Saturday, October 20, 2018 -- 10 am to 5 pm -- Squires Student Center & Downtown Blacksburg -- FREE Admission

Thank you for another great year... over 8,400 attended the event this year! The seventh annual Hokie BugFest was the best ever, thanks to over 250 volunteers and exhibitors!

Last year we welcomed over 7,700 people to the sixth annual Hokie BugFest. What inspired these people to spend part of a beautiful Saturday at an indoor event? Maybe it was Tony Gustin the Bug Whisperer and his educational super show. Or perhaps it was the Alberti Flea Circus? Maybe it was the Wizards of Entomology or Brandon the Balloon Guy and his bug-shaped balloon sculptures. Or maybe it was the live arthropods on display in the Bug Zoo – some hailing from around the globe and some found down the street. Well these attractions and more return this year. Come one, come all, to the seventh annual Hokie BugFest!

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Entomology has been a science discipline at Virginia Tech since Professor William Bradford Alwood was hired as our first entomologist in 1888. Virginia Tech established the current department of entomology in 1959. Come celebrate our science with us at the 2017 Hokie BugFest.