Embrace German culture during the Elberta German Sausage Festival

You don't have to be German to enjoy a delicious sausage or bratwurst! During the Elberta German Sausage Festival each spring and fall, you'll have the chance to feast on mouthwatering meats and other German fare while enjoying carnival rides and live music.

Embrace German culture during the Elberta German Sausage Festival

Ready to savor authentic German food? Head over to Elberta for the annual German Sausage Festival, where you can feast on the results of a secret recipe developed and perfected by the founding fathers of the town. You'll find good times there, lots of beer to accompany their awesome sausages, and a taste of true Southern hospitality.

Sauerkraut and goulash

You'll want to be sure your stomach is empty
before you arrive at the festival. This hugely popular event takes place on the last Saturday of March and October and features not only the meaty delight, but also a slew of other traditional German bites such as sauerkraut, goulash and stuffed cabbage. When you and your family arrive at the fest, you'll join a crowd of more than 30,000 people who flock to the small town
of Elberta to get a taste of their favorite dishes.

Clogs and polka

As with so many other events throughout the southern coast of Alabama, the German Sausage Festival doesn't stop at just food - you and your family will have the opportunity to learn how to dance traditional polka and clog steps as the polka bands play in the picturesque gazebo in the park. Don't be afraid to strut your stuff with loved ones as these bands bring everyone to their feet.

Your kids will have a blast on the carnival rides where they can spin, coast and jump around to work up an appetite for more sausages. 

The Elberta Volunteer Fire Department benefits from the greatest percentage of the proceeds, and other non-profit groups also depend on the revenue from these two days each year. So bring a little extra cash to take home plenty of souvenirs, fun memories and, of course, a very satisfied appetite.

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