Best in Show Fest
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

Best in Show Fest

  • Austin Animal Center

Join Us in Celebrating One of the Largest Animal Lifesaving Communities in the Nation!

http://bestinshowfest.org/#bestinshowfestatx

BuildASign.com & Austin Animal Center have come together to organize an event celebrating Austin's fifth year as the nation's largest animal life saving community. The event borrows its name and overall theme from the movie Best in Show, adopting a lighthearted quirky tone that keeps Austin weird. The goal is to raise funds and increase awareness for Austin's nonprofit welfare community and the services it provides. The event kicks off on April 1st with an online fundraising competition where participants can create individual fundraising pages. (Create yours here!) The competition will culminate with a family and pet friendly festival on May 7th at Austin Animal Center!
This festival is free, open to the public and welcomes families and pets alike! The focal point of the festival is a dog show featuring the top online fundraisers, allowing them to further compete with their dogs for titles like Parent-Pup Look-A-Like and Best Trick. Top fundraisers with cats are invited to participate in the cat video competition shown after the dog show. The festival will also include live entertainment, vendors, activity stations and chances to get involved with animal welfare nonprofits from around the city!


Bazaar Brunch
Apr
17
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek cafe

Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

Bazaar Brunch
Mar
27
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

 

Texas Roller Derby Bout
Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

Texas Roller Derby Bout

  • Palmer Event Center

 

Live Bank Track Roller Derby bout, Cherry Bombs vs. Rhinestone Cowgirls.  Live music, vendor market, bar, and concessions. 

Doors at 6
Bout starts at 7

Tickets are $15 at the door
Kids 12 and under are free.
*****************************************
You can buy pre-sale tickets for a mere $13 at the fine establishments listed below. Besides saving some $$$, you just might run into some rollergirls, too!
Medusa Skates — 3515 Hyridge Drive
Hot Mama's Cafe – 2401 E 6th St # 1004
Texas Chili Parlorr – 1409 Lavaca St
Pasta & Co. – 3502 Kerbey Ln
Don's Automotive – 1636 S 1st St

Bazaar Brunch SXSW Edition
Mar
19
Mar 20

Bazaar Brunch SXSW Edition

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

Join us on MARCH 19th & 20th, 10:00am to 3:00pm both days, for our SXSW EDITION of BAZAAR BRUNCH, a Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art! 

SX Sound Check
Mar
12
12:00 pm12:00

SX Sound Check

  • Hotel Vegas

Come down to HOTEL VEGAS for an early peek at our SX2016 setup! Shop for some new SX threads, sample some local craft beer, spirits and cuisine and checkout some of Austin's favorite local acts.

vendors:
EAST SIDE POP UP will curate over 25 local designers, vintage sellers, and artisans (noon-7pm)
live screen printing by FINE SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN

Featured Artists:

Austin Facial Hair Club
Bohemian Jewel
Charles Ben Russell Inc.
DANDY DIGS
Erika Jane
Factory 733
Fine Southern Gentlemen
Finery Elaborate Adornments
Foxy Claws
From The Grey Fortress
Gypsetter Traveling Boutique, LLC
Humble Goods
Joshua L Johnson Illustration
Maman Sucre
Merci - handmade vintage
Moon Mantra
Morningstar Curio
Reverie Vintage
Senders Receive: Tarot & Reiki
Skeleton Breath Vintage
Style Girl Vintage
Tiki's Future Moon
The Attic Vintage Clothing Co.
The Curiositeer
Yellow Elephant Clothing
1337mod

food:
CRAZY RICKY'S DAWG HOUSE and VERACRUZ TACOS

craft beer:
KARBACH BREWING COMPANY

spirits:
DRIPPING SPRINGS VODKA and GIN

music:
RAMESH
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
THE STACKS
CITRINE
BABY BLUE
JOSEPH KING

AFHCPresents : Arm Wrestling Championships
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

AFHCPresents : Arm Wrestling Championships

  • The Mohawk Austin

Wednesday March 9th 6-9pm we are taking over The Mohawk for the much anticipated return of our Arm Wrestling Championship!!! Will Sam "Baby Face" Byus finally get his revenge? Will Taylor continue his reign of destruction and hold onto the title? Or will an unkown rise from the crowd, achieve eternal glory and take home one of our beautiful trophies? Only way to find out is to join us at The Mohawk Wednesday night!!!
Ladies and Mens divisions!!!
To make the night even more special, your favorite beards will also be behind the bar slinging drinks!! Thats right, the terrible service you've come to know and love will once again be on display! We'll be showing off the countless ways to open a Lone Star!

