Sausage Dinner

The 79th Annual Verboort Sausage Dinner, November 2, 2013
Always the first Saturday in November
church

If you love tradition, then you will love our 79th annual Sausage and Sauerkraut Community Dinner. Come join the 79 years of handmade sausage, sauerkraut and applesauce made solely by hundreds of community volunteers and generations of families that have been in Verboort for over 150 years. Come sit down with folks that have attended over 50 consecutive dinners. See the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees brought to Verboort as seeds from Giant Sequoias in California upon Mr. Porter’s return from the gold Rush of 1849 and planted in 1888. Come be a part of our tradition and our community Saturday November 2nd, 2013.

While some things have certainly changed from it’s humble beginnings in 1934 when just 198 lbs of sausage was served to 150 diners. We now serve about 15 tons of sausage to nearly 8,000 dinners in a single day. Bulk sausage is available, but be advised that it may or usually sells out quickly so if you are planning on buying sausage, come early in the day. A safe bet is 8 or 9am. Sausage is gluten free and can only be purchased on site on the day of the dinner. Buy your dinner tickets when you arrive, then stroll around the grounds and beneath the Giant Sequoia Redwood trees. While all proceeds stay inside the parish, a portion of the proceeds from our dinner provide a subsidy for the Visitation Parish children who attend Visitation Catholic School. Dinners are served 11am-8pm, no advance sales. A beer garden is available at the nearby Verboort Social Club. Shuttle bus service runs continuously, and dinner ticket numbers are announced on location so you know when to return for dinner. Minors are not allowed at the beer garden or on the shuttle bus.

 

Key Start Times
9 am Bulk Food Sales
10am Ticket Sales
10am Booths, Bazaar & Bingo
11am Drive Thru Dinner
11am Dining Hall
noon Beer GardenPrices
$15 Adults
$14 Seniors (62+)
$7 Children (6-12)
Children under 5, free
$15 Dinners to Go
$5/lb Bulk Sausage
$3/qt or $10/gal Bulk Sauerkraut
cash & checks accepted
ATM on site

 

Points of Interest
-Quilt Raffle
-Fancy Work
-Plant Booth
-Beer Garden
-Bazaar
-Crafts
-Bingo
-Bake Sale
-Potholder Game
-Homemade Candy
-Country Store