Smoky deliciousness will be in the air just north of Gulf Shores beaches on Saturday, March 30, 2019. That's the day of the spring 2019 edition of the Elberta German Sausage Festival, hosted by the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department.

With an expected attendance of around 30,000, the festival includes more than 200 exhibitors, 100 arts and crafts booths, children’s rides, live music, and lots of food.

The festival was founded in 1978 as a fundraising event for the fire department. It is always held the last Saturday of March and the last Saturday of October.

During the event, the fire department sells nearly 7,000 pounds of sausage (get yours with or without sauerkraut!). And, stick around for some lively polka music and dancing!

Make plans now to attend this free event! It’s just a short drive from popular beaches in Gulf Shores.

Bring up to six family members or friends and stay in a vacation condo or house especially suited for your crew.