National Beard and Moustache Championships Coming to Daytona Beach
Things are about to get hairy in Daytona Beach as the 2023 Honest Amish National Beard and Moustache Championships are headed to the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.
The full activity schedule will run Nov. 2 through Nov. 5 with the championships slated to take place on Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. More than 300 participants are expected to compete in nearly 50 classes in four different categories, according to a media release from the Daytona Beach Area Conventions & Visitors Bureau.
“This is such a unique event, and we’re absolutely thrilled that they have chosen the Daytona Beach area for their national championships,” said CVB Executive Director lori Campbell Baker, in the release. “Beard aficionados – and their many fans – will be traveling to the Daytona Beach area from throughout the United States for these championships.”
Event organizers are excited about the event coming to The World’s Most Famous Beach.
“We are excited to bring the championships to Daytona Beach,” said Bryan Nelson, creative director of the event organizer at Beard Team USA., in the release. “This will be the first time that the Nationals have been held in Florida and we are looking forward to seeing the fabulous local facial hair that the Sunshine State has to offer.”
For the second straight year at the championships, participants will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for Longest Beard Chain. At last year’s championships in Casper, Wyoming, with 69 men joined together at the beard, the record of 150 feet, 10.75 inches was set, more than two times longer than the previous record achieved in Germany in 2007. The Daytona Beach attempt to break the record will include separate attempts for new World Records including Moustache Chain, Partial Beard Chain, and a few more. These attempts will take place Nov. 3 at Joe’s Crab Shack on the Daytona Beach Pier.
For tickets and more information, visit www.nationalbeardchampionships.com.