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  2016 Dinners -- updated April 26, 2016

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, WV
March 19. A Fancy Ramp Dinner. 6:00 p.m. I'm not sure this dinner will benefit a charity this year but it is using locally produced food. For the menu, click here. $35 per person. Tickets sold in advance only. Call 304-473-7741 to order tickets.

Berea, WV
April 16. 2:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. Adults, $15, Children under 10, $5.


Glady, WV
April 16. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Glady Church of the Brethren. The menu will consist of ramps, ham, cornbread, beans, potatoes, rolls, desserts and drinks. For more information call Pastor David Moore at 304-704-4079 or 304-704-2385.

Nestorville, WV
April 16. 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Nestorville Community Building off Rt. 38. $12 adult, $6 under 12. Funds go to Kasson 8th grade school trip.


Philippi, WV
April 16. Noon - 5:00 p.m. Union Community Building in Philippi. The menu will consist of ramps, ham, fried potatoes with or without ramps, white or brown beans, applesauce, cornbread, dessert and drink. There will be a one-time second serving available, if requested. The meal is dine-in or carry-out. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 304-457-2992.

Pickens, WV
April 16. 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 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.

Shortline Ramp Festival, Pine Grove, WV
April 16. Byrd Center and Park. Last year's info. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities include a Ramp Taste Off, flea market, vendors and craft bazaar. 5K run/walk registration at 8:00 a.m. Run starts at 9:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. we will have the welcome by Grand Marshall Roy Justice, singing of the National Anthem and raising of the flag. At 11:15 a.m. there will be a Blessing of the Bikes. At 11:15 a.m. the kids area, food and vendor booths will also open. Voting will begin for the Ramp Taste Off. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a ramp eating contest. At 1:00 p.m. the horseshoe tournament starts. At 2:00 p.m. voting ends for the taste off. There is also a large kids area with games and prizes, face painting, and an inflatable bounce house and inflatable obstacle course. There will be crafters, vendors and a flea market. Starting at 11:15 a.m. we will also have a ramp dinner by the Shortline Food Bank (not the Fire Dept as we originally thought). The menu is ham, mashed potatoes with ramps and gravy, green beans with ramps, cole slaw, roll, dessert (choice of with or without ramps) and a drink for $8. Follow us on facebook for updates!

22st Annual Benefit Dinner, Buckhannon, WV
April 22. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Upshur County Public Library, Tennerton Rd.


Bruceton Mills, WV
April 23. Noon to ???. $10. Bruceton Mills VFW Post 2523 Ramp Dinner. Donations $8.00 Adult, $4.00 Kids. "Unwavering support for uncommon heroes". Menu includes fried potatoes with and without ramps, stewed ramps, beans with ham, cornbread, applesauce, rolls, coleslaw, coffee, tea and cake. Take out available.


Camp Creek Lumberjack Competition and Ramp Feast, Camp Creek, WV
April 23. 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp Creek State Park, 2390 Co Highway 19/5 (two miles off I-77 at exit 20). It's springtime! Time to get outside.
8:30 a.m. Bibbee Nature Club Lead Flower & Bird Walk (2 hours). Lead by members of hte Bibbee Nature Club. Open to the public at no charge.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ramp Feast Sponsored by Camp Creek Foundation. Fee based.
Noon - 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a Jack and Jill lumberjack competitions at no charge.
For info call 304-425-9481.

Stink Fest, Huntington, WV
April 23. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Wild Ramp is pleased to announce that the Stink Fest, will take place at its Old Central City location (555 14th Street). 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.

Feast on this iconic spring plant that is our market’s namesake. Free and open to the public! Food vendors featuring ramp dish specialties, music, best ramp dish cook off and activities for the kids. Meet “Stinky” our Wild Ramp mascot too! Stay tuned for more details in the next couple of weeks. Don’t miss out on your chance to celebrate the stink!

Annual Feast of the Ramson, Richwood, WV
April 23. Richwood High School. Richwood's "Feast of the Ramson" has been described as "the granddaddy of ALL Appalachian Ramp Feeds." Dinner is from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Menu includes ramps, ham, bacon, pototoes, brown beans, cornbread, desserts, coffee, cold drinks and sassafras tea. Please check the Chamber's web site for advanced tickets. Click on Brochure. Orders must be received by April 21st. $13.00 Adults, $6.00 children under 12. (Will be $15.00 and $7.00 for children at door).There will be live music, entertainment, an Art and Craft Show in the Red Gym and the High School Gym 10:30 A.M.to 4:00 P.M. For info 304-846-6790 or .

