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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20

10:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project  

Presented by West Virginia Quilters; WV Division of Culture and History; and WV Department of Education and the Arts.

Contact Jane Larke at 304-370-3239, or go to to make an appointment.

Mountainlair, Cathedral Room

10:00 a.m.  

Mullins Apple Butter Stirring

Mountainlair, Outside

11:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Corn Roast

Mountainlair, Outside

11:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Scale Model Railroad Train Display

Mountainlair, Shenandoah Room

11:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Larry’s Handmade Cards

Mountainlair, in front of Hatfield’s

11:30 a.m.    Opening Ceremony

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Sloane
Mountainlair Ballroom

12:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Empty Bowls

A worldwide project providing support for organizations that combat hunger. A variety of locally made soup available.

Mountainlair, 2nd Floor Hallway

12:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Hammered Dulcimer

Mountainlair, Second Floor

12:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair

Mountainlair Ballrooms

12:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show

Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.

Country Vittles Dinner Buffet

Presented by WVU Bookstore and WVU Dining Services. Adults $13.50, WVU Students $10 and children under 12 are only $8:00

Mountainlair, Hatfield’s

 8:00 p.m.

Mountain Music Concert

Presented by WVU Bookstore. Featuring the WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Band with John Posey and Hillary Kay.

Gluck Theatre

9:00 p.m.  – 1:00 a.m.

WVUp All Night: It’s Mountaineer Week!

Featuring music by the Hillbilly Gypsies band and the High Ridge Rambler’s.


9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.   Mountaineer Week Photo Booth: Dress up like your favorite "Mountaineer"

Presented by WVUp All Night
Mountainlair, First Floor
9:30 p.m. The Hillbilly Gypsies Band

Presented by WVUp All Night
Mountainlair, Food Court

 Saturday, October 21

All Day

Project West Virginia: Day of Giving

Presented by SGA

Hundreds of students will pack buses and travel all over the state taking part in service projects.

10:00 a.m.  Mullins Apple Butter Stirring Mountainlair, Outside

10:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.

West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project

Mountainlair, Cathedral Room 

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Corn Roast Mountainlair, Outside

11:00 a.m. –  9:00 p.m.

Civil War Encampment

Mountainlair, Plaza

11:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair 

Mountainlair, Ball Rooms

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mountaineer Week Scale Model Operating Train Display Mountainlair, Shenandoah Room

11:00 a.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show

Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Clay Lick Brooms" Handmade Old-Fashioned Corn Brooms Mountainlair
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   Empty Bowls Mountainlair, Second Floor
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  The 150th Anniversary of West Virginia University: Celebrate with WVU Fiestaware

Presented by Anna Schein
Enter a drawing to win a WVU Mountaineer chop plate!
Mountainlair First Floor

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Family Fun Day

Presented by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Coca-Cola. 


12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hammered Dulcimer Mountainlair, Second Floor

1:00 p.m.  

"The Feedsack Story: The Resourceful Homemaker Making Something Out of Nothing with Recycled Cotton Bags"

Presented by Dr. Beth Newcome

An illustrated revue of the history of the cotton textile bag using examples from the West Virginia Cotton Commodity Bag Collection and the WV Gabor Folklife Center at Fairmont State University, a collection of over 1000 artifacts of various textile bags from the original unopened chain-stitched bag to a variety of handmade clothing and household items.

Mountainlair, Greenbrier Room

2:00 p.m.

Black Powder Shoot-out

Presentenced by the WVU Billiards Club

Mountainlair, Games Area

2:00 p.m.


Storytelling featuring members of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.

Vandalia Lounge– Mountainlair, First Floor

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hammered Dulcimer Mountainlair, Second Floor
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Appalachian Music: Shirley Stewart CD Signing
The music of Wyoming county, West Virginia native, songwriter, and historian Shirley Stewart Burns will fill the room. 
Mountainlair, Potomac Room

7:30 p.m.

Elmer Rich Memorial Appalachian Old-Time Fiddle Contest with Heritage Fiddler Award

Presented by WVU Bookstore. 

Mountainlair, Gluck Theatre

9:00 p.m.  – 1:00 a.m.

WVUp All Night, It’s Mountaineer Week!

Presented by WVU Bookstore and Friends of Old Time Music. Featuring an Old Fashioned Square Dance with music by the Friends of Old Time Music, Music from the High Ridge Ramblers two food buffets and many more fun activities are planned.


