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  2014 Dinners -- updated May 8, 2014

Due to bad weather or a lack of ramps, some dinners have been canceled or had date changes in the past. So please contact them if you are traveling a long distance.

Sadly, I received word that the Washington Bottom Dinner will not be held this year.
Also, I have learned that Faith Gospel Church in Parkersburg will not be having a dinner this year.

Buckhannon, WV
March 29. A Fancy Ramp Dinner: Celebrating Spring Tonics in Appalachia. 6:00 p.m. A Benefit for the New Appalachian Farm & Research Center is sponsored by Fish Hawk Acres. They are a 501 (c) 3 non profit whose mission is to support the agricultural community's efforts of building a local food system for West Virginia. $35 per person. For the menu, click here. Tickets sold in advance only. Call 304-704-2535 or email to order tickets.

Buckhannon Eagles 4357, Buckhannon, WV
April 5. Noon until the food runs out. The annual ramp dinner at the Buckhannon Eagles Club will be held at the club on West Virginia Route 20 North. There is a charge of $12 for all you can eat. The menu will consist of ramps, raw, cooked, and deep fried, white or brown beans, ham, cornbread, fried potatoes with and without ramps, applesauce, and pickled eggs. More information is available by calling 304-472-4858 after 3 p.m.

Orgas, WV
April 12. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Orgas Community Center. Menu includes ramps, scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits, fried potatoes, pinto beans, cornbread, and various desserts. Sponsored by Sylvester Full Gospel Lighthouse. For info call 304-854-1637.

Parkersburg, WV
April 12. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Broadway Church of Nazarene Activity Hall, 901 Broadway Ave., south Parkersburg. The dinner is a fundraiser for mission work. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Philippi, WV
April 12. Noon to 5 p.m. Union Community Building in Philippi. The menu will consist of ramps, ham, fried potatoes with or without ramps, brown or white beans, cornbread, applesauce, dessert and drink. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12.

Berea, WV
April 19. 2 p.m. to ??. A family style ramp dinner at the South Fork Grange, 15 miles south of Pennsboro. The cost is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children under 12 yrs. The menu includes ramps, corn bread, soup beans, fried taters, desserts, ramp salad, and beverages.

Pickens, WV
April 19. Pickens Ramp Supper. Last year's info: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. American Legion Hall. Ramps, ham, cornbread, beans, fried potatoes, applesauce, cole slaw, and dessert. Sponsored by Pickens Post 122 American Legion. $12 for adults, $5 for children under 12. 304-924-5813.

Bruceton Mills, WV
April 26. Noon to 6 p.m. $10. Bruceton Mills VFW Post 2523 Ramp Dinner. Donations $7.00 Adult, $4.00 Kids. "Unwavering support for uncommon heroes". Menu includes fried potatoes with and without ramps, stewed ramps, beans with ham, cornbread, rolls, coleslaw, applesauce, cake, coffee and tea. Take out available.

Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner, Camp Caesar, WV
April 26. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Price to be determined. Take outs available at door. Our menu includes: Fried Potatoes, Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Brown Beans, Ramps, Cornbread, dessert and drinks. Location: Camp Caesar Dining Hall. Route 20 North of Cowen in Upperglade, WV. Phone: 304-226-3888.

Fourth Annual Ramp Dinner, Colliers, WV
April 26. 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fourth year for this dinner in northern panhandle! Olde St John's Episcopal Church at the intersection of St John's Rd and Eldersville Rd. (Rt. 27). We will have Ramps with Bacon and Potatoes, Beans and Corn Bread. Additions to that will be Ham, Hot Dogs, Ramp Dogs, and Ramp and Sausage Sandwichs with sweet onion and mustard grain marmalade. We will have drinks and desserts as well and hopefully a few raffle baskets. We are a very small, beautiful church, over 200 hundred years old. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year so please come see what the stink is all about!! This might be the only ramp dinner in this area. For info call (304) 527-4746.

6th Annual Ramp & Rails Festival, Elkins, WV
April 26. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 315 Railroad Avenue in the Town Square next to the Elkins Depot. There will be various food and craft vendors, and live music throughout the day. Attendees to the festival can vote on their favorite ramp dish. The Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad will be running two one-hour train rides at 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Tickets are $10 and reservations are highly recommended. You can make reservations by calling their office at 1-877-686-7245. Family and kid-friendly activities will also be held behind the town square. The festival is free to the public. For more information call the Elkins Depot Welcome Center at 304-635-7803 or .

Helvetia Ramp Dinner, Helvetia, WV
April 26. 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or when the food is gone. Enjoy ramps, ham, fried potatoes, soup beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and cornbread with desserts and beverages. A square dance with music by the Helvetia Star Band follows at 9:00.

76th Annual Feast of the Ramson, Richwood, WV
April 26. 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Richwood High School. West Virginia's oldest Ramp Feed. 76 years! Last year's info. There will be live music, entertainment, an Art and Craft Show (in the Red Gym and the High School Gym 9:30 A.M.to 4:00 P.M.), ramp dinner, and Our Second Annual Ramp Recipe Contest! Please check the Chamber's web site for advanced tickets. Order by April 10th. $13.00 Adults, $6.00 children under 12. (Will be 15.00 and $7,00 for children at door). For info 304-846-6790 or .

Aurora, WV, Aurora Volunteer Fire Department Ramp Dinner
April 27. Noon to 4 p.m. Menu: Ham, beans, fried potatoes with or without ramps, raw ramps, ramp salad, stewed ramps, corn bread with or without ramps, dessert, refreshments. Adults $10. Children 12 and under $5.

