Fellas with fancy facial foliage are encouraged to enter the Best Beard Competition in Fremantle

Bill Johnstone (President Fremantle Men's Community Shed), Marie Perez (Fremantle Barber Co ) and Tyron Fitzpatrick (Thornlie). Where: Fremantle. What: Best Beard Competition. Photographer: Martin Kennealey
Bill Johnstone (President Fremantle Men's Community Shed), Marie Perez (Fremantle Barber Co ) and Tyron Fitzpatrick (Thornlie). Where: Fremantle. What: Best Beard Competition. Photographer: Martin Kennealey

FREMANTLE is calling out for anyone with eccentric face foliage to compete in the Best Beard Competition on Saturday, August 25.

In its second year, there will be five categories judged, full beard, partial beard, mutton chops and alternative.

Organised by the Ball and Chain, The Beard Society! and The Fremantle Barber Co, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges marketing manager Abby McDowell said the money raised from the competition will go to the Men’s Shed.

“Last year we had 13 competitors, this year, we hope to see more entries in more categories so that we can give more money to Fremantle Men’s Shed,” she said.

Ms McDowell said last year there were some great beards.

“There were some great, long full beards last year, even one with a little pink bow, plus some great classic handlebar moustaches,” she said.

“The best entrants were those that went all out to style their outfit to match their facial hair.”

Member of the Beard Society Tyron Fitzpatrick who is also competing in the full beard category said it was great to support a local cause.

“The best tip is to used good quality combs, wood combs not plastic bristle ones,” he said.

Fremantle Men’s Shed president Bill Johnstone said he was thrilled that the competition wants to sponsor the shed.

“With these funds we can put it towards programs, we have the mantra to add to the community to give people a safe and comfortable place,” he said.

Live music will also be playing after the competition, to enter head here

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Best Beard Competition

WHEN: Saturday, August 25 from 6pm to 8pm.

WHERE: Ball & Chain

Corner Marine Terrace & Collie Street Fremantle.

TICKETS: $10 entry