It’s the fourth annual Beard and ‘Stache Festival! Seattle’s hairiest men are invited to come out and have their picture taken for a great cause – Treehouse, Seattle’s non profit organization that helps foster kids in the area.

On Sunday, January 29, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The High Dive in Fremont, you are invited to join the competition. It’s fun and free to add your facial hair to the cause and there’s plenty of goodies and prizes in store. Participating beards and/or mustaches will be a part of a team of five, and their pictures will be displayed on individual donation cans at select locations. So, if you can commit to having your picture displayed on a donation can to benefit an awesome foundation (I know, you think you’re not photogenic, but believe us… for this cause, Treehouse thinks you’re adorable) then you are a perfect candidate.

125 contestants can participate this year. Can’t make it in January? A second photo shoot will take place on Thursday, February 9, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. All contestants are strongly encouraged to come to the first photo shoot.

February 25th will officially kick off the celebration of facial hair with a big party at Blue C Sushi in Fremont where all the donation cans will be available to browse and critique (my, that’s a nice handlebar mustache!). This is the perfect opportunity to rally all your friends and get a head start at making your way to one of the fabulous prizes!

Throughout the month of March there will be a plethora of beard related festivities at Seattle voting locations. Then on April 1, there will be a big awards event with prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners (based on donations collected in individual cans) as well as to best team (based on highest total collected in designated team of five cans).

This event will be at The Triple Door and there will be live music performances and special surprises all night long. Treehouse will be presented with the fruits of the Beard and Stache Fest (every last cent from the 100 donation cans)! Treehouse is a 501 (c)(3) Organization. That means 100% of your gift is tax deductible.


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