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January 25 @ 5:00 pm
Mark your calendars because the Derby City Whisker Club is coming back at you with their fifth installment of WhiskerMania on January 25th, 2020 at Diamonds Pub Concert Hall. Come join the titans of facial hair in the hardest hitting charity whisker battle royale of the year!
Doors open and registration begins: 5pm
Registration ends and competition begins: 7pm
Admission for competitors & spectators: $15
Note: This is a 21+ event
General Schedule of WhiskerMania Weekend:
Jan 24th – Pre-Party
Jan 25th – Pre-Game & Main Event
Jan 26th – Farewell Brunch
Jeremiah Duncan, Bearded Villains KY
Jennifer Anderson, Bearded Hero Inc.
Kristin Wagner, Beards of the Old Northwest
Jonah Hickson, Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society
Inkera Oshun, Beard & Mustache Club of NC_Charlotte
We are proud to announce that we will once again be donating all proceeds from WhiskerMania 5 to Active Heroes!
This is an absolutely incredible local nonprofit working tirelessly to end veteran suicide. They have been a wonderful group to work with and every year we are more blown away by what they do in the community and the lives they are impacting!
Please take a moment to glance at their website and read a little about the various programs they operate.
Going to be in Louisville the night before the main event? Come out to Gravely Brewing Co as we let our beards down for our annual WhiskerMania Pre-Party! We’ll be meeting up starting around 6pm (but Gravely will be open at noon that day if y’all want to come earlier), so come out, enjoy some great beer from Gravely and great food from Mayan Street Food!
New to this year: The Derby City Whisker Club is teaming up with the World Soul Patch & Fancy Hat Association to bring the first ever World Soul Patch & Fancy Hat Championship! This championship will bring together to world’s best soul patches and fanciest hats to Louisville, KY to compete in 4 different categories!
Event page link: https://facebook.com/events/s/whiskermania-5-pre-party-and-w/1069937993348614/?ti=icl
Pre- Game Info:
Going to be in town before doors open for WhiskerMania 5 and looking for something to do?
Come out to our annual Pre-Game at Mile Wide Beer Co. (located directly under Diamond Pub Concert Hall) from 4PM to 6PM to enjoy some great beer and pizza from Mac’s at Mile Wide
Farewell Brunch Info:
Wanna have one last hurrah before ending your WhiskerMania weekend? Come join us at the Old Louisville Tavern for some great food & drinks while having a chance to say good bye to old and new friends.
*Please note that competitors will only be allowed to compete in only one facial hair category.*
Fake Facial Hair:
Fake Fantastic (Sponsored by: Red Hot Roasters)
Craft beards and/or mustaches made from any materials you can get your hands on.
Fake Realistic (Sponsored by: RxCrossroads)
Fake beard and/or mustache strives to look as natural and realistic as possible.
Natural Mustache (Sponsored by: Rock2Stop22)
Mustache may be styled but without styling aids. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. No styling aids are allowed.
Styled Mustache (Sponsored by: Underground Classic Cuts Barber Shop)
Mustache may be styled with styling aids. The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip. This category includes classic styles like the Dali, English, Handlebar and everything in between.
Goatee (Sponsored by: Beards and Beers)
Facial hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip. Beard and mustache may be styled but without aids. No styling aids allowed. Mustache not required.
Whaler (Sponsored by: Mad Viking Beard and Mustache Company)
Unbroken unshaven area from temple to chin to temple. Upper lip clean shaven. No styling aids allowed.
Partial Beard Natural (Sponsored by: Barlow’s Barbershop)
All partial beards outside of Goatee and Whaler NOT using any styling aids will be considered partial beard natural.
Partial Beard Freestyle (Sponsored by: Goats Gruff Beard Care)
All partial beards not matching other classes will be considered partial beard freestyle. Styling aids are allowed.
Natural: 0 to 4 inches (Sponsored by: Barlow’s Barbershop)
Full beard under 4 inches as measured from the bottom lip. As grown, mustache integrated. No styling aids allowed.
Natural: 4 to 8 inches (Sponsored by: Red Hot Roasters)
Full beard between 4 and 8 inches as measured from the bottom lip. As grown, mustache integrated. No styling aids allowed.
Natural: 8 to 12 inches (Sponsored by: Beards and Beers)
Full beard between 8 and 12 inches as measured from the bottom lip. As grown, mustache integrated. No styling aids allowed.
Natural: 12 inches plus (Sponsored by:Rock2Stop22)
Full beard over 12 inches as measured from the bottom lip. As grown, mustache integrated. No styling aids allowed.
Full Beard Under 5 inches w/ Styled Mustache (Sponsored by: Goats Gruff Beard Care)
Full beard under 5 inches as measured from the bottom lip. Only mustache can be styled with aids and may start growing from up to maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.
Full Beard Over 5 inches w/ Styled Mustache (Sponsored by: Underground Classic Cuts Barber Shop)
Full beard over 5 inches as measured from the bottom lip. Only mustache can be styled with aids and may start growing from up to maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.
Full Beard Freestyle (Sponsored by: Rx Crossroads)
All full beards not matching other classes will be considered full beard freestyle. Styling aids are allowed.
Tag Team (Sponsored By: Mad Viking Beard and Mustache Company)
What does it take to become a WhiskerMania Tag Team? Well do you and a friend like to dress up as your favorite wrestlers? Or just like to wear themed costumes in general? Or are you a Whiskerina that likes to dress as your favorite Whisker? Or vice versa? Well all these things make for a perfect WhiskerMania Tag Team! Please note that you can compete in this category and also another facial hair category.
*Please note that if you choose to compete in this category, you WILL be allowed to compete in another regular category that evening.
Rookie Royal Rumble (Sponsored by the World Soul Patch & Fancy Hat Association)
Are you just getting into the competitive facial hair scene? Or is WhiskerMania 5 going to be your first competition? Are you wondering how you will fit into all this madness that we all love? Well we have a category just right for you!
To show that the competitive facial hair community is a welcoming one, the Derby City Whisker Club wants to celebrate our newer competitors with the first ever ROOKIE ROYAL RUMBLE!
How will the Rookie Royal Rumble work? Well here are the rules:
– A Rookie will be defined as someone who has started competing after WhiskerMania 4 (January 26th, 2019 and beyond) or is competing for the first time at WhiskerMania 5.
– The Rookie must compete in another facial hair category that evening. All styles of facial hair or fake facial hair are welcome to compete.
– All competitors will come on stage at once and face the judges.
– Each judge will choose their favorite Rookie to go on to the next round.
– The Rookies chosen by the judges will then face the crowd and the Rookie Royal Rumble Champion will be chosen by crowd response.
Awarded to the club with the most members registered to compete. If you belong to any clubs with multiple chapters, you must register by your chapter name. The Hampton Roads Roaming Gnome will also be up for grabs and will be awarded to the club with the most registered memebers AND has their own facial hair competition to hand the Gnome off too.
Best In Show
Awarded to the competitor with the highest individual score.
*Styling aid=wax, gel, hairspray, glue, bacon grease, ear wax, you get the picture
Host Hotel Info:
Coming into town for the big event and looking for somewhere to stay? Well you know we have y’all covered!
We have reserved a limited block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport for the weekend of WhiskerMania 5. They have both single and double bed standard rooms available for the discounted rate of $114 night and single and double suites for $154. The hotel is only a 8 minutes drive to and from Diamonds.
To book a room, please use the link below. While there is no deadline to book at the discounted rate, they have recommended doing it early before rooms fill up.