Glenville, WV
April 24. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. Sponsored by the Gilmer County Farm Show. Tickets are also available at the Glenville Branch of Calhoun Banks.

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Marmet, WV, WV
April 24. Noon or until the food runs out. George Buckley Community Center, 8505 MacCorkle Avenue. Sponsored by Iron Shields Motorcycle Club and The Marmet Bucket Brigade. Adults $15.00, Children 12 and under $7.00. Menu Includes: Potatoes (with and without Ramps), Eggs (with and without Ramps), Pinto and Navy Beans, Cornbread, Chow-chow, Ham, Ramps - stewed, raw, fried and any other way we can think of to fix them, desert and a drink! For More Information Call: 304-543-6382 or 304-941-6095.

Annual Ramps & Rail Festival, Elkins, WV
April 30. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 315 Railroad Avenue in the Town Square next to the Elkins Depot. Come out to the Annual Ramps & Rail Festival! We will have a fun-filled day of live music, vendor booths, kids’ games, and TONS of ramp-filled foods! Vote for your favorite ramp recipe! Also, this year is Ramps and Rail Trail, a supported bike ride on the Allegheny Highlands Trail and country roads of beautiful Randolph County. For more information call the Elkins Depot Welcome Center at 304-635-7803 or .

Helvetia Ramp Dinner, Helvetia, WV
April 30. Enjoy ramps, ham, fried potatoes, soup beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and cornbread with desserts and beverages. Starts at 2 p.m. A square dance with music by the Helvetia Star Band follows.

Faith Gospel Church, Parkersburg, WV
April 30. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 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: $12.00 per person, $6.00 for children 11 years old & under. All you can eat! Menu includes: Ham, Fried Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Fried Potatoes with Ramps, Ramp Salad, Soup Beans, Corn Bread, & Dessert. For more info call (304) 481-3867 or visit our website.

Quick Area Community Center Ramp Dinner, Quick, WV
April 30. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or until the food runs out. Adults - $12.00, Children (12 & under) $6.00. Menu includes: ramps, ham, beans, cooked cabbage, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, cornbread, dessert, & drink. To-Go orders available. Day of event call: 304-965-9008. Questions prior to event, call: 304-965-2570 or 304-437-1768. Address is 23 Lucy Lane, Clendenin, WV – but we are still in heart of Quick – building is about 6 miles past Pinch/Quick intersection.

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Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner, Upperglade, WV
April 30. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.


Bomont, WV
May 1. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The 52nd Annual Ramp Dinner at H.E. White Elementary, 501 Bomont Road. Cost is $10 per adult, $10 for take out. Menu: Ramps, ham, fried potatoes, green beans, corn, pinto beans, white beans, corn bread, rolls, and dessert.


Frametown, WV
May 1. 11 a.m. til the food is gone. Frametown Volunteer Fire Department. $12. Ramps, bacon, eggs, fried taters, beans, cornbread, 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.

Mount Grove, WV
May 1. 11:00 a.m. til 3:00 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 salad, fried potatoes, tavern ham, beans, cornbread, drinks, dessert. 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.

27th Annual Ramp Dinner, Springfield, WV
May 1. Starts at noon. The Springfield Valley VFD, will have a ramp dinner at the Springfield Fire Hall on Springfield Grade Road. Noon until the food is gone. 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. Cost is $10 for all you can eat. For info call the Springfield Fire Dept., 304-822-3007.

Erbacon, WV
May 7. That's all I know!

Mount Clare, WV
May 7. Noon until 7:00 p.m. or the food runs out. Will be held at the Mount Clare Volunteer Fire Department and will benefit the South Harrison High School Wrestling Team. $15 for all you can eat, $5 for children under 10. Eat in or take out will be available. Menu includes but not limited to ramps, ham, beans, cornbread, salad, eggs, potatoes and dessert.

Bayard, WV
May 8. 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Bayard Volunteer Fire Department Annual Ramp Dinner. All you can eat! $8 Adults, $6 kids 7 to 12, under 6 free. Raw ramps, ham, beans, corn bread, ramp salad, stewed ramps, fried potatoes with and without ramps, desserts and drink.

Mathias, WV
May 21. 4:00 - 7:00 p.m Jenkins Chapel Annual Ramp Dinner, 1651 Jenkins Hollow Road. From 259 South, take Howards Lick Road to Jenkins Hollow. For more information, contact the Hardy County CVB at 304-897-8700.

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