29th Annual Ramp Dinner

About the Event

The Upshur County Public Library transforms into a high class dining experience once again! The 29th annual Gourmet Ramp Extravaganza kicks off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12th. It is brought to you by Chef Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres, and the evening’s entertainment is provided by Key to Adam, a local guitar and violin duo. We are planning for a large crowd and have added an additional serving line this year. Take out is also an option, though we would love for you to experience the ambiance of the library while you are eating.

This culinary experience is available only once a year and has been a tradition in Upshur County since 1994. Since 1979, the mission of the Upshur County Public Library has been to provide our community with lifelong learning opportunities by providing access to materials, services, technologies and programs for patrons of all ages. These programs and services are only possible through active and sustained community support.

This is a unique opportunity to sample the following gourmet ramp dishes. If you would like the non-ramp version of the meal, please specify when reserving your ticket.

The Menu

  • Deviled Eggs with Pickled Ramps
  • Fish Hawk Acres Signature Baked Ham (no ramps)
  • Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas (with ramps)
  • Roasted Spring Potatoes (with & without ramps)
  • Spinach Salad with Bacon Ramp Vinaigrette
  • Potato & Ramp Chowder
  • Ramp & Vegetable Strata (Italian Quiche w/ Spinach, Mushrooms, Peppers, Tomatoes & Ramps)
  • Ramp Focaccia
  • Strawberry Shortcake


Tickets are $28 a person and $14 for children ages 6-12 (children under 5 eat free). All proceeds benefit the Upshur County Public Library. Advance ticket purchases are required and will be accepted through 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8.

Tickets may be paid for in the following manners. Please contact the library if you have any questions.

  • In person via cash, check or credit/debit card at the Upshur County Public Library

Event Sponsorship

If you wish to honor a loved one as an Individual Sponsor, or you own a business and are interested in Corporate Sponsorship opportunities for this event, there are opportunities available. Added perks for sponsorship include free tickets to the Ramp Dinner and marketing opportunities throughout the year, even beyond the day of the dinner, depending on your level of sponsorship.