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West Virginia

Week 2017
OCT 20 - 29

Celebrating 70 years of Appalachian Heritage.

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Craft Show

Craft & Quilt Show

October 20-22

Traditional and contemporary crafts with artisans from West Virginia and neighboring states with handmade quilts showcasing the talents of the Country Roads Quilt Guild members.

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project

Presented by West Virginia Quilters, Inc.; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; and West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts

The goal of this project is to gather information on pre-1970 quilts that were made or reside in West Virginia. Mountaineer Week will provide a convenient opportunity to bring quilts for documentation. Make an appointment (Friday or Saturday, October 21-22) and a team of volunteers will measure, photograph, date and ID the pattern. Bring information and pictures of the quiltmaker, but “maker unknown” quilts are also welcomed. Data gathered will be stored in the WV Culture Center Archives and will be uploaded to the online data base The Quilt Index, . Information about quilt ownership will remain confidential.

Contact Jane Larke at 304-370-3239 or go to  to make an appointment or to volunteer your help. 

Mountain Music

Mountain Music

October 20

Free and open to the public. Come kick up your heels, clap your hands and enjoy some of the best pickin n grinnin this side of the Monongahela

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

October 21

Sponsored by Mylan Pharmaceutical's. Families from around the area are invited to Mountainlair to participate in activities and programs relevant to Appalachian heritage, history, culture and family.

Mountaineer Talent

The Mountaineer stars come out and shine during Mountaineer week!

Mountaineer Idol

Mountaineer Idol Finale

Sunday October 29

This fall will be our 14th year and the program just keeps getting bigger. Three finalists will emerge from the ongoing elimination rounds and will compete in the program’s Final Competition.

Mr & Ms Mountaineer

Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer

Saturday October 28

This prestigious award honors one male and one female student who have a record of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

Student Competitions

Get your game on! These are just a few of the student activities happening with many more planned for Mountaineer Week.

PRT Cram

October 23

This event is a part of the Mountaineer Week Challenge, therefore all teams participating in the Challenge are automatically registered. Any student interested in participating may do so. Just show up to the PRT car! Points will be awarded to Challenge teams who place in the top 3.

Beard Growing

October 25

See who can grow the best beard in 4 weeks! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners. Prizes will consist of plaques and $100, $75, and $50 respectively. Students must have participating in the Shaving portion to be considered in the judging.

Challenge Games


Student teams will compete in a number of fun activities. Teams do NOT have to be recognized student organizations. Students are encouraged to put their own teams together if they’d like to participate.

Photo Contest


The Mountaineer Week Photo Contest, presented by All Pro Photography, will be showcased on October 20-29, 2017, on the Mountainlair First Floor.  WVU Students can submit up to three photographs (either color or black and white) to: by Wednesday, October 11, at 4:30 pm.

The photographs should showcase West Virginia.  The following awards will be given to the winners:  First Place:  $100; Second Place $75; and Third Place $50 redeemable at All Pro Photography.  Visitors to Mountaineer Week can vote on the “People’s Choice Award” up through Wednesday, October 25th.