Families will enjoy a day of fun on the farm when the West Virginia University chapter of the Block and Bridle Club hosts the annual Little Eastern Livestock Show Saturday (Oct. 27).
The show will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the pavilion of WVU s Animal Science Farm.
The event will feature WVU studentsenrolled in animal and nutritional science courses in the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciencescompeting in various livestock show classes such as dairy, beef, sheep and pigs.
Adults and children will enjoy games such as an egg toss, hay bale toss and milking contest, which will take place throughout the day. There will also be anover-the-hillshowmanship class for adults.
The Block and Bridle Club has been the host since the first show 58 years ago,said Allison Echols, president of the WVU chapter and animal and nutritional sciences major from Gap Mills.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 also do a lot of educational and service activities throughout the year,she said.
Activities are free except for lunch, which costs $8.
The WVU Animal Science Farm is located at the intersection of Stewartstown and West Run roads in Morgantown.