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2018 Ramp Festival


What's a ramp? Known variously as the ramson, the buckram, and wild garlic, the ramp, or  Allium tricoccum , is the North American wild leek. It's found throughout Appalachia, which includes Greene County and neighboring West Virginia. The flavor is similar to that of garlic, but earthier. Many people cultivate their very own ramps and harvest them in the spring.

The Ramp Festival

The centerpiece of any ramp festival is food, and plenty of it. . You can have breakfast witn Diane, sample ramp and dandelion wine, Pat's ramp butter, Dash o Ramps, ramp burgers,  fried potatoes and ramps, Statler's baked goods, Uncle Jim's Donuts, sweet sausage sandwiches, fries, onion rings, macaroni salad, ramp potato soup, soup beans, honey, cornbread with homemade butter, sassafras tea, Margaret's  jams and jellies, Sammy's and Roz's peppers, funnel cakes, and beer battered deep fried ramps salt rising bread, cookies and pies.  You can take home some fresh ramps and try out your own recipes! We also offer our famous Mason-Dixon Dog, whose bun is topped with chili, coleslaw, onions, kraut, and ramps, all for just a buck. Wow!

This year's performers? Do you want to be one of this year's performers? Contact Mr. Rich Lash, 304-798-3596, for more information.

In addition to live musical performances throughout the weekend, and a plethora of local crafters, we'll have numerous exhibitors including a blacksmith, Tom Hritz chain saw carver, ABC Humane Animal Trapping, NorthCentral WV Animal Trapper's Association Angels R Designs, lulaRae, Ramp tees and caps. We're having our first fundraiser: the DAR ois collecting for Wreaths Across America

For a real spiritual lift, Sunday begins with an open air church service bright and early at 9AM, so pack the kids in the car, worship amidst our lovely surroundings, and spend the day.

Admission and parking are always free.

We Honor Our Military

If you're an active duty servicemember, or a U. S. military veteran, you (and your spouse can visit the Park pavilion both Festival days and get a free Mason Dixon Dog and a drink. All you can eat. A whole meal on a bun. It's the least we can do.


Ramp festivals always last two days. Two whole days of fun and food, April 28th and 29th, from 10AM until 5PM each day. Arrive an hour early for the Sunday church service in the great out-of-doors. Come and shake off the winter doldrums and cabin fever with us!


For your listening and viewing pleasure, we present "Give Me Some," a music video by The Loose Change Band recorded in Erie, Pennsylvania. It's a song about spring and the edible goodness that are ramps. Click here.