2018 Hokie BugFest
Venue: Squires Student Center, Blacksburg
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Food, Miscellaneous, Family Friendly, Arts & Theatre, STEM Events
Cost: Free
The Virginia Tech Department of Entomology presents the 8th Annual Hokie BugFest at both the Squires Student Center and at locations throughout downtown Blacksburg, VA on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Jump, crawl, or buzz on out to Virginia Tech’s 8th Annual Hokie BugFest! This FREE event celebrates the joy and excitement of entomology, with STEM-inspired (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities for all ages!

Features include a NEW Art Contest, Insect Collection Contest, exhibits from regional museums, and endless arts and crafts. Walk through a Butterfly House, the spooky Spiders' Lair, or check out over 200 arthropods in Virginia Tech's own Bug Zoo. Play Bug Bingo, Bug Jeopardy, or enter the NEW Buggin-Out Costume Contest and win a prize! On the main stage, enjoy Tony Gustin the "Bug Whisperer," or cheer on the adventurous eaters of the Bug Eating Contest.

Grab a bite to eat from the many food vendors along College Avenue, or watch BugFest’s NEW “Human’s Dressed as Dung-Beetle Races.” You can even head to the Lyric Theater for a bug-inspired Children's Story Hour or watch the move "Microcosmos". No matter what you choose, Hokie BugFest will leave you bug-crazed and bug-amazed!

Hokie BugFest continues to be a S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism-Friendly Environments) event - in cooperation with the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research.

This event highlights an ongoing youth education program hosted by the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology, Virginia Cooperative Extension's 4-H program, and the department's student-run professional organization, the W. B. Alwood Entomological Society.

For more details and information, visit http://www.hokiebugfest.org or https://www.facebook.com/hokiebugfest or call 540-231-6543 or email us at hokiebugfest@gmail.com.
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