Trinity Lutheran Church will offer plates full of German food and a day of German music at its annual Sausagefest Nov. 3.
Originally held as a church barbecue in the 1950s, the event has grown to include the community in an all-day affair, according to a news release.
“The annual German Sausagefest ... started out serving just a couple of hundred people as a means to make operating funds for the Lutheran Laymen’s League and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League,” the release read. “Currently it still benefits these groups as well as the Youth Group, the United Way and the Church Building Fund.”
Church members will prepare and serve smoked pork sausage from an 1856 German recipe, sauerkraut, potato salad, home fries, green beans, rolls and desserts to festival participants, which have numbered in the thousands in the past.
Over the last ten years, church members have gone from preparing 1,500 pounds of sausage to an average of 3,500 pounds and serving 1,500 plates, according to the release. Bulk sausage also will be available for purchase at $6 per pound the day of the event.
A handmade quilt and silent auction basket also will be available at the festival, where a live band will be playing music throughout the day.
The annual Sausagefest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 518 E. U.S. Highway 190 at Morris Drive. Adults are admitted for $8 and children for $3. Uniformed Copperas Cove police officers and firefighters will receive their meals for free as a token of appreciation. For more information about the festival, call the church at (254) 547-2225.