Attendees enjoyed a meal of ramps while great bluegrass and gospel music was played.
During the Festival certain attendees were recognized. Noah Pell from Knoxville was the youngest in attendance. The oldest attendee was 90-year-old Ina Kagel from Cleveland. The largest family at the Ramp Festival was the McNelly family from Old Fort. The people coming the furthest to attend were Fred and Sandy Smith from San Diego.
Approximately 800 attended this year’s Festival with some $3,800 being raised for the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy).
The Wolf Creek Blue Grass, Steel String Session, Fredona Bluegrass, Reliance, New Day and County Line volunteered their time to play for the Ramp Festival crowd.
If you would like to be a part of the 2014 Polk County Ramp Festival, the next Ramp tramp meeting will be May 30 at Camp McCroy at 6 p.m. Please contact the Polk County Extension Office at 338-4503 for more information.
Many volunteers are needed for digging, preparing and serving the famous Ramp Lunch.
It’s a great way to meet others while enjoying a longtime tradition.