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  2019 Dinners -- updated April 30, 2019

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.

The Gilmer County Farm Show committee won't be sponsoring a dinner in Glenville this year.

81st Annual Feast of the Ramson, Richwood, WV
April 13. Cherry River Elementary Cafeteria. Richwood's "Feast of the Ramson" has been described as "the granddaddy of ALL Appalachian Ramp Feeds." Dinner is from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Menu includes ramps, ham, bacon, pototoes, brown beans, cornbread, desserts, coffee, cold drinks and sassafras tea. Additional parking at the nearby Laurel Creek Hardwood. Shuttles will run every hour to the school. Just follow the signs. Please check the Chamber's web site (link above) for advanced tickets. There will be live music & entertainment. Arts & Crafts Show will be at the City Hall, the Richwood Fire Station, and the Richwood Public Library. For info 304-846-6790 or .

"The flood may have destroyed parts of our community, but we have risen above the destruction and are rebuilding Richwood to be better than ever! A special thanks to all the volunteers ~ local, statewide, and across the country. We are Richwood Strong!"

5th Annual Shortline Ramp Festival, Pine Grove, WV
April 20. Byrd Center and Park. Join us for the 4th Annual Shortline Ramp Festival - a day filled with fun for the family, bluegrass music, crafts and, of course, RAMPS!

Berea, WV
April 20. 2:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. Adults, $15, Children under 10, $5. A family style ramp dinner at the South Fork Grange, 15 miles south of Pennsboro. This is a very popular dinner, so come early and come hungry. The menu includes ramps, ham, potatoes, soup beans, corn bread, applesauce, horseradish pickles, cake and coffee or iced tea. For more information call (304) 659-2073.

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Pickens, WV
April 20. 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. American Legion Hall. Menu will include ramps, ham, fried potatoes, brown beans, coleslaw with homemade dressing, applesauce, cornbread, dessert and drinks. The supper is sponsored by the Pickens American Legion Post 122. For more information, call 304-924-5813.

25th Annual Benefit Dinner, Buckhannon, WV
April 26. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Upshur County Public Library, 1150 Rt. 20 South Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201. Come to the Upshur County Public Library to enjoy the Upshur County Public Library's Silver Anniversary Ramp Dinner, an Appalachian Extravaganza, brought to you by the Upshur County Public Library in partnership with Fish Hawk Acres. Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres is returning to partner with the Library for the Ramp Dinner for the first time in a few years and we are very excited to have him back! The Library is located at 1150 Rt. 20 South Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201.

In order to prepare for the dinner, the library will be closing at 2:00 p.m. that day and will reopen for normal business on Saturday, the 27th of April, at 10:00 a.m.

The menu will consist of carved roasted pork loin cutlet with ramp chimichurri and demi (i.e. no ramps), oven roasted vegetables and bacon mac and cheese (with and without ramps). Finally, there will be fresh artisan greens tossed with charred ramp and champagne vinaigrette and house vinaigrette, along with buttermilk bacon and ramp biscuits, and dinner rolls with butter and ramp herb compound butter. Choices for dessert include rustic apple pie with freshly whipped cream and a strawberry & rhubarb crisp. Coffee, iced tea, and water will be provided. This is a unique opportunity to sample gourmet ramp dishes in the library.

Tickets are $25 a person and $12.50 for children under 12. All proceeds benefit the Upshur County Public Library. In addition, the Friends of the Upshur County Public Library will be holding a silent auction and basket raffle during the Dinner. Advance reservations and payment are accepted through April 19th and are required this year. Reservations are accepted in person at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Library at (304) 473-4219, extensions 10 or 14, during regular library hours. Library hours are 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

This culinary experience is available only once a year and has been held annually since 1995. We have continued to have many exciting changes over the past year at Upshur County Public Library, and would like to share them with our community. Please come out and support your library.

Bruceton Mills, WV
April 27. Noon to ???? Bruceton - Brandonville VFW Post 2523 on Rt. 26. Sponsored by the VFW and it's Auxiliary. MEAL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Donations $10.00 Adult, $5.00 Kids. "Unwavering support for uncommon heroes". Menu includes fried potatoes with and without ramps, stewed ramps, beans with ham, raw ramps, cornbread, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, lemonade, iced tea and cake. Take out available.

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Camp Creek Lumberjack Competition and Ramp Feast, Camp Creek, WV
April 27. 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp Creek State Park, 2390 Co Highway 19/5 (two miles off I-77 at exit 20). Experience a spring West Virginia culinary tradition with a Ramp Feast and watch the area's only lumberjack competition. There will be a flower and bird walk at 8 a.m., with the feast from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The dinner includes ramp casserole, brown beans, cornbread, slaw and drink for $12. The lumberjack competition, featuring the country's best, is free to watch and will run from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. For more information call (304) 425-9481.

Core, WV
April 27. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mason-Dixon Historical Park, 29 Buckeye Rd., Core WV.

Join us for the Mason Dixon Historical Park's annual Ramp Dinner! We'll be serving up the finest ramp dinner the Appalachian Mountains have to offer. Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Ramp Dinner At the Red Barn at The Mason-Dixon Historical Park with Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Soup beans, Ham, Salad, Chicken 'n Noodles, Sausage gravy, Biscuits, Applesauce, Corn Bread, Deviled Eggs, Pickled Eggs, Cakes. Dinner's Cost - $10 Adult meal, $5 Age 12 & under, Free Age 5 & under with adult. Enjoy the beauty of springtime and follow in the footsteps of history during the Wildflower Walk. Suitable for all ages! The free walk will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot next to the red barn, the park's main building. Please, no picking the wildflowers or any of the plants. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. In case of inclement weather, the wildflower walk will be canceled.

