“One with, two without.” Sauerkraut, that is.

These are words you're likely to hear when you attend the 2021 edition of the German Sausage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The festival will be held in the quaint German-influenced town of Elberta, which is just north of Alabama Gulf Coast area beaches on U.S. Hwy. 98.

Of course, the sausage, whose original secret recipe is credited to Alfred Stucki who managed Elberta’s Locker Plant from 1953 until his death in 1973, is the showcase cuisine. Festival organizers say they sell about 6,000 pounds at each festival.

You’ll also find German-style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans and rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. Baked goods as well as arts and crafts are for sale on the festival grounds.

The day’s entertainment also includes carnival rides, polka music, country music, dancing, and more.

The German Sausage Festival is a biannual fundraiser of Elberta’s Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds are used not only for improving the fire department but also improving the town.

Book a long weekend at the beach, enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival, and enjoy a variety of other activities available in the Gulf Shores area. Halloween festivities are on tap at OWA, which is between Gulf Shores and

Bring the kids and still keep an eye on the budget by booking a two-bedroom, budget-friendly beach rental. Or, bring a few more and stay in a three-bedroom, budget-friendly property.