Event Timetable & Information

As we are within the final week before the event we just wanted to drop you a quick(ish) note to say thank you for your support of the British Beard & Moustache Championships 2018 here in Blackpool, it is truly appreciated.

We also have a brief, provisional outline of what we have planned over the weekend. But before that a word about registration, for the competitors among you.

You can save time on the day by downloading, printing and filling out the registration form at home and bringing it with you on the day.

In addition, there will be opportunities for you to collect your wristband on the Friday which would, effectively, let you queue-jump on the Saturday – whether a competitor or spectator. Competitors will also receive their lanyards.

Anyone in Blackpool on Friday 17th August can visit Sandgrown HQ at 279 Church Street Barbers, Blackpool, FY1 3PB (a relatively short distance from the event venue). There you can have your ticket scanned and receive your wristband/lanyard.

Likewise at the Captain Fawcett hosted Pre-Party held at Bootleg Social, 30 Topping Street, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ. Doors open at 6pm where we’ll be scanning tickets and issuing wristbands for a couple of hours also

Otherwise it would be business as usual at the Empress Ballroom on Saturday morning, doors open at 10am.

In all instances wristbands can only be issued once a valid ticket has been scanned, either via the Skiddle app or from a self-printed ticket – please note, wristbands that have been removed or otherwise tampered will not be valid.

Once you have your wristband you can come and go as you please. family, friends, supporters likewise. There is much to see and do around the venue to break up what we appreciate is a long day, particularly for spectators.

So, the timetable of events are;

Friday 17th August 2018

6pm: Pre-Party
Bootleg Social, 30 Topping Street, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ.

Saturday 18th August 2018

Competitor’s Group Photograph
Blackpool Tower Festival Headland/Comedy Carpet, Promenade

Grand Parade From Promenade to Winter Gardens via Victoria Street

Empress Ballroom
Doors open, registration, category confirmation, stage pass for lanyard, etc.

The show begins.
Category showing and judging throughout the day with intervals.

Raffle Prize Draw

Live music with We Are Troubadour

Category winners, Special Awards, Best in Show.

More music

Empress Ballroom event ends

Venue closes.
For the die hard among us, move on to local venues, either Bootleg Social and 1887 The Brew Room

Sunday 19th August 2018

Sunday Brunch – Hair of the dog/debrief
1887 The Brew Room, 131-139 Church Street, FY1 3NU

Souvenir Programme holders will have the opportunity to visit the Blackpool Pleasure Beach (roller-coaster park) showing the discount code advert on the back page at the ticket office –  this offers an additional discount to the park’s pre-book online price. Opening hours are 10am – 7pm.

We hope you have a great time and enjoy your day.


Sandgrown Beardsmen