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Spring ramp festivals in West Virginia expected to enjoy boom


​​BEAVER, W.Va. — Spring ramp festivals in West Virginia could see a leap in attendance in 2023, according to the publisher of one of the state's chief guides to feasts and festivals celebrating traditional food.

Dave Sibray, the publisher of West Virginia Explorer Magazine, says he's expecting the number of people attending the festivals to grow due to increased state population, increased state tourism, and a decline in severe covid infections.

“I’m predicting a boom in spring festivals of all kinds this year,” says Sibray, who, over the last decade, has been promoting ramp festivals through the online magazine, which customarily reaches 10,000 daily readers.

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