‘Ramp’ Up for a Good Festival

April 13, 2011

By admin

Green eggs and ramps? Ramp rolls? Maybe ramp chip cookies?

Follow your nose to the Cosby Ramp Festival, where the garlicky wild ramp plant reigns supreme. Ramps are the official herald of spring in the East Tennessee mountains, and Cocke County makes the most of the event with music, crafts, a Maid of Ramps contest, and plenty of tasty ramp recipes. The festival is held at Kineauvista Hill, five miles south of Newport near Knoxville. For more information, call 423-623-1009.

This year marks the 60th Annual Cosby Ramp Festival and takes place on May 4, 2014.

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  1. Connie Geddings says:

    Shouldn’t the date for the Cosby Ramp Festival be Sunday, May 5, 2013 and not Monday, May 6, 2013?

    • Jessy Yancey says:


      Unfortunately, there will be no Cosby Ramp Festival this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.


  2. thomas martorana says:

    my wife is from elkins w.v. she has been after me for the past 40 years to go to a ramp festival . wwe would like to go this year. please e-mail direction . we live in Cookeville tn. also do you sell ramps and how much are they. thank yoy

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for your comment on our story about ramps. For more information about the Cosby Ramp Festival, please call 423-623-1009.

      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

      • Angela A says:

        The phone number is disconnected..?
        Is this a definite event and do you have another contact number?

        • Rachel Bertone says:

          Hi Angela,

          Thanks for your comment. As far as we know, the Cosby Ramp festival is a definite event, scheduled for May 4, 2014. However, we receive event listings from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, and some events are subject to change. I found another contact number for the festival: (423) 625-9675. Hope this helps!

          Rachel Bertone
          Tennessee Home and Farm