Ramps and Rail Festival 2022

After two years, the Ramps and Rail Festival came back to Elkins! The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful day filled with great live music, ramp themed food, and an array of local craft vendors. An estimated 2000 people attended the festival. The Elkins Depot Welcome Center volunteers and staff were kept busy selling t-shirts, raffle tickets, collecting votes and assisting guests in the […]

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Celebrate Fasnacht “The Mardi Gras of Randolph County”

Every year hundreds of people converge on the tiny town of Helvetia for one of the most unique festivals in West Virginia. Fasnacht takes place annually on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. Only at Fasnacht can you find homemade masks, a candlelight parade, a square dance, Swiss food, and the burning of Old Man Winter, all in one celebration. Join us for one of the […]

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Ramps are a stinky springtime specialty

Springtime in West Virginia means it’s ramp season. Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are a wild edible plant that’s known as the first green of the season. The plant has been eaten for generations as a spring tonic and is nowadays celebrated across the country at community festivals small and large called ramp feeds. If you’re not from West Virginia or Appalachia you might […]

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