Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival to Celebrate 60 Years with Ramps, Crafts and Bluegrass

Posted 4/12/18

Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival to Celebrate 60 Years with Ramps, Crafts and Bluegrass

 

By: Greg Paxton, Ext Agent

 

April 12, 2018

 

            The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 60 years of Ramps, Crafts, Bluegrass during the 2018 festival held April 27 & 28, 2018.  In 1958 a group of 4-H volunteers, 4-H members, and young farmers and homemakers from Polk and Bradley Counties “Tramped” up Big Frog Mountain to harvest and feast on one of nature’s first mountain herbs. Although the trip up Big Frog is not a part of today’s Ramp Tramp Festival, the tradition continues in festival form with food, fun and fellowship at the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy) in Reliance TN! 

            The 2018 festival committee is preparing for another great Ramp Tramp Festival with activities and events.  Special Guest this Year is Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady!  Chris and Abby will be at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce Tent form 10 - 2 on Saturday signing autographs and saying hello and entertaining.  

            The Ramp Tramp Festival will kick off Friday night, April 27, with the festival’s “Bluegrass and Beans.” 

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Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival to Celebrate 60 Years with Ramps, Crafts and Bluegrass

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By: Greg Paxton,

Extension Agent
 


            The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival will celebrate 60 years of Ramps, Crafts, Bluegrass during the 2018 festival held April 27 & 28, 2018.  In 1958 a group of 4-H volunteers, 4-H members, and young farmers and homemakers from Polk and Bradley Counties “Tramped” up Big Frog Mountain to harvest and feast on one of nature’s first mountain herbs. Although the trip up Big Frog is not a part of today’s Ramp Tramp Festival, the tradition continues in festival form with food, fun and fellowship at the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy) in Reliance TN! 
            The 2018 festival committee is preparing for another great Ramp Tramp Festival with activities and events.  Special Guest this Year is Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady!  Chris and Abby will be at the Polk County Chamber of Commerce Tent form 10 - 2 on Saturday signing autographs and saying hello and entertaining.  
            The Ramp Tramp Festival will kick off Friday night, April 27, with the festival’s “Bluegrass and Beans.” 

Double Cross and Connection 27 will perform Bluegrass and Gospel music as the festival celebrates its 60th Ramp Festival Birthday Party.

Enjoy the music while you feast on white beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, and raw ramps with 60th birthday cake served. 

The music continues on Saturday with the main event kicking off at 10 a.m.

Bluegrass music by The Misfits begins at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., John Brown and Company takes the stage. At 1 p.m. it is No Place to Hide providing the bluegrass tunes.

Door prizes will be given away throughout the day!  
Craft vendors will be displaying and selling their handmade crafts.

With the tradition meal of ramps in eggs, streaked meat, white beans, cornbread and potatoes being severed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, the traditional awards of oldest, youngest, largest, family and the one traveling the farthest will be presented.
Festival is held at Camp McCroy in the Greasy Creek Community of Polk County. Proceeds go to the operation and maintenance of the Polk County 4-H Camp (Camp McCroy).  

www.ramptrampfestival.com

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