Beards to Descend on Shippensburg; Battle for Bragging Rights, Hot Sauce, and Honey

(Shippensburg, Pennsylvania) August 5, 2014 –
The FUNnel Beerd Tap

Bearding Man is pleased to announce the inaugural Bearding Man Music Festival & Facial Hair Competition on Sept. 6, 2014 at The Thought Lot in Shippensburg, PA. Hirsute hordes will gather to compete in eleven categories until a victor arises with one beard to rule them all, upon whom the title “The Lord of The Beards” shall be bestowed.

Bearding Man founder, Jason Stauffer, explained the motivation behind the event, “I want to create a place where people can connect with those that are choosing to pursue their passion—which is always risky. Whether it’s a band, business, or art you have to willing to sacrifice in order to make a difference. My hope is everyone comes away with a few more friends to support the work they are putting their hearts on the line for. Also, did I mention that facial hair is awesome?”

Competitors will duel it out for the best mustache, partial beard, full beard, freestyle beard, fake beard, spicy ginger beard (red beard), and honey bear beard (blond beard). In addition to trophies category winners will receive other prizes including hot sauce for the Spicy Ginger Beard champion, and a generous amount of honey for the Honey Bear winner.

Bearding Man has a lineup of notable locals, and not-so-locals ready to judge including: the epically bearded internet celebrity Incredibeard[1], The Mason-Dixon Roller Vixens, Tom Etzle (president of the Red Knight Motorcycle Club PA-15), Honey Bee Burlesque Troupe, Christian Alexandersen (president of the York Beard and Mustache Club), and Seth DeSabato (president of the Steel City Beard and Mustache Club).

Bearding Man isn’t only about the hair on your face; it’s also about the music, and as such will feature a line-up including the Carlisle, PA funk/jazz/hip-hop group Mad Men[2], the Northern Ireland experimental folk musician Joshua Burnside[3], and the Baltimore based folk trio Fungus Lucky[4].

Be sure to come hungry as Nathan Miller Chocolate[5], Mosaic Coffee Company[6], and The Falafel Shack[7] will be serving deliciousness all night. If your organization or company is interested in becoming a vendor, sponsoring the event or donating prizes you can find out more information at or on Facebook