitter here.