The West Virginia University Block and Bridle Club has planned a day of fun on the farm with the 56th annual Little Eastern Livestock Show.
The show, at WVU s Animal Science Farm on Stewartstown Road, will be 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and is open to the public.
The event will feature WVU students enrolled in animal science courses competing in various livestock show classes such as dairy, beef, sheep and pigs.
The Block and Bridle Club has put on the event since it first started,said Tanya Nickerson, president of the WVU chapter and an animal and veterinary sciences major from Arcade, N.Y.Our group is one of 89 chapters of the National Block and Bridle organization, and this is our big event for the year.
Our main goal as a group is to promote a better understanding of the field of animal science among our members, but we do a lot of educational and service activities throughout the year,Nickerson added.
Adults and children can enjoy games such as an egg toss, hay bale toss and a greased pig contest, which will take place throughout the day with prizes being awarded to the winners.
Activities are free except for lunch, which costs $7.