Elberta German Sausage Festival - March 26

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Paradise

sausageBring a hearty appetite and get ready to enjoy some of the best German sausage and sauerkraut on the Gulf! The Elberta German Sausage Festival has been held every year since 1978 and draws over 30,000 people who consume about 7,000 pounds of delicious sausage. As stated on the Sausagefest website, "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."

Other tasty food selections will include German style stuffed cabbage, goulash, potato salad, red beans & rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn, and peanuts.  Baked goods and canned goods will be sold at various booths.

All ages will find entertainment to enjoy. Music and dancing will be provided by the Bellview Stumpfiddle Band joined by the North End Stompers and other cloggers. Polka, country, and German music will abound. carnival rides will provide thrills, and the 230 arts and crafts booths will delight shoppers. This year, free wireless internet will be available around the park.

Funds raised from the Festival not only benefit the Elberta Fire Department, but also the Town and local charitable organizations that raise funds from their booths and parking fees.

The Festival is located in the town park at the intersection of County Road 83 and US Highway 98. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and run through 5:00 p.m. Pets are not allowed inside the park. You can check out progress on the Festival's set-up and comments at the Elberta German Sausage Festival Facebook page. A tip from past attendees is to arrive early to beat the traffic and also to ensure that the cooks have not run out of sausage.

If you can't make it to the Festival on March 26, no need to despair. The Festival has become so popular after 32 years of success that it occurs on the last Saturdays of March and October every year. So, looking ahead, you can get ready for mouth watering sausage again on October 29, 2011.

Whether you plan to visit the beautiful
Gulf Shores area this Saturday, next October or anytime in-between, it is a perfect opportunity to take a look at the fantastic real estate available.  Give me a call today and we'll get started. Lance Steffek  251-981-2225.

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