Sunday, October 22

10:00 a.m.  Mullins Apple Butter Stirring Mountainlair, Outside

11:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair

Mountainlair, Ballrooms

11:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

"The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll" Book

Candace Nelson will be selling and autographing her book “The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll”.

Mountainlair, 1st Floor

11:00 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m.

Mountaineer Week’s Inaugural Giant Pumpkin Regatta: Rowers vs. Growers vs. Knowers!

Race featuring WVU Men's Rowing Club, WVU Horticulture Club, WVU Veterans Club, and Teachers from North Elementary School

Hazel Ruby McQuain Park Dock and Amphitheatre

11:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show

Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mountaineer Week Scale Operating Train Display Mountainlair, Shenandoah Room
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Corn Roast Mountainlair, Outside
12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Empty Bowls Mountainlair, Second Floor

12:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Pepperoni Roll Contest

Local restaurants compete for best pepperoni roll! With appearances from the friendly WV Black Bears Pepperoni Roll Mascots.

Mountainlair, 1st   Floor
1:00 p.m. 
Robison Mahalia Jackson Choir
Mountainlair Food Court

Monday, October 23

12:00 p.m. 70-Foot-Long Pepperoni Roll Celebration

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Mountaineer Week, grab a piece of our favorite unofficial state food!

Entertainment by DJ Dollar!!
Mountainlair, 1st Floor

4:00 p.m.

PRT Cram

A traditional fun-filled competition for our students, faculty and staff, plus free cupcakes celebrating WVU’s 150th birthday!

Sign up with your group here.

Mountainlair, Outside

5:00 p.m.  – 11:00 p.m.

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Raising money for the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Endowment Fund.

Register at

WVU Rec Center

Tuesday, October 24

All Day

Mountaineer Week supports “The Rack”.

To celebrate National Food Day, Mountaineer Week’s food collection for the Rack will end by displaying the pile of food collected on campus over the last month.

Collection boxes at the Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Science Campuses

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Campus Flu Vaccine Clinic

Faculty, staff and students are welcome, no appointment necessary.
Mountainlair, Potomac Room
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.  Mountaineer Week Safe Community

Educational booths set up from WELLWVU, Division of Diversity, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and many more.

Sponsored by WVU Medicine
Mountainlair, 1st Floor
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Mountaineer Week Blood Drive

Presented by the WVU Red Cross Club
Mountainlair, Ballrooms
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. "Flowing Outward and Beyond: West Virginia University" Exhibit Tour

Highlights include the deed to WVU; the original diploma of WVU’s first graduate, Marmaduke Dent; basketball icon Jerry West’s Mountaineer jersey; pioneer woman Natalie Tennent’s buckskin jacket and much more. A complimentary copy of the WVU sesquicentennial celebration poster will be presented to each participant.

Wise Library, Downtown
2:00 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.
WVU Downtown Campus Historical Walking Tour

Presented by Cristelle Venham.

To register, contact Sonja Wilson at
Woodburn Circle

Wednesday, October 25

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pearl S. Buck Day

In honor of the 125th anniversary of Buck's birthday. 

Books signed by Pearl S. Buck will be available for purchase!

125th Birthday Cake will celebrate the life and work of this West Virginia native!

Presented by the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation.

12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

"Cooking with Pearl"

Join Chef Melanie Campbell (of Graceland Inn, Davis & Elkins College) for cooking demonstrations and free samples from Pearl S. Buck’s “Asian Cookbook.”

Mountainlair, 1st Floor

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Falling Run Greenspace Scavenger Hunt

Participants will be given a booklet of photo’s and an hour time limit to finish the scavenger hunt.

Start in the Mountainlair;

Falling Run Greenspace

12:00 p.m.

Beard Growing Finals

See who grew the best beard!

Mountainlair, Grand Staircase

2:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.

Obstacle Course and Push-Up Contest

Presented by the WVU ROTC and the Army National Guard.

