If you want to enjoy a festival and dinner that is an Oregon country tradition, head west out to Verboort this Saturday. This little Dutch town is hosting a fundraiser for Visitation Catholic Church like they have done for the past 79 years.
Many years ago I recall seeing my friend's mother running the Pot Holder game booth. We whiled away quite a few minutes between the time we purchased tickets for the sausage dinner and actually were seated . We sat at long tables with the locals and enjoyed the dark sausage that Verboort is known for.
They serve about 15 tons of sausage to nearly 8,000 diners 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, go early in the day. A safe bet is 8 or 9am. The event takes place Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 (It is always the first Saturday of the month of November).
You'll have fun in Verboort. It is like stepping back in time.