Tentatively we plan to have the Ramp Festival on May 16.

A ramp is a wild onion that grows in the mountains around Mt. Rogers and other areas of the Appalachian Mountains. It is known for its strong, pungent flavor and some describe it as “very hot”.

Man eating ramps in competition

At the Ramp Festival, the ramp eating contest is the highlight of the day. The winner gains respect by eating ramps at record speeds. Once you have tried a ramp you will never forget the experience. Come out and try a ramp at the Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival!

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Come celebrate this unique Appalachian wild onion

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