Don't miss out on this craziness!

Come and Shave It #10
Feb
20
12:00 pm12:00

Come and Shave It #10

  • The Mohawk Austin

The root'nist, toot'nist facial hair extravaganza this side of the Galaxy!
Please join us as we celebrate the 10th year of this truly remarkable occasion.

Buy your ticket here to compete or spectate!!
https://afhcm.queueapp.com/events/16311

All competitors will recieve a Competitor Goodie Bag.

Weekend schedule is as follows:

Thursday Feb 18 2016
Super Amazing Early Bird BBQ Welcome Dinner, 6pm
Line starts at 5pm!
http://www.foodbeast.com/news/kanye-line-bbq/
After party at The Liberty, 1618 1/2 E 6th St.
Welcome to Austin! Free show, Featuring:
Bellringer https://youtu.be/EFanQNolTug
Cave Bees https://youtu.be/HuHVAl_3C18
¿Que Pasa? https://youtu.be/RIimKV6TcjQ

Friday February 19 2016
Lunch with Beardos 12-2pm at Frank (4th and Colorado)
Goorin Hats HH 4pm
E 6th St Pub Crawl 5-7pm starting at The Brixton, 5pm!!!
ending at Barracuda (611 E 7th St) for
Beard Product Vending 7-??pm
Stay at Barracuda for Amazing Rock Show with:
Eagle Claw https://youtu.be/2nRTBL1yUgY
Party Wizard https://youtu.be/bBBWkoed7aM
Woodgrain https://youtu.be/irDYzuaCQiw
OMGWTFBBQ http://www.australiancattlegod.com/

Saturday February 20 2016
Come and Shave It #10
at The Mohawk, 912 Red River

Registration: https://afhcm.queueapp.com/events/16311

Sunday Feb 21 2016
Hangover Brunch 11am at Licha's Cantina
http://lichascantina.com/
Special Menu items for us, veggie items too!


NACBMA Meeting (TBA)

80's Dance Party when we revolve past the direct path of the day star:


More details TBA!!!



Contest Categories and Definitions

1. Six Month Sprint (Started in August)
Focus will be on how the 6 month growth affects the appearance of the competitor. Before-and-After contrast is considered.
***If you are a 6 month Sprint competitor and you signed up in August 2015, you will be on the list at the door! You do not need to purchase an entry or competitor ticket!!! Email bryan@austinfacialhairclub.com if you want to double check that you are on the list.

2. Donegal
Focus is on chin strap, Amish, Whaler, Abe Lincoln style beard. No moustache. Shaving of the cheeks and neck is permitted but not required.

3. Goatee
Focus is on goatee, defined as a beard without the sideburns and with the main growth on the chin area. Moustache permitted but not required. Styling aids permitted but not required.

4. Fiercest Chops (Sideburns)
Focus is on mutton chops, sideburns, etc. Moustache permitted but not required. There must be a bald area on the chin that separates the right and left sides of the face. Styling aids permitted but not required.

5. Baby Beard (Beard under 1')
Focus is on natural beard under 1' in length. Styling aids are NOT permitted. There will be a preliminary measurement on site prior to the competition to insure category compliance.

6. Gnarly Man Beard (Beard over 1')
Focus is on natural beard over 1' in length. Styling aids are NOT permitted. There will be a preliminary measurement on site prior to the competition to insure category compliance.

7. Sweetest Natural Stash
Focus is on Natural Moustache shape, clarity and style, as well as how it matches competitors overall look. Focus is on Moustache shape, clarity and style, as well as how it matched competitors overall look. Styling aids are NOT permitted.
*A moustache is the hair that is grown above the upper lip, and not hair that is extending from the cheeks. The boundary between the upper lip and cheek will be considered on a person-to-person basis by the judges.


8. Best Groomed
Focus is on presentable, distinguished full beard and the overall look of the competitor. Historically this is a shorter, groomed beard, though there’s no regulation on length. Styling aids permitted but not required. Shaving the cheeks and neck permitted but not required.

9. Sweetest Styled Stash
Focus is on Moustache shape, clarity and style, as well as how it matches competitors overall look. Styling aids permitted.
*A moustache is the hair that is grown above the upper lip, and not hair that is extending from the cheeks. The boundary between the upper lip and cheek will be considered on a person-to-person basis by the judges.

10. Full Beard with Styled Stash
Focus is on a natural unstyled beard with a styled moustache. Styling aids permitted, though focus will be on the styled moustache and the natural unstyled beard. Styling aids permitted.

11. Freestyle
Anything goes. Competitors with the most outlandish, creative use of real, "live" attached facial hair will receive the most consideration. Styling aids permitted.

