Each year the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society hosts the Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships, and all proceeds go to the Center for Women’s charity called Lowcountry Women with Wings.

Since our founding in 2007, the Holy City Beard and Moustache Society has raised over $35,000 for Center for Women.

In short:  It's awesome and it's all for a great cause.


Friday May 27th

Welcoming Party

6pm @

The Tattooed Moose
(John's Island Location)
3328 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, South Carolina 29455

Saturday May 28th


11 - 1pm @

Home Team BBQ
(Downtown Location)
126 Williman Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships

7pm @

Music Farm
32 Ann Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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After Party

Recovery Room
685 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Sunday May 29th

Hangover Brunch

11am @

Holy City Brewing Co.
4155 Dorchester Rd, Ste C, North Charleston, SC 29405


Full Beard Natural Over 12 inches (from lower lip, as grown with moustache integrated, no styling aids allowed)

Full Beard Natural 6-12 inches (from lower lip, as grown with moustache integrated, no styling aids allowed)

Full Beard Natural Under 6 inches (from lower lip, as grown with moustache integrated, no styling aids allowed)

Salty Dog (gray beard, beard of the distinguished mature gentleman with varying shades of gray, no length requirement/restriction)

Full Beard Styled Moustache (no length requirement, no styling aids in beard, moustache styling aids allowed)

Full Beard Freestyle (creative styling of the beard, use of styling aids are allowed, structural supports are not allowed)

College Beard (for those enrolled in college, or recent May graduates & aged 18-24)

Sideburns/Chops (chin is shaven & hair is optional on the upper lip, styling aids allowed)

Donegal (examples are Whaler & Amish, beard with no moustache, no styling aids allowed)

Goatee (facial hair grown only on the chin or upper/lower lip, moustache is not required, there must be a shaven section at least 4cm wide (razor blade width) between onset of head hair & beard styling aids not allowed)

Partial Beard Freestyle (any style partial beard, be creative, use of styling aids are allowed, not required)

Moustache Natural (grown on upper lip, no styling aids allowed, but it may be shaped without aids)

Moustache Styled (grown on the upper lip, styling aids allowed, WBMC recognized categories of English, Hungarian, Dali & Imperial)

Southern Belle Realistic (ladies artificial bring your own & be creative with the goal of appearing realistic, will be judged on realism, craftsmanship & overall aesthetic appeal)

Southern Belle Creative (ladies artificial bring your own & be creative, abstract, & artistic, will be judged on creativity, craftsmanship, & overall aesthetic appeal)

Best Club Participation: the beard club with the most registered competitors will win this award! (HCBMS excluded)

Men’s Crowd Favorite

Southern Belle Crowd Favorite


He's the founder & president of the RVA Beard Leaguein Richmond, and the president of NACBMA, the North American Beard and Moustache Alliance. An avid freestyle beardsmith who has competed & placed in Charleston since 2012, he stands by the American competitive bearding traditions of raising funds for local charities, the participation by all who support facial hair (especially The Whiskerinas), and most of all, enjoying a beer with great friends. He is Chad Roberts!

A "whiskerina" that represents the Raleigh, NC area- Oak City Beard & Mustache Assembly She has competed 18 times, placing all but once, with 3 best in show trophies to her name. Walking home empty handed her first comp taught her you gotta go big! Even though onstage they are competing, she feels like the women in the community are like a sisterhood. She is Meaghan Cool!

He needs no introduction to the beard community or to the Charleston lowcountry, an early American freestyler, longtime Austin Facial Hair Club member, star of Whisker Wars & multiple SEBMC competitor, get ready for Alex LaRoche to judge you.

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Remember, this is Memorial Day weekend and it is a big wedding weekend in Charleston, so book your hotels early!

Holiday Inn (Downtown)  $$$
250 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Motel 6 (West Ashley) $$
2058 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC, 29407

MainStay Suites (Mt. Pleasant) $$
400 McGrath Darby Blvd
Mount PleasantSC29464

NotSo Hostel (Downtown) $
156 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403

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