Hokie BugFest is an annual fall festival celebrating the science of entomology -- a function of the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. This page highlights the festival and our year-round youth and family education activities.
OCTOBER 15, 2016 - Inn at Virginia Tech
To promote the science of entomology to youth and families through learning, discovery, and engagement.
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 event is just one day in this ongoing, year-round effort.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, 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.
- Founded: October 15, 2011
- Price Range: No admission fee charged
- Hours: Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Parking: Parking Lot (free)
- Products: T-shirts, honey, buttons available to donors to the event. Many giveaways for children attending the event. Junior Entomologist Certificates will be awarded to children who accept our challenge to visit and learn from various exhibits.