Dance of the Ramps celebrates the Appalachian tradition of this unique early spring wild onion. Mountain folks have traditionally looked forward to the return of the ramp after a winter of eating mostly dried foods, often believing the ramp to possess the revitalizing power of a spring tonic.


This graphite drawing was created especially for the Feast of the Ramson in Richwood, WV, and graced the literature publicizing the event in 2016. Richwood was the first town in history to hold a ramp festival, dating back to 1938. The festival is nationally renowned and highly attended every April.

Dance of the Ramps