For a Pensacolian – Alabama is only a hop, skip and jump away, so it’s easy to make a day trip out of it. We found out about the Elberta Sausage Festival through word-of-mouth and decided to make a trip out of it. As you know, I love festivals, so I was in.
It was a beautiful ride from Pensacola into Alabama and I expected to just see some farm land and other cars on the road going to the festival. What I didn’t expect was seeing the dozens of yard sales, garage sales and store clearances. The community knows the traffic coming through and they jumped on the opportunity of visitors. We might need to add some saddlebags on the next trip.
When we arrived, it was much bigger than I thought it would be. Over 200 arts and crafts vendors and free entry! The lines were very long for the sausage since it’s only a one day festival and we went during lunch time, but they went quickly. Drinks were sold separately and only $2! Coming from a festival background – $2 is great! The German Sausage was delicious and wish I was hungry enough for seconds.
Want to go?
The Elberta Sausage Festival happens bi-annually, brings in over 30,000 people and benefits the Elberta Fire Department. They cook over 7,000 pounds of German sausage. The next festival is Saturday, March 29, 2014. Visit their Facebook page.