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West Virginia

Week 2017
OCT 20 - 29

Celebrating 70 years of Appalachian Heritage.

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Craft Show

Craft Fair & 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, October 20 from 10:00am till 3:00pm or Saturday October 21 from 10:00am till 3:00pm) 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

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

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Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

October 21

Sponsored by Mylan Pharmaceutical's and Coca Cola. 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!

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. Apply Now under the awards tab!

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Student Competitions

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

PRT Cram

October 23

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 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.


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 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 4:30pm .