Saturday, March 29, 2008


Welcome to the Elberta Sausage Festival

WHEN? Saturday · March 29

WHERE? Elberta, Alabama · find us on the map

Today we went to Elberta's German Sausage Festival. Founded in the 1970's as a fundraiser for the local volunteer fire department, the festival is supported by various local organizations and includes live polka music, dancing, craft booths and carnival rides. Lots of food vendors too, including sausage and sauerkraut served on big ole buns by the fire department, along with all sorts of imported and domestic beer vendors.

fur das gute leben

Elberta water tower
Elberta for the good life

Polka Shuffle
Polka Shuffle ...
Polka Twist
Polka Twist ...
Polka Swing
Polka Swing!

Smitty and I arrived shortly after the party started at 8 am, and dug into a hearty red beans and rice breakfast. We both enjoyed the shopping and found various items to purchase as we browsed, including a few things that'll be perfect in our new home. After Smitty was nearly five-dollared to death, we joined several thousand others in line for sausage and sauerkraut.

WHEP Talk Radio - The voice
of Baldwin County since 1953

WHEP's unique booth
What guy could miss
this beer-tent photo op?

St. Pauli Girl photo op

As we departed around 1 pm, traffic continued to stream in along Highway 98. We'd been warned that the sausage supply can never meet the demands of 30,000 hungry festivalgoers and were glad we weren't standing in line when it ran out.

See more Sausage Festival photos on flickr

Maggie's first toy!

Our favorite festival purchase is this hand-crafted sock doll for our first great-granddaughter, who's expected in June.

Maggie's first doll

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