West Virginia University Mountaineer Week
University Events Recognize Appalachain Heritage
Each year, West Virginia University holds “Mountaineer Week,” which is a weeklong celebration created to pay tribute and honor West Virginia’s heritage and traditions. This year’s events kick off on Sunday, November 8 and continue through Saturday, November 14. This year, all events and activities will be held online. The events are meant to educate WVU students and generate awareness amongst the surrounding community about the culture that has made our state, as well as Mountaineer Country, what it is today.
All throughout Mountaineer Week, browse through the online Craft Fair and Quilt Show, and get your holiday shopping down early! The craft fair and quilt show has been a tradition of Mountaineer Week since 1972. A focus was placed on traditional crafts made by those who settled in Appalachia.
Some of the crafts that will be highlighted at the event include spinning, woodcarving, early American basketry, cornhusk dolls, pottery, leather crafts, blacksmithing, dulcimer making, and quilts. Students and visitors can also enjoy video demonstrations of these crafts, available online at the Mountaineer Week website.
Students are invited to participate in Mountaineer Week with a series of online competitions. Go online to cast your vote for the winner of the Photo Contest on Tuesday, November 10, and the Beard Growing Competition on Saturday, November 14.
It’s not Mountaineer Week without food! Following WVU Arts & Entertainment on social media for Comfort Food From Home: traditional recipes passed down through generations of Mountaineer families. Have your own recipe you’d like to share? Submit it online today for a chance to have it shared on social.
Passing through the Mountaineer Commons Area? You may hear some sweet sounds of Appalachia. Mountaineer Week also holds several music events for students and visitors to engage in on-campus and online, streaming live on the WVU Events Facebook page and Instagram.
Learn about other events happening in and around Mountaineer Country by visiting our Events Calendar. Book your hotel for this exciting, cultural week full of activities the whole family can enjoy!
Share your Mountaineer Week experiences with us by using #VisitMountaineerCountry, and we may share your photos on social!
Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.
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