For 75 years the community of Verboort has been making sauerkraut and sausage, to be sold every year on one magical day in November. It’s like some kind of meat filled version of Brigadoon… From the sausage-scented mists of Forest Grove there appears the Visitation Catholic Church, a stand of Sequoias, Fancy Work, a beer garden. For one day the vision remains, and then is gone, disappeared into the surrounding suburban landscape.

The Verboort Sausage and Sauerkraut Festival kicks off tomorrow morning at 9 AM, the highlight of which is a $15 all-you-can-eat sausage and sauerkraut dinner with all the fixings. From what I’ve heard, the festival has become a yearly tradition for families from across the region. People come from far and wide to line up for sausage sales as early as 3 AM on Saturday morning.

You may not be that committed to Verboortian sausage, but I understand the dinner is an event not to be missed. It's also robustly attended. So, while you’re waiting to get into the dining hall, the community has set up a few pleasant distractions including a beer garden at the Verboort Rod & Gun Club, Bingo, a quilt raffle, and a plant booth.

What more do you need?

Map your way to Visitation Catholic Church at 4285 NW Visitation Road.