StinkFest: The Wild Ramp's Annual Fundraiser

Last Updated 4/25/2024

Springtime in Huntington, West Virginia, brings with it the pungent aroma of ramps and the arrival of Stink Fest, an annual event hosted by The Wild Ramp. Set to take place April 27th, this day-long celebration promises a stinky delight for all who attend. Stink Fest, much like its name suggests, pays homage to the beloved Allium tricoccum, better known as ramps or wild leeks. These flavorful bulbs hold a special place in Appalachian cuisine and culture, and Stink Fest serves as a vibrant tribute to their essence. 

At the heart of the festivities lies The Wild Ramp itself, a beacon of community spirit and local food advocacy. As a nonprofit farmers market, The Wild Ramp is committed to nurturing a thriving local economy while providing year-round access to fresh, locally sourced produce and artisanal goods. 

During Stink Fest, the market comes alive with the tantalizing scents of ramp-infused dishes prepared by The Wild Ramp Harvest Kitchen and other esteemed local eateries. From savory entrees to mouthwatering desserts, there's no shortage of culinary creativity on display. 

But Stink Fest is more than just a feast for the taste buds. It's a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. Attendees can peruse artisanal offerings, sway to live music and participate in engaging activities for children, making it a family-friendly affair that's not to be missed. 
One of the highlights of Stink Fest is the crowning of the Ramp King and Queen to represent the Wild Ramp for Stinkfest this year! The winner will receive a crown, sash, a bouquet of ramps, and a special gift!  

Using the form, you can nominate yourself or someone else! Ten nominees will be selected to be eligible for votes via donations in our store. The winner is the person with the most votes! 

Perhaps most importantly, Stink Fest serves as a vital fundraiser for The Wild Ramp, supporting its mission to promote local food access and provide a platform for farmers and producers to thrive. Every donation made during the event helps sustain the market's programs and initiatives, ensuring its continued impact on the community. 

So mark your calendars and prepare your taste buds for a day of ramp-filled revelry at Stink Fest. Admission is free to the public, offering everyone the chance to experience the magic of this beloved springtime tradition. Join the community in celebrating the bounty of the season and supporting a cause that's truly worth savoring. 

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