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  2022 Dinners -- updated April 26, 2022

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.

Buckhannon Eagles 4357, Buckhannon, WV
April 2. 1:00 p.m. to ????. The annual ramp dinner at the Buckhannon Eagles Club will be held at the club on West Virginia Route 20 North. $15.00 a plate. Menu: Ham, Fried Potatoes, Pinto Beans and Ramps. Come on out and enjoy.

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27th Annual Upshur County Public Library Benefit Dinner, Buckhannon, WV
April 22. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Event Center at Brushy Fork, located at 929 Brushy Fork Rd., Buckhannon WV, 26201.
Come to the Upshur County Public Library's 27th Annual Ramp Dinner, an Appalachian Extravaganza, from 5-8 p.m. on April 22, 2022, brought to you by the Upshur County Public Library in partnership with Fish Hawk Acres. Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres will be preparing the meal. This year, we want to bring back the dine-in option, as well as have plenty of space for curbside pickup. To help facilitate these goals with COVID, we will be holding the dinner at the Event Center at Brushy Fork, located at 929 Brushy Fork Rd., Buckhannon WV, 26201, instead of at the library.

This is a unique opportunity to sample the following gourmet ramp dishes. If you would like the non-ramp version of the meal, please specify when reserving your ticket.

The menu includes Fish Hawk Acres Signature Baked Ham (no ramps) Stir fried vegetables (with and without ramps), Gourmet mac & cheese (with and without ramps), Potato & ramp soup (and soup without ramps), Quiche (with ramps only), Garden salad with fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots, served with dill buttermilk dressing (with and without ramps in dressing), Dinner rolls with ramp butter. Dessert includes both rustic apple pie with real whipped cream and mini ginger molasses cookies.

Tickets are $25 a person and $12.50 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Upshur County Public Library. Advance reservations are required and will be accepted through April 17. Prepayment is preferred, or payment via exact change or check at time of pickup. Reservations and payment are accepted through EventBrite, in person at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at (304)473-4219, extensions 10 or 14, during regular library hours. When purchasing tickets, you will be asked whether you want to dine-in or have curbside service so we can plan appropriately. Library hours are 9:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

This culinary experience is available only once a year and has been a tradition in Upshur County since 1994. Since 1979, the mission of the Upshur County Public Library has been to provide our community with lifelong learning opportunities by providing access to materials, services, technologies and programs for patrons of all ages. These programs and services are only possible through active and sustained community support.

Belington, WV
April 24. 1:00 p.m. VFW Park. Sponsored by VFW Post 410 and Auxiliary. Donations will be used to help veterans. The menu will consist of ramp burgers, potatoes, beans and more. Dine in or take out.

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Helvetia Ramp Dinner, Helvetia, WV
April 30. 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. Adults $17.00, Children $8.00. Menu: ham, cornbread, ramps (prepared with bacon), beans, fried potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert, coffee, lemonade. Take out only. Guests are welcome to use spaced seating (unattended) in the Community Hall. This event is hosted by the Helvetia Farm Women & Helvetia Community Hall Association.

Stinkfest, Huntington, WV
April 30. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 555 14th Street W., Huntington, WV. Sponsored by Moses Automotive, Sarah Walling. One of The Wild Ramp's signature annual events, Stinkfest is a celebration of the market's namesake, Allium tricoccum, commonly known as a ramp or wild leek. This day-long festival will feature ramp dishes from The Wild Ramp Harvest Kitchen as well as other local food businesses. There will also be artisan and produce vendors, music and kid's activities. Admission is free.

The Wild Ramp is a year-round community-supported market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural products.

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Frametown, WV
May 1. 11:00 a.m. - the food runs out. Frametown Volunteer Fire Department. Adults $15, Kids 5 to 12 $8, 4 and under free. Menu includes Ramps, Bacon, Fried Potatoes, Eggs, Brown or White Beans, Cornbread, Desert and a Drink. 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.

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Mount Grove, WV
May 1. 11:00 a.m. til ???. The Best Stinkin' Dinner You Will Ever Eat will be served by Mount Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Mount Grove Vol. Fire Dept. Dinner Hall, 1671 Slaubaugh Rd. Eglon, WV. Adults $12, Children 6-11 $7, Children under 6 free. Menu: ramps - raw, cooked and in a unique salad, fried potatoes with or without ramps, tavern ham, beans, cornbread, drinks, dessert. Dine in or to go. Info: call Dennis at 304-735-6444.

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Mount 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.

3rd Annual Ramp Dinner, Jane Lew, WV
May 14. Noon - ????, Rock Springs Tavern, 1342 US Highway 19, Jane Lew, WV 26378. $10 per plate. Menu includes ramps, ham, beans, cornbread, bacon, taters, salad, dessert and coffee, water or soda. Cold beer available for purchase separately. Take out available. All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Call 304-269-2958 for more information.

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83rd Annual Feast of the Ramson, Richwood, WV
May 14. 10:00am - 3:00pm (or until the food runs out!). 20 Avenue B, Richwood, Richwood Community Center (formerly Armory at the City Park).
Welcome to the Ramp Capital of the World. Join us for the culinary event of the 83rd annual Feast of the Ramson. Dinner consists of ramps, potatoes, brown beans, cornbread, ham and bacon, desserts, Sassafras tea (also available for sale) and cold drinks. In addition, there will be local Appalachian music being played. Tickets for the dinner are $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. Questions? Contact the Chamber at (304)846-6790 or email rwdchamber@frontier.com .

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