April 8th 2023
Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall
915 Park Ave Syracuse, NY 13204
Registration: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Beard Competition: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Banquet: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (buffet served 6:00-7:00 pm)
Whisker Awards Show: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Victory Party: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Attend the Whisker Awards!
All Proceeds Benefit the:
Syracuse Polish Home
Historic Brunswick' Lanes
Sponsor the 70th Anniversary Hank Wolek Beard & Mustache Competition & Whisker Awards Banquet
Wolek’s Famous Beard Championship is expecting to sell out a 200-capacity limit in the fancy Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall for the black tie Whisker banquet and will have a wider reach more online. Bring your product or business to the attention of the beard-growing world by becoming a sponsor of our event!
About the club
The first Hank Wolek Syracuse mustache growing club contest was in 1953, and members received a clambake at the Sportsmans Club, later known as Hank's Cafe.
This year members who enter the mustache growing contest will get a Syracuse Polish Home buffet.
Beard & Mustache Contest
Multiple style sub-categories
Mustache Growing Contest
Join and grow a mustache, members receive a buffet.
Realistic & creat-a-beard contest for laides or anyone.
Horses, Whalers, Hulihees, and more sub-categories.
Join us in Syracuse!
Registration for the 70th Anniversary Beard & Moustache Contest opens online February 11th, 2023.
Traveling to win the Hank Wolek Memorial Cup?
Visit the contest lodging options hub to see exclusive pricing for beard & mustache competitors.
"With a great beard, comes great responsibility."
"My grandfather had a legacy of giving back to local sports, and the Syracuse Polish Home Lanes were an essential resource for many city athletes to become champions, It’s time to reopen the lanes and honor his legacy."