"Changing the face of charity... right under your noses"


We are a membership led organization led by approximately 30 Battle Creek residents. You don't have to have a moustache. The stache is the gimmick. We create events and often raise money for charity. “Changing the Face of Charity, right under your noses.”

Mission Statement

The Battle Creek Metropolitan Area Moustache Society (BCMAMS) is a volunteer-based non-profit organization focused on raising money for local people or organizations in need, through coordinating and organizing fun events at local establishments or venues.

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CIR Bar Wars Pub Crawl

Bar Wars Episode 1: The Shuttle Bus Pub Crawl
A long long time ago in a city far far away... 

Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 2:00 AM 
7 buses ($25 per seat - includes t-shirt)
7 local pubs throughout Battle Creek
Kessel Run Poker Game ($30 - win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas)
Dress in character (optional - or come as you are)
Limited seating
Benefits CIR
Community Inclusive Recreation

2018 Leilapalooza

This year's Leilapalooza music festival was our best year to date. 43 Michigan music acts donated their time and talent. 100 volunteers from Kellogg company did the majority of the festival site setup. Another group of about 120 individual volunteers were stationed throughout the festival. We could not have had the event without them.

We want to thank our major sponsors Atlas Sales, BCMAMS, Leila Arboretum Society, and, new this year, Stanton Interiors and Battle Creek Glass Works for donating time and materials for our new Oak Tree stage. Our fans, festival goers and supporters keep reminding us why we put on this festival and other fun community events and fund raisers. We love making Battle Creek a great place to live.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Sincerely, The BCMAMS and Leilapalooza committee.

To see more pictures from the event click on the link below.

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2018 Raft Race

The BCMAMS are happy to announce that we were able to raise over $4000 for Kambly Living Center as the proceeds from our annual raft race event. As always it was such a pleasure and honor to work with Kambly Living Center as this year’s beneficiary.

The BCMAMS believe in the great work Kambly does, which makes them such a great organization for the beneficiary of our event.

Kambly Living Center: “Because everyone deserves a home”

Our Mission: To provide the opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve emotional, social and spiritual growth in a safe and secure homelike atmosphere.

To see more pictures from the event click on the link below.

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 Reasons Why, You Ask?

• Help make Battle Creek cooler without asking permission!

• Learn how to grow and manicure the best facial hair east of the Mississippi!

• Hang with people infatuated with Ascots and Dickies!

• Hone your Raft & Cardboard sled building skills!

• Be part of something bigger than you!

• Help raise money for local people/groups in need!

• Endless opportunities to have fun and give back!

• Stop taking yourself so seriously!

Community Events



Our annual airing of the grievances. Come participate or spectate the greatest collection of hand-made cardboard sleds racing down snow-covered hills north of Indiana.

Raft Race

Raft Race

Do you quack like a duck? Do you want to? Float down the Kalamazoo, while enjoying live music or race to the end for a major award. Pie-eating and yard games along the river.



Who puts on a one-day, multi-stage music festival with too many music genres to list? MAMS do. This is the place to see all your favorite Michigan bands in one beautiful setting.

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