12th Annual Coney Island Beard And Moustache Competition Returns, September 7
Adam RealMan and Coney Island USA Present: The 12th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition at Sideshows by the Seashore!
The strangest and most extravagant beards and moustaches descend upon Coney Island to see whose facial hair reigns supreme. Founded in 2008, the Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition has grown to become one of Coney Island's most unique evenings of entertainment. Over the past ten years, hundreds of bearded men (and women) have competed to take home the much coveted Beard & Moustache Fez trophy and other great prizes.
"With eleven events under our belts, we're the longest running beard competition on the east coast and the only one in the New York area!" Boasts Adam Realman, the competition's producer and emcee. The judges range from writers to artists to a sideshow performer and a beer brewer. There's also going to be a barber on hand if you're looking to neaten up. "This is more than just a beard competition, it's some of the wackiest entertainment located in the birthplace of wacky entertainment!" RealMan went on to say.
Coney-centric categories for the competition include 'The Brass Ring' (Best in Show), 'Coney Island Curl' (Best Moustache Styled), 'Moustachio Marvel' (Best Moustache Natural), 'Ballyhoo Beard' (Best Beard Styled), 'Man or Beast' (Best Beard Natural), 'Hokum and Hoodwinked' (Best Fake Beard or Moustache), 'Dog and Pony' (Best Partial Beard/Sideburns), 'Come Out To Play' (Strongest Team Participation) and of course the much coveted 'Carny Trash' (Worst in Show).
Guest judges include Larry Ratso Sloman,noted author, screenplay writer and musician.
Katherine Telesca, manager of the Coney Island Brewery. Big Ronnie Parisella, street artist and cigar aficionado. Xander Lovecraft, star of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and Matt Crystal, president of the Garden State Beard and Moustache Society.
Serpentina, the Flying Kavadlo Brothers, Xander Lovecraft and Adam Realman will entertain the guests with their unusual acts and electrifying feats.
For additional information and tickets please visit: www.coneyisland.com
The 12th Annual Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition
Address: Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224
Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
Time: Doors at 6:00pm. Competition at 8:00pm
D, N, F or Q to Stillwell Ave. - Coney Island
Cost: $25 for participants and spectators in advance, or at the door.