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!


About

Hokie BugFest celebrates the fun and excitement of the science of entomology, and the Virginia Tech tradition of learning and discovery, through outreach and engagement. 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. Since its inception in 1966, Alwood Society members have engaged over 30,000 children by hosting department tours, visiting schools, and supporting special events like the Hokie BugFest. The bugfest is just one day in this ongoing, year-round effort. 

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes an active, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.



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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.

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