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West Virginia

Week 2017
OCT 20 - 29

Celebrating 70 years of Appalachian Heritage.

Learn About Our History
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 and obstacle courses. Teams do NOT have to be recognized student organizations. Students are encouraged to put their own teams together if they’d like to participate.

Scavenger Hunt

Each team will receive a photo packet featuring items that they must determine from the WVU Downtown campus. A prize package will be awarded to the first place team! Teams will meet in the Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair and travel around the downtown campus