Mountainlair, Plaza
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. WVU Downtown Campus Historical Walking Tour

Presented by Cristelle Venham

To register contact Sonja Wilson at
Woodburn Circle
2:00 p.m. “East Wind, West Wind: Pearl S. Buck, the Woman Who Embraced the World” Documentary Showing
Mountainlair, Gluck Theater
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. "Spook the Sexperts"

Presented by wellWVU

An interactive panel event in which students can anonymously ask a panel of experts questions related to sex, relationships, communication, contraception, etc.  Students will also be given the opportunity to participate in interactive games to win various prizes.
Mountainalair, Gluck Theatre

Thursday, October 26

All Day

National Pumpkin Day – 

Vendors will feature pumpkin coffee, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin cookies.



Downtown and Evansdale Barnes and Noble Starbucks Cafes

All Day

National Day of the Deployed discount: 20% off to all veterans

Presented by WVU Bookstore.

 Downtown WVU Bookstore

9:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

Evansdale Pumpkin Party! Pumpkin Carving Contest, Drinks and Pastries

Evansdale Crossing Barnes and Noble

11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Week Extended

Presented by WVU Medicine, we’re bringing all the fun of Mountaineer Week to Health Sciences. Featuring the PRT cram, live music and corn hole as well as kettle corn and apple butter.

Health Science Campus
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. WVU Farmer's Market Outside front of Mountainlair
12:00 p.m. National Day of the Deployed Recognition

Featuring a patriotic song performance, cake cutting, and remarks
Mountainlair, First Floor
1:00 p.m. "Belly of the Beast" Pumpkin Harvest
Horticulture student Dustin Trychta carves out, Pebbles, his 1,337 pound pumpkin.
Outside, front of Mountainlair

Friday, October 27

All day True Blue Day

Get pumped up for the football game!
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Walking Ghost Tour Mountainlair, First Floor

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

30th Anniversary Pumpkin Drop

Pre-register at

Engineering Science Building

9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

WVUp All Night: Everything Appalachian

Folk dancing, corn husk doll making, food buffets and much more.


Saturday, October 28

All day Mountaineer Week at WVU Tech

For the first time, WVU Tech features bluegrass music and outdoor activities in honor of Mountaineer Week.
WVU Tech Campus
Beckley, WV

9:00 a.m. 

Student Lot Tailgate

Free fun for all students before the big game! Live DJ, homemade chili, hot cider, games, and HUGE prizes!

Oakland Hall
12:00 p.m. WVU Football Game vs. Oklahoma State

Most Loyals, Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer, and returning Mountaineer Mascots honored at halftime.
Milan Puskar Stadium

Sunday, October 29

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mountaineer Idol Finale

Presented by Coca-Cola, Daniel’s Men’s Clothing & Mon Hill Records.

Winner receives $1,000 and has the option of recording an EP in New York!

Mountainlair, Ballrooms

Ongoing Events

12:00 pm-8:00 pm Oct. 20-22
11:00am-1:00pm Oct. 23-28
Old-Fashioned Country Store

Step back in time, listen to bluegrass music, and grab some pepperoni rolls, glass Coke bottles, railroad stick candy, and more.
Mountainlair, Potomac Room


Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display

Mountainlair, 1st Floor


Bowling Pin Contest Display 

See the Mountaineer spirited and Appalachian themed bowling pins on display.

Mountainlair Games Area 


"Half Ton of Fun" Pumpkin Display

Stop by and see Pebbles, the 1,337 pound pumpkin, grown by WVU horticulture student Dustin Trychta.

Mountainlair, Outside 


Wild West Kettle Corn, Pork Rinds, Funnel Cakes

Mountainlair, Outside

7:00am-7:00pm Friday
10:00am-7:00pm Saturday
10:00am-12:00am Sunday
All day Monday through Thursday
“Cloth is Scarce, Handle with Care: The History of Depression-Era Feedsacks" Exhibit
Presented by Anna Schein, Associate Curator, West Virginia Regional History Center.
Second Floor, Evansdale Library
All day "Half Ton of Fun" Giant Pumpkin Display
Mountainlair, Outside
Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday through Mountaineer Week
"Manpower, Minepower" Exhibit

Presented by the Statler College of Engineering.

Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum

WVU Bookstore Café, celebrating everything pumpkin: 10% off all things pumpkin in the café!

Starbucks Café, Downtown Barnes and Noble
Ongoing The Changing Face of the Mountaineer (1928-1978)” Exhibit

Presented by: West Virginia and Regional History Center, WVU Libraries
Exhibit Cases Outside Robinson Reading Room, Wise Library