Every year they dress up as Santas, rocket ships, football players and be-spangled hula girls. But these costumed cuties aren’t trick-or-treating children. They’re sausages, and they’re ready to race.
Each May residents, former residents, their families and friends gather in Pueblo, Colo.’s Eilers Avenue neighborhood to celebrate what is surely a unique community event. The Milwaukee Brewers may have runners in sausage costumes race before baseball games, but here actual klobase sausages compete in a porky version of a pinewood derby. Perched on wheeled wooden platforms, gaily decorated klobase (a Slovenian version of kielbasa) race along a 15-foot wooden track in the backyard of Eilers Place, a beloved bar and community gathering space.