PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In one small Washington County hamlet, the smoke in the air is a sure sign the Verboort Sausage Festival is just around the corner.
Every year on the first Saturday in November, members of the Visitation Catholic Parish host a community sausage and sauerkraut festival.
Last year, they served 7,500 dinners of sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans and applesauce.
Sausage smokers are preparing 32,000 pounds of sausage, 49 barrels of sauerkraut and almost 400 gallons of applesauce for the 85th Annual Verboort Sausage and Saurkraut Dinner.
Proceeds from the dinner go to the Visitation Catholic School.
“All of the proceeds go to the school,” co-chair Brenda Tinjum said. “It helps keep our tuition down. It is a wonderful fundraiser, you can bring your whole family.”
The dinner service starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Visitation Church dining room and goes until the sausage runs out. The beer garden opens after that.