"Elberta Sausage..." Alabama Off The Beaten Path Tip by mikem
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Elberta Sausage Festival
When: March 25
Contact: Elberta Volunteer Fire Department, 334-986-5805
Located about 10 miles in from the Gulf Coast, tiny Elberta ? population 500+ ? some 40,000 sausage-loving visitors attend.
The sausage is prepared according to a doubly secret recipe. Part of the recipe came from Alfred 'Pop' Stucki, who ran the Elberta Locker Plant until he passed away in 1973. Organizers chose his 'Pop's Pride' recipe when the festival started in 1977. The recipe is a combination of Stucki's and one from Farm Fresh Meats, the nearby company that provides the sausage.
The festival features more than 200 arts and crafts vendors, country bands, and carnival rides for children. Entertainment includes five bands, a gunfight show, cloggers, and a caged bull, where you can have your picture taken.
Sauerkraut and other German specialties abound, but, so does red beans and rice and other regional specialties. About 7,000 pounds of sausage, and have historically been prepared and they run out sometime between 4 and 4:30 pm. The Elberta festival is held twice a year, you can mark your calendar for next Oct. 28th, and still get in on the fun.
Plan to eat you way through this wonderful day!
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