Bluegrass and Beans to kickoff Polk Ramp Tramp
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JESSIE JACO has a bag of ramps ready to go into the potatoes and fried ramps dish at the Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival. The potatoes and ramps are cooking in center photo. Ramps are shown in wild at right. Photos are from the 2012 festival.
Attendees for the 55th annual Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will be thoroughly entertained.

Musical entertainment will start with the Ramp Tramp “Bluegrass and Beans” kickoff party on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m.

“County Line” and “Fredonia Bluegrass Band” will be on stage as a meal of white beans, fried potatoes and ramps, corn bread and raw ramps are served.

Door prizes will be given away every hour.

On Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m. the festival gets underway with musical entertainment from our opening bluegrass band Whistle Stop Bluegrass.

Playing on the Planet will take the stage at 11 a.m. and New Day and Reliance will finish out the day starting at 12:30 p.m.

Parking and entertainment are free.

The traditional ramp meal will be served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Plenty of homemade cakes and pies will be served to top off the meal of ramps.

To be a part of the annual Digging of the Ramps, volunteers are ask to meet at the Polk County Courthouse at 8 a.m. Wednesday or at the Ducktown Hardee’s at 9 a.m. In case of rain the dig will be moved to Thursday.

The digging of the ramps includes a strenuous hike up in the mountains. You will need an SUV or truck for transportation. Lunch is provided to the ramp diggers.

Local crafters will be showing off their skills during the festival. Crafts scheduled for display and sale are baby items, soaps and lotions, candles, pillows, baskets, wood working, etc. Booth space us still available.

A $100 Walmart gift card and a handmade quilt will be given away at 2 p.m. Tickets will be on sale all day.

For more information, on what ramps are and a full schedule of the Festival contact the Polk County 4-H Office at 338-4503 or visit our web site at

All proceeds benefit the Polk County 4-H camping program.