At Utah Beardsman Alliance, a diverse and all-inclusive group, facial hair enthusiasts can find camaraderie in the art, craft, and tenacity of growing whiskers. The Alliance, which initially came together through a Facebook page, had its first formal meeting February 2011—it has grown from 35 member to nearly 600. The Alliance held its first competition on June 22, 2013 at Piper Down with 78 entrants competing in a variety of categories. The beard is alive and well in Utah.
“We have meetings once a month, as well as extra activities like bowling, shooting guns, picnics and many other things,” says member Topher Pennington.
For more information about the Utah Beardsman Alliance visit its Facebook page.
Don't let the massive beards and cold stares fool you, the Beardsmen are all sweethearts.
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