Vae's Diner, Gassaway, WV
April 27. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 517 Elk Street.


Buckhannon, WV
May 2. Upshur County Public Library, Tennerton Rd. Gourmet Ramp Dinner brought to you by the fabulous chefs at the 88 Restaurant & Lounge.

Upshur Library 2014

Williamsburg, WV
May 3. 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 57th Annual Dinner. Williamsburg School Community Center. $10 for Adults, $5 for Children under 12. Join the Greenbrier Valley community for this annual spring event. Call 304-645-6867 for info.

Bayard, WV
May 4. Last year's info. 11 a.m. til ??. Bayard Volunteer Fire Department. Menu- Ham, Cornbread and Beans, Potatoes with or without ramps, Cooked ramps, Raw ramps, Ramp salad, Drinks and Dessert. Adults $10.00, Children 5 to 12 $5.00, Under 5 eat free.

Bomont, WV
Probable date May 4. 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The 45th annual event at H.E. White Elementary, 501 Bomont Road. Cost is $10 per adult, 12 and Under $5. They are also selling Ramp Dinner Shirts, $13 for each shirt, Sizes 2X and up are $15. All proceeds go to benefit H.E. White Elementary School!!

Fifth Annual Ramp Dinner, Buffalo, WV
May 4. 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department. 3522 Buffalo Road.

Buffalo 2014

Frametown, WV
May 4. 11 a.m. til the food is gone. Frametown Volunteer Fire Department. $12. Ramps, brown & white beans, cornbread, scrambled eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, dessert, and drinks. Exit 51 off I-79 2 miles toward Sutton to Rosedale Road and the fire department is about 300 yards on the left. Just follow the signs. Contact: (304) 364-8460 fire dept., (304) 364-5519 Tara, or (304) 286-2624 Holly for more information.

Mount Grove, WV
May 4. 11 a.m. til 3 p.m. The Best Stinkin' Dinner You Will Ever Eat will be served by Mount Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Mt Grove Vol. Fire Dept. Dinner Hall, 1671 Slaubaugh Rd. Eglon, WV. Adults $10, Children 6-11 $5, Children under 6 free. Menu: Ramps - raw, cooked and in a unique salad, fried potatoes (Mt. Grove style - from freshly sliced potatoes with some of them gold and crispy!) with or without ramps, Tavern Ham, beans, cornbread, dessert, and drink. Info: call Jeff at 304-735-6801 or .

Mt Grove is on Rt 219 between Oakland, Maryland and Thomas, WV. As you look at a map, find where Maryland's southwestern tip fits into WV. That's about where we are. Watch for the signs. From Redhouse MD, take Rt. 219 south for approximately 8 miles to Mount Grove. From Thomas WV, take Rt. 219 north for approximately 4 miles to Mount Grove.

26th Annual Ramp Dinner, Springfield, WV
May 4. Noon until the food is gone. The Springfield Valley VFD will have a ramp dinner at the Springfield Fire Hall on Springfield Grade Road. Menu: Meatloaf, Ham, Fried Potatoes with and without eggs, Brown Beans, White Beans, Corn Muffins, Salad, Raw and Sauted Ramps, and yes we even have cake. Everything served with and without ramps. Adult $12, children under 10 $6. For info call the Springfield Fire Dept., 304-822-3007.

Weston, WV
May 4. 11 a.m. til ??? Benefit ramp dinner for Denny Lewis (cancer patient), Lewis County EMS Building, 155 West Second St. Adults $10, 12 and under $5. Takeout available. Beans, ramps, cornbread, potatos, bacon, salads, desserts, etc. Donations needed for utensils and to-go boxes. Donations are also being accepted by cash or checks. If you wish to make a donation, purchase a dinner ticket, or need more info. call Brenda Goldsmith 304-406-8894 or 304-269-9824 or Linda Lewis 304-460-2808 or 304-516-2889.

Mathias, WV
May 17. 4-7 p.m Jenkins Chapel Annual Ramp Dinner. From 259 South, take Howards Lick Road to Jenkins Hollow. For more information, contact the Hardy County CVB at 304-897-8700.

Elkview, WV
May 24. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or until the food is gone. VFW Post 8516 is having their annual Ramp Dinner with all the fixin's at 232 North Pinch Road, Elkview WV. $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for ages 12 and under. Come on out and support your Veterans. Hope to see you there! Contact Commander James Durst, 304-968-3101, or Ladies Auxiliary President Eloise Gandee, 304-577-6292. For last minute updates on the food supply, call Sherry Durst, 304-550-9723.

Reynoldsville, WV
June 1. 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or they run out of ramps. Sponsored by the Reynoldsville Fire Dept. Price: Adults $11.00, Children $6.00, under 7 yrs. free. Menu: Ramps, Bacon, Soup Beans, Fried Potatoes, Cornbread, Salad, Dessert, Drink.

Directions: Traveling from Clarksburg, continue west on Rt. 50 to Wilsonburg exit, continue down road, bear right, then at stop sign turn left. Continue on until you see a Reynoldsville sign. Continue on about another three miles. VFD sets on the left.

Traveling east from Parkersburg, get off at the Wolf Summit Exit, bear right, continue another three miles, VFD sets on your right. For information call Karen (304) 623-9309 or Dept. (304) 476-4902.

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