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West Virginia

Week 2018
OCT 19 - 28

Celebrating 71 years of Appalachian Heritage.

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Craft Fair

Craft Fair & Quilt Show

October 19-21

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.

Fiddle Contest 2017

Mountain Music


Presented by Barnes and Noble, and 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

October 20

Kids and families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of free activities at the Mountainlair that celebrate the history and culture of West Virginia.  Performances on stage, crafts, games, information and more will be happening that highlight the best of the Mountain State! 


Mountaineer Talent

The Mountaineer stars come out and shine during Mountaineer week!

Idol 2017

Mountaineer Idol

Finale: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Katie Simms won the 2017-2018 Mountaineer Idol Competition!

Mr Ms Mountaineer 2017

Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer

Thursday, October 25

Congratulations to Garrett Burgess and Savannah Lusk for winning the titles of 2017-2018 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer!

Student Competitions

These are just a few of the student activities happening with many more planned for Mountaineer Week.

PRT Cram

October 22

A fun-filled tradition where students, faculty and staff compete to fit the most people in a tiny PRT car, which fits 16 people comfortably. The record of 97 was set in 2000. Any student, student organization or faculty/staff group is invited to come try to break the record. PLUS, stop by this year for a free 150th anniversary cup cake, while supplies last!


Beard Growing

October 24

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.


Bob Huggins 3 - 3


Compete in this fun basketball tournament with teams of three to raise money for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Fund. All students are welcome to sign up on .


Photo Contest


The Mountaineer Week Photo Contest, presented by All Pro Photography, will be showcased on October 19-28, 2017, on the Mountainlair First Floor. WVU Students can submit up to three photographs (either color or black and white) to by Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30pm .