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Benefiting the Syracuse Polish Home Foundation historic Brunswick Lanes.

"It's time to reopen the lanes!"

- Ron Wolek


Beard & Mustache Contest!

$20 Entry. Presented by Doc Good Beard, categories for Beards, Mustaches, Gotees, Whaler Beards, Musketeer Beards, Side Burns, and Whiskerinas. Open to all genders. Compete in person or Online. (for more details on categories click here)


Mustache Growing Contest!

$2.50 Entry. 71th Anniversary of the 1953 Hank Wolek Mustache Club. Start growing now! Online contest only.


Special Thanks to our Community Sponsors

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Event Information

April 6th, 2024 will be the 71th anniversary of the original Syracuse beard contest event from 1953 by club founder Hank Wolek. Beards-men from around central New York and beyond are being recruited for the memorial contest to save Hank’s beloved Polish Home Brunswick Lanes. You can also attend and contribute by attending our awards banquet. Outside vendors are also welcome to attend by becoming a sponsor.
Take the train to Syracuse, NY
Using the Amtrak Northshore Limited, travel is easy to join the contest from Boston, New York City, Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago. Amtrak Website
Event discount on Syracuse Area Hotels...
Get great event rates for hotels in Syracuse. Lodging Options 
Date: April, 8th 2023
Venue: Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall
dress: 915 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY U.S.A.
Event Schedule

10am - Competition Registration opens. 


12pm - Competition Judging begins.


5pm - Banquet & Awards Ceromony.


Competition Info

About the Contest Scoring

The contest is being governed by standards as recommended by the NACBMC guidelines for beard, mustache, and facial hair competitions and judged by an independent panel of uniquely qualified judges.

Meet The Judges

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Judge #1

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Judge #2