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Hokie BugFest

4-H Entomology

Toddler with a millipede. Albemarle County, VA

Who doesn't love a millipede?

Hokie BugFest celebrates the fun and exciting 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 Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 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 event is just one day in this ongoing, year-round effort. 

Hokie BugFest 2021

The tenth annual Hokie BugFest is scheduled on October 2, 2021 as a Virtual Event!

This event will be run through this website with links to our Facebook page.

Although we have gone virtual this year, we continue to strive to provide a science-based event open to the public following our ongoing priorities as best as we can, including:

  • FREE admission
  • Family-oriented environment
  • Collaboration with the town of Blacksburg
  • S.A.F.E. (Supporting Autism Friendly Environments) event
Autism SAFE Event
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