Ladies Categories
12. Realistic Beard - Natural looking Facial Hair
13. Creative Beard - Freestyle “Fantasy” Facial Hair

*Styling Aids are defined as hairspray, wax, stiffeners, or other styling products. Typically structural aids (wire, pins, etc.) are permitted, but historically not considered "styling aids". Oils or other “everyday” conditioners are not considered styling aids, however, if used in excess, may be considered as such.




F.A.Q.

Q. How will the competition work?
A. Competitors from all categories will be judged from about 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday. There will be an intermission of about 2 hours. Competition results will be posted for all to see, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive their very special award after each category.

After that, we will have a "Classic Misprint-style" competition. Roughly 60 competitors from the day competition will be picked out and entered into the evening competition. A competitor does not need to win or place in the day competition in order to be entered into the evening competition. The evening competition will have a different set of celebrity judges, and a different set of awards.

Classic Misprint Categories are:
1. Sweetest Stash
2. Best Groomed
3. Pompous Partial
4. Gnarliest Beard
5. Ladies
6. Freestyle
7. Best in Show

The regulations per category in the evening competition are made on a person-to-person basis. It is possible that a Ladies competitor can win Gnarliest beard, or that a Goatee competitor can win Best Groomed, etc.


Q. May competitors change categories before the contest?
A. Yes, you may change categories at registration on the day of the contest BEFORE it begins.

Q. Can a competitor enter more than one category?
A. No

Q. Can I register as a competitor on the day of the competition?
A. Yes. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Mohawk.
Please show up on time.

Q. Is the contest at the Mohawk for ages 21 and up only?
A. No, It is all ages.

Q. If I pay to watch the daytime contest, do I have to pay again for the evening competition?
A. No. However your wristband/handstamp from the day event will not guarantee you entry, so please line up early for the evening event.

Q. How many contestants were there last year?
A. Last year there were 211 contestants. There will likely be over 200 this year.

Q. Will AFHC t-shirts and other merchandise be on sale?
A. Yes, we will have our merch and other clubs will be selling stuff as well at The Mohawk.

Q. I won’t have a car while in Austin. How do I get around?
Most of our events are within walking distance of each other. Austin supports Lyft, Uber and has B-cycles and electric assist bicycles for rent as well.
http://rocketelectrics.com/rentals-tours

Our bus system is adequate and cheap, but not the best. There is free wifi on the bus, and AC.
Capital Metro http://www.capmetro.org/

 

Eagle Claw, Party Wizard, Woodgrain, OMGWTFBBQ!
Feb
19
Feb 20

Eagle Claw, Party Wizard, Woodgrain, OMGWTFBBQ!

  • Barracuda Austin

Eagle Claw
https://youtu.be/2nRTBL1yUgY

Party Wizard
https://youtu.be/bBBWkoed7aM

Woodgrain
https://youtu.be/irDYzuaCQiw

OMGWTFBBQ
https://youtu.be/3tEJ1T1AHNU

This show will also serve as a welcome party for Come and Shave It #10, a National Facial Hair Competition that will take place at The Mohawk Feb 20, so if you see unusual amounts of weirdo-beardo's, do not be alarmed. There will be a Beard Product Vending area on the patio with many vendors from all over America from 7pm until ???
https://youtu.be/D--L5pa8PK0
https://youtu.be/jeZEHzgaftc
https://youtu.be/M8-vje-bq9c

Bazaar Brunch
Feb
7
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

Join us for our Valentine Edition, Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

Bazaar Brunch
Dec
20
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

Holiday ATX Art Market
Dec
19
11:00 am11:00

Holiday ATX Art Market

  • El Mercado South

Looking for unique holiday gifts for your loved ones? Then join us for a holly jolly afternoon of local art, shopping, Tex-Mex, and drink specials at the Holiday ATX Art Market.

You are sure to find something special and amazing from our curated group of Austin's most talented artists, makers, and vintage dealers.

Admission is FREE to this family friendly event.

So, grab your elf hat and head over to EL Mercado Restaurant South for a stress-free shopping trip and some good old fashioned neighborly cheer!

Bazaar Brunch
Dec
13
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOP ON!
Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

Dickens on the Strand
Dec
4
Dec 6

Dickens on the Strand

  • The Strand

Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to Dickens on the Strand in lovely Galveston, Texas, December 4th, 5th, and 6th! Fun for the whole family! Get dressed up like your favorite Charles Dickens character from 19th century Victorian London and come party with our favorite beards! We look forward to this event all year long! We'll be there all weekend long, marveling in all the amazing Victorian artists, and performers, and slinging all your favorite AFHC gear. On Saturday at 3pm, we'll be hosting our 6th annual Beard Competition at Dickens! Simply stop by our booth to register. Don't miss this wonderful, and truly one of a kind event! Hope to see you there!

