Elberta German Sausage Festival in Elberta, Alabama

March 27, 2023

On Saturday, we decided to go to the Elberta German Sausage Festival that benefits the Elberta Fire Department and other local nonprofits.

The German Sausage Festival is held twice a year, the last Saturday of March and the last Saturday of October.

We had wanted to take the motorcycle, but with rain in the prediction, we decided to take Cliff the Big Red Truck.

We left early so we would get there at 8:30 AM. The Festival opens at eight and we wanted to find parking.

The Festival is in the middle of Elberta, in their Central Park. You can tell they’ve done the festival a lot. It was very well organized.

As we drove into Elberta, we passed paid parking at a church. We drove past the parking, then past the festival, we continued through a stop light. Up ahead, we saw a large sign at a church that said free parking. That sign drew Bruce like a magnet!

The church only had one truck in the lot. Bruce parked a few spaces over. We climbed out of the truck and walked to the Festival.

It started raining! Then it stopped.

There were lots of arts and crafts booths. There were booths with the local nurseries selling their plants. On of the most fun booths had a very steam punk vibe.

We walk around the Festival for a bit, then decided to buy some German sausages. The firemen cook the sausages in a covered building, over a long charcoal fire. It is truly impressive. The Boy Scouts were selling the sausages from windows in the attached building.

After Bruce bought a couple of sausages, we sat in the large gazebo and ate them for breakfast. The sausages were delicious and about a foot long. They were served in a bun with sauerkraut and mustard on the side.

The gazebo was next to the playground.

As we walked around the Festival so more, it rained on us on and off. We discovered a booth selling funnel cakes and had to buy one. We sat in one of the large tents set up with tables and chairs and proceeded to demolish the funnel cake. There was a band getting ready to play while we were demolishing the funnel cake.

The temperature was pleasant, so getting rained on didn’t feel bad.

We walked around a bit more and then decided we had seen everything. We only purchased food and drinks consumed at the fair and some cheese, which we bought home.

We got back to the truck and found it was behind a no parking tape and the sign for free parking had been moved to behind the truck.

Luckily, the gentleman taking care of the parking came up and moved the tape and sign for us. Bruce was able to back out between the two trucks parked as if it would’ve been double parking.

As we drove home, we noticed so many people parking for the Festival. We took a different route so we wouldn’t have to deal with most of the traffic for the Festival.

We had fun and if you’re in the area during the Elberta German Sausage Festival, it is worth visiting.

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