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West Virginia

OCTOBER 19 - 28, 2018

Our 71st annual Mountaineer Week will include our traditional events while highlighting this year's theme:  Appalachian foods.

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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

Saturday, 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.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Saturday, 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! 



Eat, drink, and be very, very full.

Pepperoni Roll Day

Pepperoni Roll Contest

A whole afternoon dedicated to West Virginia's beloved snack

Sunday, October 21, 2018

 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Mountainlair First Floor
Country Vittles

Country Vittles

Just like how Grandma made it

Friday, October 19, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hatfields, Mountainlair

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

October 22-24

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.