German Sausage Festival

If you are anywhere near Elberta, Alabama this Saturday, the aroma of the secret-recipe sausage being cooked over an open flame will lure you in. Even if you’ve never attended the German Sausage Festival, it’s quite easy to find the main attraction—just inhale the delicious scent and you’ll be led straight to the tasty treasure.

Smother your sausage in tangy sauerkraut and other flavorful enhancements, or enjoy it plain. Either way, you’ll know you’ve hit upon something special. If you prefer, order a hot dog, hamburger or BBQ sandwich. Supplement your main course with German-style filled cabbage, goulash, red beans and rice, or potato salad. Don’t forget the treats afterward: Ice cream, peanuts and popcorn round out the festival foods.

Some of the individual vendors serve up their own baked or canned goods, so be prepared to take home an edible souvenir or two. Among the 250 booths, you will find artisans of all types displaying and selling their handmade wares. Kids’ carnival rides and all-day live entertainment encourage plenty of family time to build memories.

Although the festival runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, word on the street suggests arriving before 3 p.m., as it’s not unusual to sell out of the 7000 pounds of sausage by then.

You’ll find the festival situated at the intersection of Hwy. 98 and Co. Rd. 83 in downtown Elberta, just a few minutes east of Foley. If you can’t make it this weekend, you will get another opportunity in the fall; the German Sausage Festival is held the last Saturdays of March and October each year.

Join the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department and the city of Elberta in this hugely popular fund-raising event. After all, 32 years of sell-out sausage proves that this is the place to be!

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  1. Hello! Here is a description of the festival according to their Facebook page, which you can find here:

    “The Elberta German Sausage Festival is a bi-annual fundraiser that benefits the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department. The festival is held on the last Saturday of March and last Saturday of October. The fire department sells nearly 7,000 pounds of sausage and boasts nearly 30,000 visitors each festival.

    The festival is located in the Town Park in Elberta, AL. The park is right off of US HWY 98 at Chicago St. We have over 200 booth spaces and over 100 arts and crafts vendors.

    Admission is FREE!”

    This fall, it takes place on October 25th. Here is their website in case you’re looking for more information:

    Enjoy your trip!

  2. Please send some information about
    the Sausage Festival. Our senior citizens would like some information before they come to know what they will see.
    Our address is:
    Pastor Daniel Jones
    14 McMurrian Road
    Phenix City, Alabama 36869

  3. Yes, I wanted to know how much a booth is at the festival to sell baked goods?

    Thank you in advance,
    Sara R

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