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Original German Sausage Festival

Have a hankering for authentic German sausage? Want to sample a slice of local southern living at its finest? A quick drive in from the Gulf Shore will place you at the Original German Sausage Festival – The Elberta Sausage Festival! This attraction near Gulf Shores, AL brings over 20,000 people each year to sample German sausage, enjoy live music, see cloggers dancing, ride the Ferris wheel, and wander through over 250 booths for arts and crafts.

Try the Original Secret Recipe!

The Original German Sausage Festival has been hosted by Elberta, Alabama’s Volunteer Fire Department since 1978 and funds raised at the festival are dedicated to improving the fire department, local non-profit organizations and the town of Elberta! Just twice a year you can have the chance to try Alfred Stucki’s original secret recipe for Elberta’s famous sausage. Over 7,000 pounds of German Sausage are consumed at every festival, along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, potato salad, red beans and rice, hamburgers, ice cream, popcorn, peanuts, local homemade baked goods, and a large selection of imported and domestic beers.

Fun for the Whole Family

So bring your family out to Elberta’s town park at the intersection of Main and State Streets, across from Town Hall on the last Saturday of March and the last Saturday of October from 8am – 5pm. Come out and enjoy an event for the whole family – listen to live polka, country, and traditional German music, have some sausage and play games on the carnival midway, then grab some baked goods to take back with you.

Stay Somewhere that Feels like Home

Browse through Harris Properties’ Orange Beach condos, Gulf Shores rentals, and Fort Morgan rentals to find your perfect spot during the Original German Sausage Festival. Like the homemade wares at the festival, each of property is unique, so your family will have the quality and amenities you need to make your rental feel like home.