The Jackson Beard & Moustache Club teams up once again with Capitol Steam to bring you Gears, Beards and Beers II, a Steampunk themed Beard & Moustache Competition, raising awareness and funds for the Cascades Humane Society.
GBBII is an annual event where we come together in celebration of steampunk, facial hair, community and of course beer. Anything goes my friends! Bring out the Airships because this is an event to remember.
*GBBII is a steampunk gathering. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
Location: Grand River Brewery, Winery, and Delicatessen, is a unique celebration of past, present, and future. This sentiment is perhaps best described in an aesthetic that rests in the genre of “Steampunk.” The perfect venue for this amazing event. Check out the location & menu.
• The Beard & Moustache Competition will be $10 to enter, Spectators may make a donation if they choose.Categories are as follows (depending on the number of contestants, there could be last minute changes)
Women’s Fantastically Fake
Women’s Most Realistic
Partial Beard Natural
Partial Beard Styled
Full Beard Natural < 8″
Full Beard Natural > 8″
Full Beard Styled (Freestyle)
• Raffle tables will be set up for Clubs, Organizations, and/or Vendors to donate baskets or other prizes to aid in the raising of funds for the Humane Society. Club swag, Beard & Moustache products, hometown goods, etc.
• Live music by steampunk celtic band, Raven Song. These guys will get you tapping your mugs on the table while humming Irish drinking songs.
• Loving your costume? Proud of your airship and crew? Lay it on thick…You might just win a prize for your awesome attire. There is no cost to enter the costume contest. Members of Capitol Steam and the Jackson BMC will be voting on their favorite costumes.
• Vendors & Artists:
These vendors will be available for your shopping addiction.
Poison Ivy Designs
Errant Knight Photography
Detroit Beard Collective
The Spectra Nova
Spooky’s Geek Boutique formerly known as Spooky Designs
Off the Beaten Path Books
K3 Creations Artworks
• Lodging Discounts:
We have a room block for this event at Country Inn & Suites Jackson (it’s changing brands and will be a Holiday Inn after January 1st).
Standard Room – 2 Queen Beds for $99 plus tax. The rooms are normally $129 plus tax. There are 15 rooms in the block and will be available until March 22nd, 2015 after that they go back to the normal rate. You can cancel your reservation, up to 6PM the day of arrival. *Please be aware all reservations require a $100 deposit at the time of check-in for any incidentals. (basically, you’re paying for the room when you check in as opposed to paying at check out).
Country Inn & Suites | Holiday Inn
Tell them your with the “Gears, Beards, & Beers” event.
Click these links to view pictures from GBB1.