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April 8th 2023
Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall
915 Park Ave Syracuse, NY 13204

Event Schedule:

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

Event Schedule

Attend the Whisker Awards!

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  • Apr 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall, 915 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA
    Reserve a chair for the Whisker Awards. Watch the entire Honest Amish Beard and Moustache Competition trophy ceremonies and acceptance speeches live at the Syracuse Banquet Hall. Celebrate with the Winners of the Hank Wolek Memorial Cup afterwards with victory after party access.
  • Apr 08, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall, 915 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA
    Join us for banquet table seating at the Whisker Awards. Get dressed for an evening dinner served by the Syracuse Polish Home, table seating for the Honest Amish Beard & Mustache contest trophy ceremony, and access to the after-party winners celebration.
Large Audience
Red Carpet Event

All Proceeds Benefit the:
Syracuse Polish Home

Historic Brunswick' Lanes

Charity Info
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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!

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About the club

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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.

Winter Snow

Beard & Mustache Contest

Multiple style sub-categories

Fireman with Mustache

Mustache Growing Contest

Join and grow a mustache, members receive a buffet.

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Whiskerina Contest

Realistic & creat-a-beard contest for laides or anyone.

Wearing a Black Hat

Goatee Contest

Horses, Whalers, Hulihees, and more sub-categories.

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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."

Ronald Wolek, Contest organizer and Hank Wolek's grandson.




Event Schedule


(Judging & Registration)


(Banquet Dinner)


(Whisker Awards)


(After Party)


Venue: Syracuse Polish Home Banquet Hall

April 8th, 2023

915 Park Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204

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