 

Friday - 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday – 12 – 6 p.m.

Bazaar Brunch
Nov
29
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Cafe

Support Small Businesses!
Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!

Holiday Shop Hop
Nov
28
11:00 am11:00

Holiday Shop Hop

  • Rio Rita

It's Small Business Saturday! Time to show your support for small locally owned businesses here in our wonderful city. Join us for an inimate, unique shopping experience. Sip on a wonderful handcrafted cocktail and enjoy delicious food from Shhmaltz. Go Local.

Fun Fun Fun Fest!!
Nov
6
Nov 8

Fun Fun Fun Fest!!

  • Auditorium Shores

We'll be rocking out this entire weekend at Auditorium Shores. Come say hi and check out some new designs we have!

Halloween ATX Art Market
Oct
31
11:00 am11:00

Halloween ATX Art Market

  • El Mercado South

This Hallows' Eve join us for a fun and spooky afternoon of local art, shopping, Tex-Mex, treats, and drink specials at the ATX Art Market at El Mercado.

There will be an amazing curated group of Austin's most talented artists, makers, and vintage dealers with imaginative wares.

Admission is FREE to this family/pet-friendly outdoor event

Dia en Coyoacan
Sep
27
12:00 pm12:00

Dia en Coyoacan

  • Licha's Cantina

We'll be set up here where they will be turning their Sunday brunch into a Mexican tianguis complete with Mexican BBQ, artisans and live music.

uLOVEi will spin from 1-3, and Grupo Massa will finish it off with some live reggae-funk from 3-5.

Special menu for this special Sunday.

2nd Annual Dog and Beard Moustache Competition
Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

2nd Annual Dog and Beard Moustache Competition

  • Mohawk Austin

On Saturday, September 26th, dog lovers throughout central Texas will convene and show off their canine’s coiffure. Please join the Austin Facial Hair Club and Austin Animal Center at the Mohawk for the 2nd Annual Dog Beard and Moustache Competition. 

The Mohawk and Austin Facial Hair Club are teaming up again with the Austin Animal Center to help pets in need of forever homes. The Austin Animal Center runs the largest animal shelter in central Texas, providing shelter to more than 18,000 animals each year, as well as animal protection services to Austin and Travis County. This open intake facility accepts lost and surrendered animals from all of Travis County regardless of age, health, species, or breed. Come strut with your mutt and help raise awareness and funds for this amazing organization. 


Don't have a dog? Come join the party anyway! Doors open at noon. This family-friendly event is $5 (suggested donation) to attend plus $5 per category entered. You can enter your dog into as many categories as you like. 

Categories: 

  • Dog & Owner Look-A-Like: Pet and owner must be similar in appearance, style, and attitude
  • Freestyle: Styled beard and moustache. Styling products permitted, any shape or color! Emphasis on creativity and complexity of design. No artificial hair, but costumes are welcome.
  • Best Groomed: Neatest-looking, well-kept dog beard. Emphasis on symmetry, clean lines, and a neatness of the canine beard.
  • Gnarliest Beard: Wild-looking, gnarly dog beard! The wilder the better!
  • Sweetest Stache: The title says it all!
  • Old Timer: Has your dog become a curmudgeon, full of grey hair and living on a prayer? Give them one last hurrah by entering them here! 

The Finale!
Best in Show: Winners of each category will go head-to-head to see who is the overall Best in Show! Audience participation will be a big factor in this decision.


To enter your pet in one of the categories, please email: mohawkdogcomp@gmail.com with your name, phone number, pet’s name, and category(ies) that he or she will be interested in entering. 

e will also be registering walk up competitors the day of the event!


All proceeds from this event benefit the Austin Animal Center.

A huge thank you to our sponsors and vendors:
Lone Star Beer
Tullamore DEW
Love-A-Bull
Dawgtown
Austin Pets Alive
Dog + Bone
more coming soon...

Eastside Pop Up Heads South
Sep
19
11:00 am11:00

Eastside Pop Up Heads South

  • Indian Roller

Join Eastside Pop Up as we pick up and head South to the beautiful boutique Roadhouse, Indian Roller. Enjoy lovely libation and craft beers while shopping one of Austin's best Vintage and Handcrafted markets around. Belly Up trailer will be open early to help with your brunch needs. This event is FREE! All Ages From 11am-3pm. 21 and up after 3pm.

