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2018 Theme: Appalachian Foods

Mountainlair during Mountaineer Week

Food is to West Virginian culture like pepperoni is to rolls: inseparable!

This year, Mountaineer Week is full of new events that highlight our region's unique cuisine. Join us for some of the following food features:
CornApple Butter Stirring

You won't be able to resist the delicious smell, so watch how these traditional foods are made right in front of the Mountainlair! 

Apple Butter

Apple butter stirring presented by Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. 

Friday, October 19: all day, in front of Mountainlair

Country Vittles Dinner Buffet

A traditional and delicious Appalachian homemade meal that any West Virginia native would remember! Featuring turkey drummond, carved ham, green beans, potatoes, pies, cobbler, and more. Musical entertainment provided by  Dina Hornbaker.
Friday, October 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Hatfields, Mountainlair
147 Years of Dinnerware with the Homer Laughlin China Company
You can't have a great Appalachian meal without something beautiful to eat the food on! Enjoy learning about the history of the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, WV, and their famous Fiesta dinnerware. A donation will be made of a three-piece set of baking bowls and a two-piece prep bowl set.
Friday, October 19, 7:00pm, Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

Pepperoni Roll DayPepperoni Roll Contest

Presenting local restaurants and bakeries with their own free pepperoni roll samples for a cook-off competition.

Sunday, October 21, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Mountainlair First Floor

Biscuits and Jam, Just Like Grandma's

Join Chef Mel for cooking demonstrations and free samples of this traditional homecooked meal that any West Virginia grandparent would have made. Presented by Chef Melanie Campbell, Graceland Inn at Davis and Elkins College.

Wednesday, October 24, 1:00pm, Mountainlair First Floor

Canning Demonstration

Learn more about canning, a method of preserving home-grown food that West Virginians have used for centuries. Presented by Hannah Fincham of WVU's Extension Service.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00pm, Mountainlair First Floor

Harvest Fest
Join the Alumni Center for an afternoon of local food trucks, live bluegrass music, and more fun before the Mountaineer Week football game versus Baylor.
Thursday, October 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Erickson Alumni Center
Mountaineer Week at Evansdale Crossing
Kick back and relax with a live performance by the Davisson Brothers Band and enjoy Appalachian food and drink specials in Panini Pete's at the Evansdale Crossing. Presented by Coca-Cola.
Saturday, October 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Evansdale Crossing Fifth Floor
Funnel Cakes, Kettle Corn, and Pork Rinds
Stop by the front of the Mountainlair any day during Mountaineer Week for these delicious Appalachian treats, presented by local food trucks.

Appalachian Eats Weeklong Specials
Pay attention to social media throughout the week for daily meals at local restaurants! 
Country Store MenuEverywhere you look, Mountaineer Week is full of food. This year, check out our increased number of food vendors at the Craft Fair  (October 19-21, Mountainlair Ballrooms), specially canned foods in the Mountaineer Week Country Store (October 19-21, Potomac Room, Mountainlair), deals at local restaurants, pop-up food samplings, and more.

Check back frequently as we update our schedule!

Craft Fair FoodChef Mel