May Day Festival
Since ancient times, people have celebrated the return of spring. Join us at the Tawney Farm's Gauley River Wild & Woolly Primitive Campground for a cure to cabin fever. Come experience springtime in Appalachia! Take part in workshops such as Wild Mushroom Foraging, Medicinal Herbs Identification and Foraging, Bird Watching, Wool Processing and Felting, and Outdoor Sketching and Painting; compete in farm games including the Hay Hoist, Tire Flip, Feed Bag Race, Egg Toss, Horseshoe and Corn Hole Tournaments; win great prizes, listen to live music, and a enjoy a traditional ramp feast including ramps, pinto beans, ham, cornbread, fried potatoes, cole slaw and dessert.
Richwood’s Feast of the Ramson Festival
The “granddaddy of all Appalachian ramp feeds,” Richwood’s “Feast of the Ramson,” will be held Saturday, April 21. The 2018 version is the 80th anniversary of the very first public ramp feed held in this, the “ramp capital of the world.” In addition to a traditional menu of ham, bacon, potatoes, brown beans, and cornbread, the pleasing aroma of sassafras tea will challenge the somewhat pungent, distinctive odor of the delicious piece de resistance of this meal. Ramps, a wild mountain herb known for “smelling bad,” grows abundantly in the woody areas surrounding Richwood. The odor remains on the breath of the partaker for many hours after indulging. To ramp lovers, this smell is equal to the finest perfume. In addition to the meal which will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherry River Elementary School, a huge Arts and Crafts Show will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 4:00 p.m. in the heart of Richwood at the Richwood Fire Station, City Hall and Richwood Public Library. Special free entertainment will be performed in both locations throughout the day. Tickets for the express service line may be purchased in advance prior to April 20 through the Richwood Area Chamber of Commerce, 38 Edgewood Avenue, Richwood, WV 26261. Include appropriate payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Cost is $13.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. At the door cost is $15.00 and $7.00. For more information, visit www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org, or phone 304-846-6790.
Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner
Menu: Ham, Bacon, Eggs, Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Brown Beans, Biscuits, Cornbread, Desserts and Drinks. Location: Camp Caesar Ramp Dinner: 4868 Webster Rd, Cowen, WV 26206 Cost: Single Dinner $15 or two for $25; Children Ages 6-11 $8; Children 5 and under free with paid adult. For sdditional Information contact us: 304-226-3888 or firstname.lastname@example.org