Music by DJ Fontana

Let's Spend Some Time Together.

Bazaar Brunch
Sep
13
10:00 am10:00

Bazaar Brunch

  • Bouldin Creek Coffee House

Join us for our monthly Handcrafted and Vintage Market on the lawn at Bouldin Creek Cafe. Enjoy a lovely brunch and maybe even sip on a mimosa. This event is FREE, family friendly and of course dogs are welcome. Please join us. Support Local Art!
 

Check Out This Months Vendors:

  • Art by Eya
  • Austin Facial Hair Club
  • Bluestone Imports
  • Bohemian Jewel
  • DANDY DIGS
  • Finery Elaborate Adornments
  • Jeffrey Swanson
  • Joshua L Johnson Illustration
  • Lechuza Blanca Vintage
  • The French Pickler
  • Seeds Then Roots
Prom Night at The Eastern
Sep
12
Sep 13

Prom Night at The Eastern

  • The Eastern Austin

September is here!! That can only mean one thing: it's time for another Beard Prom!! Saturday September 12th, 10pm!!

Put on your tux
Descale your prom dress

It's time to dance!! 

We'll also have EXCLUSIVE AFHC Tux shirts available as well as koozies!

It's free to dance and cheap to drink! Bring a cheap date and that's a winning combination!

Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook.

ATX Art Market at El Mercado
Sep
5
11:00 am11:00

ATX Art Market at El Mercado

  • EL Mercado Restaurant South

Labor Day Weekend Market! 

Join us for a joyous afternoon of local art, shopping, Tex-Mex and drink specials at the ATX Art Market at El Mercado.

There will be a curated group of Austin based artists, makers, and vintage dealers with fantastic wares. 

Admission is free to this family/pet-friendly outdoor event. 

Artists:
Austin Facial Hair Club
Bohemian Jewel
More artists to be announced.

 AFHC "Beard to School" Party & 7th Annual 6 Month Sprint Shave Off Party
Aug
23
3:00 pm15:00

AFHC "Beard to School" Party & 7th Annual 6 Month Sprint Shave Off Party

  • Shangri La

Party time!
Summer vacation is coming to an end, time for one last hoorah! Come join us at Shangri La as we say goodbye to summer the AFHC way! We will be manning the grill and serving up some delicious FREE food! There will be fantastic drink specials from our friends Lone Star Beer, and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey! Don’t let your vacation end with a whimper, give it the send off it deservers.

*and*

Official Registration/Sign Up for The 7th Annual 6 Month Sprint Shave Off!!!
Do you know a guy that can grow a fast, mean beard? We've got a chance for them to prove that they can grow 6 months of beard bigger and/or better than anyone else!
Our 6 Month Beard Sprint will challenge faces from Austin and all over the Country to put their beard where their mouth is, literally. 

Rules:
1) Take a picture of your clean shaven self with some sort of reputable date marker on August 23, 2015. Local competitors are encouraged to show up in person August 23rd at Shangri La from 4pm-8pm to register in person with the opportunity to have your mug shaved for free by one of the incredible professional barbers from Floyds 99. 

2) Submit picture to austinfacialhairclub@gmail.com along with your name and city and state you are representing.

3) Show up to "Come & Shave It 10" at The Mohawk February 20, 2016 to weigh in against the other competitors.

Each 6 Month Sprint competitor will receive a *special* gift from Remington at Come and Shave It 10.

ONLY COMPETITORS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED PHOTOS BY AUGUST 23rd 2015 WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THIS CATEGORY

There will be a small grace period for entries after the 23rd, but competitor acceptance during this time is at the discretion of the Austin Facial Hair Club.

Sponsors:
Lone Star Beer - www.LoneStarBeer.com
Tullamore Dew - www.TullamoreDew.com
Floyds 99 - www.FloydsBarbershop.com
Shangri La
Remington

Bi Monthly Meeting
Mar
29
1:00 pm13:00

Bi Monthly Meeting

  • Rio Rita

Join us for Bloody Mary's or Maria's while we review current club stuff and discuss future events. 

SXSW 2015
Mar
13
Mar 22

SXSW 2015

  • SXSW 2015

If you're out in the madness of SXSW you can bet you'll run into one of us! We sell merch at various events and work a few hot spots all over town. And we also like a great party!

For more details on the events we will be at click below

Peelander Z Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest's 10 Year Anniversary Party
The Brixton Locals Party
Austin Chronicle "Hair of the 3-Legged Dog" Day Party
Liberty Rock!!
Grackle Rock 4!!!