Dancing to the Music - Local Bands will Perform
Dancing to the Music - Local Bands will Perform

 The 2018 Ramp Festival will be held on

Sunday May 19th, 2019

at the Mt Rogers Fire Hall in Whitetop, Virginia.

Enjoy a whole day of fun filled activities including;

Arts & Crafts & Food & Drink- All Day

BBQ Chicken Dinner

Old Time Mountain & Bluegrass Music & Dance - 11 am

Ramp Eating Contest

Ramp Eating Contest  - 4pm

You can't miss this! It's the highlight of the Festival

Ramp Festival Location

The Mt. Rogers Fire Hall is located at 511 Firehouse Rd. Whitetop, VA  24292

Click Here for Map

Bring a Lawn Chair and enjoy the view of the mountains


Vendors: Please submit your vending request by letter to: 

Mt. Rogers Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 47

Whitetop, VA  24292-0047

Please include type of vending, space required and contact information where you can be reached.  A member of the organization will contact you about available vending for the festivals. A small fee and an application is required.

What's a Ramp?


A ramp is a wild onion that grows in the mountains around Mt. Rogers and other areas of the Appalachian Mountains. It is known for its strong, pungent flavor and some describe it as "very hot".

At the Ramp Festival, the ramp eating contest is the highlight of the day. The winner gains respect by eating ramps at record speeds. Once you have tried a ramp you will never forget the experience. Come out and try a ramp at the Whitetop Mountain Ramp Festival!