Elkins, WV
April 27. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 29 of Elkins will sponsor a ramp dinner at the Post Home in Elkins. The menu will include ham, ramps, fried potatoes, beans, cornbread, dessert and drinks.

11th Annual Ramps & Rail Festival, Elkins, WV
April 27. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 315 Railroad Avenue in the Town Square next to the Elkins Depot. Learn about this unique indigenous Appalachian leek while enjoying local arts, crafts and live music. Local food vendors show off scrumptious ramp dishes! While enjoying the festival, enjoy one of the three (1-hr) train trips! This is a local favorite! To order online please visit Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad or call 304-636-9477.

Helvetia Ramp Dinner, Helvetia, WV
April 27. 2:00 p.m. until the food runs out. Adults $15.00, $7.00 ages 5 - 12, 4 and under are free. Enjoy ramps, ham, fried potatoes, soup beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and cornbread with desserts and beverages. Square dance 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Admission $5.00. Music performed by Helvetia Star Band.

Stink Fest, Huntington, WV
April 27. 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce that the market's annual StinkFest, will take place at its Old Central City location (555 14th Street). StinkFest is the celebration of our namesake Allium tricoccum, commonly known as a ramp or wild leek. While ramps are known for their pungent flavor and strong lingering smell when eaten, they were also a critical part of early mountain settlers’ diets. Like many Appalachian traditions, eating ramps was a necessity developed out of the need to gain essential vitamins after a long winter of eating preserved foods. Today we celebrate this slice of Appalachian heritage with a ramp-infused food festival, artisan fair, and live acts from local musicians.

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.


Faith Gospel Church, Parkersburg, WV
April 27. 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Directions: Go to South Parkersburg, and take Gihon Road to 1228 Lost Pavement Road. Faith Gospel Church is 1 1/2 miles out Lost Pavement Road, on the right. Price: Adults $15.00, $5.00 for children 12 years old & under. All you can eat! Menu includes: Ham, Fried Ramps, Fried Potatoes with Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Ramp Salad, Soup Beans, Corn Bread, Dessert and Drinks. For more info call Dave Gant 304-917-9362 or visit our website.

Quick Area Community Center Ramp Dinner, Quick, WV
April 27. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Adults - $12.00, Children (12 & under) $6.00. Menu includes: ramps, ham, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, cooked cabbage, beans, corn bread, dessert and a drink. To-Go Orders will be available. Questions prior to event, call: 304-965-2570 or 304-437-1768. Day of event call: 304-965-9008. Address is 23 Lucy Lane, Clendenin, WV but we are still in heart of Quick, about 6 miles past Pinch/Quick intersection.

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Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner, Upperglade, WV
April 27. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $15.00 per person, 2 for $25.00, Children 6-11 $8.00, Children under 5 free with paid adult. 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.

Hepzibah, WV
May 3 and 4. 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The House of Faith, Rt. 19 North of Hepzibah. For more information call 304-622-2538. Meal includes fried potatoes, corn bread, pinto or great northern beans, ham, salad, egg muffin, fried ramps, raw ramps, deviled eggs, pickled eggs, dessert and a drink. $10.00. If your signficant other doesn't like ramps, we serve them without ramps also.

Brushy Fork, WV
May 4. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Brushy Fork Community Building, $12.00 Adults $6.00 Children 6 - 12. Fried potatoes with or without ramps, stewed ramps, table ramps, brown or white beans, ham, cornbread, desserts and drinks For info call 304-842-7885 or 304-739 - 2559. Directions from Bridgeport: Past Hinkle and Deegan Lakes to the end of the road, turn left, go straight 7.5 miles. Directions from Philippi: Rt. 57 to Stewart's Run, go straight 6 miles.

Erbacon, WV
May 4. 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Erbacon Community Building, Main Street. Ramps and all the fixin's. All you can eat. Adults $12, ages 7-12 $8 and ages 6 and under free with paying adult. For info call 304 226-3220 or 304 226-5711.

Leivasy Peoples Place Dinner, Leivasy, WV
May 4. 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Leivasy Peoples Place Community Building. Menu includes ramps, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, brown beans, corn pone, corn bread, pickled eggs, bacon, drinks and homemade desserts. $12 for adults and all takeouts. $6 for children under 12 years old and 3 and under eat free.

50th Annual Ramp Dinner,Bomont, WV
May 5. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. H.E. White Elementary, 501 Bomont Road. Cost is $10. Menu is the same as it always has been: Ramps, ham, fried potatoes with or without ramps, green beans, corn, white or brown beans, corn bread or roll, dessert and soft drink, water or sweetened or unsweetened sassafrass tea. For any questions contact Melonie 304-951-2487 or Jessica 304-993-8863.

Mount Grove, WV
May 5. 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. Menu: ramps, raw, cooked and in a salad, fried potatoes with and without ramps, tavern ham, beans, cornbread, drinks and dessert. Info: call 304-698-6444 or

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.

Richwood, WV
May 5. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Richwood Moose Lodge 770. Ramps and the fixin's! Adult $15, ages 10 & under $10. Carryout available for $16.

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