Louisville’s best beards to compete at WhiskerMania 4

Video Courtesy: Derby City Whisker Club

If you haven’t noticed in the past few years, beard pride is growing everywhere!

Here in Derby City, the best beards are celebrated at an annual competition called WhiskerMania.


Beards and mustaches are judged in 16 different categories, including options for real and fake facial hair.

This year’s WhiskerMania 4 takes place at Diamond Pub Concert Hall on Saturday, January 26. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the contests start at 7. On-site registration is from 5-7 p.m.


You don’t have to have a beard to enjoy the fun. The event is open to the public; admission is $15. Click here for advance tickets or pay at the door. No kids though, you must be 21 or older to get in.

The Derby City Whisker Club is making a whole weekend of it. They’re hosting a pre-party at Goodwood Brewing Friday night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and a farewell brunch at Against the Grain on Sunday at 11 a.m.


Proceeds from WhiskerMania will be donated to Active Heroes, a non-profit organization focused on preventing suicide among military veterans.

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