The proud beard owner/enthusiast’s ultimate calling is imminent. The Spokane Beard & Mustache Foundation’s 8th Annual Epic Beard Competition at the Pin is a good bet to bring the best chops, whiskers, etc. from all over the region. With 13 categories ranging from the professional (“Business Beard,” “Full Beard”) to the more curious (“Build-a-Beard,” “Couples”), there’s a variety of beards and personalities to see that don’t see justice from photos alone. A grand champion is crowned at the end of the event so as to settle any controversy, as well as top fundraisers, best club participation and charity champion. Tickets are available for spectators or participants, so there’s no reason not to show up, even if you are incapable of growing your own beard. This year’s beneficiary is local nonprofit Free Rein Therapeutic Riding.
Sat, Oct. 12 from 4-8:30 pm • $10/spectators; $25/competitors • The Pin • 412 W. Sprague • spokanebeardandmustache.org
— Connor Gilbert