The Elberta German Sausage Festival

The tiny town of Elberta is famous for two things and oddly enough both are sausage festivals.  Like many German communities across the nation, the folks of Elberta celebrate Oktoberfest.  But one season highlighted by beer and sausage was not enough.

Each Spring they throw the Elberta German Sausage Festival to raise money for the Elberta Volunteer Fire Department. The festival attracts more 30,000 visitors each year.  Not bad for town of around 6,734 residents.  They boast of having over 200 arts and crafts booths and cooking roughly 7,000 pounds of Elberta German Sausage per festival.

Although the recipe has changed somewhat over the years, the original secret recipe for Elberta's famous sausage is credited to Alfred Stucki who managed Elberta's Locker Plant from 1953 until his death in 1973.  The festival is located in the town park, at the intersection of Main St. and State St. (Co. Rd. 83 and US Hwy. 98) and is will be held March 27th from 8am – 5pm.  Watch the moving pictures: News
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