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1st Great Lakes Regional Beard and Moustache Championship
The Loft
Lansing, MI, NY
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1st Great Lakes Regional Beard and Moustache Championship
Lansing, MI.  The capital city.  A city of wonderful people, top notch restaurants and museums, beautiful architecture, gorgeous scenery, and home of the greatest beard and moustache club in existence.

Join us on Saturday, September 1, 2012 for an event like no other.  We will be hosting "The First Great Lakes Regional Beard and Moustache Championship."

Come for the entire Labor Day Weekend, as GAFBO will roll out the red carpet for you (metaphorically, and perhaps literally).

As always, this will be a charity event to benefit both Haven House and the Lansing Cultural Exchange Program.

CATEGORIES:

   Michigan Miletus
       This category is open to both women and men.  Contestants must sport a Dongel beard (real or fake) and dress like Miletus Callahan-Barile of the Austin Facial Hair Club.  Overalls, a cowboy cap, curly dark hair are all good ideas.  A rabbit costume could also do you well.  And anyone who shows up wearing an airbrushed shirt with Miletus' name on it will get bonus points.  This picture from Esquire is a common look for him.  For more ideas, check out this Google image search.  

   Natural Moustache

       Moustache may be styled but without aids of any kind (meaning no wax, hair spray, spit, gumption, moxy, or WD-40).  The hairs are allowed to start growing from up to a maximum of 1.5 cm beyond the end of the upper lip.  

   Styled Moustache
       No facial hair growth beyond 1.5 centimeters past the edges of the upper lip.
       No wires, pins, paper, or other solid structural supports allowed.
       Acceptable styling aids are hair spray, gell, wax, cream, mousse, glue, and other hair styling aids.

   Sideburns/Muttonchops/Friendly Muttonchops
       Apologies to people who want these to be separate, but this is our competition. The chin must be shaved to participate in this category, with people also being allowed to shave the moustache.  No styling aids are allowed.

   Styled Sideburns/Muttonchops/Friendly Muttonchops
       Chin area must be shaved.  No wires, pins, paper, or other solid structural supports allowed.
       Acceptable styling aids are hair spray, gell, wax, cream, mousse, glue, and other hair styling aids.

   Goatee (with moustache okay)

       Facial Hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip. Beard and moustache may be styled but without aids.  Aids are not allowed. Moustache not required.
   Styled Goatee (with moustache okay as well)
       Facial Hair grown only on chin, upper and lower lip. Beard and moustache may be styled using styling aids. Moustache not required.

   Business Beard
       This category is for shorter beards groomed by means of shaving and trimming. There must be an unbroken line of unshaven face from the temple to the chin to the other temple. Short, tight, and edged.

   Groomed Beard (specifications coming soon)
       This category is for shorter full beards groomed by means of shaving, triming, and/or the use of styling products. There must be an unbroken line of unshaven face from the temple to the chin to the other temple.  Beards must not exceed 6 inches.

   Full Beard Natural
       No styling aids, artificial or natural.  Conditioning, shampooing, minor trimming and other grooming methods are allowed.  No tips, shapes, or points facing upwards (which means no styled moustache.  Face must have an unbroken line of facial hair from ear to ear across the face.

   Full Beard w/styled moustache
       Styling aids may only be used on the moustache portion.  Conditioning, shampooing, minor trimming and other grooming methods are allowed. Face must have an unbroken line of facial hair from ear to ear across the face.

   Ladies Fake Beard/Moustache Most Realistic
       Make a fake beard, make it look real.  Ladies only.

   Ladies Fake Beard/Moustache Most Creative
       Make a fake beard, make it look amazing.  Bonus points for creativity.  Ladies only.

   Full Beard Freestyle
       No wires, pins, paper, or other solid structural supports allowed.  Acceptable styling aids are hair spray, gell, wax, cream, mousse, glue, and other hair styling aids. Face must have an unbroken line of facial hair from ear to ear across the face.


JUDGES:

   Miletus Callahan-Barile of the Austin Facial Hair Club
   Tori Steffy - Owner/operator of Studio 109 Hair Salon in Lansing.
   John Miller - Owner/barista of Artie's Filling Station
   Other judges to be announced soon.


ENTERTAINMENT:
Labor Day Weekend is chock full of entertainment goodies for you.  Some highlights include:

   GAFBO Bar Crawl - Join us on Friday, August 31 for a bar crawl in downtown Lansing.  We will start at Stober's before moving on to Moriarty's, Taps 25, The Tin Can, and finishing up at the Waterfront Bar and Grille.  Members of the bar crawl will get a wrist band that will allow them into all bars.  More details to come soon.
   Michigan Mosaic Festival - A celebration of diversity and unity with acitvities that include live bands, multicultural performers, ethnic cuisine, beverage tent, fireworks and more.  The event takes place at Adando Riverfront park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and is free.
   Dragon Boat Races - Various teams will race along the Grand River in in 40 foot long Taiwan style Dragon Boats, hoping to claim the trophy at the end, and bragging rights for the year.  Teams consists of 18 rowers, one drummer, the helmsman, and the flag catcher.  Come cheer for your favorite team. The event takes place on Sunday, September 2, and is free for spectators.
   Sunday Brunch with GAFBO - From noon to 2pm at The Soup Spoon Cafe.  This great restaurant is opening just for us, and will be having a limited menu for those in attendance.  They also make a killer Bloody Mary, which may be just the thing you need after Saturday night.  


LODGING:
Please note that due to Michigan State University not consulting with us when they scheduled their home football games, they have announced (after we announced our date) that Boise State University will be playing against the Spartans on Friday, August 31.  The hotels in East Lansing and downtown Lansing have been entirely booked already.

Due to this, we are recommending that guests who are coming in on Friday night stay at The Lexington in West Lansing.  It is 6 miles from the venue, but is a straight shot on the freeway for almost the entire way.

However, if you are only coming into town on Saturday night, the Radisson Downtown will allow you to never have to worry about transportation at all, as everything is within a few blocks from the hotel.

At either hotel, at check-in, please announce that you are here for the beard and moustache competition, and you will receive a packet of information about the weekend, entertainment and food options, and some maps of the area.

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Location

The Loft (View)
414 East Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, NY 48933
United States


Categories

Other > Charity
Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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