Our annual festival pays tribute to the area's rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown's Sister City—Wesel, Germany. This exciting event is run by the nonprofit organization, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation.

Augustoberfest News

Calling all volunteers!

June 27, 2018

Augustoberfest is less than two months out, so our volunteer drive is now in full gear! This is truly a FUN EVENT!! There is tons of German food, music, and good times. Joining up as a volunteer makes it even more fun. Sign up as an individual or as a corporate team. We are looking […]

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Note our new weekend this year!!

June 26, 2018

We’ve been saying it, but we want to say it again: Augustoberfest is taking place on a new weekend this year – the THIRD weekend in August – August 18-19. Still fun. Still lots of great music. Still authentic cultural dance. Still great food and beer. Still the place you want to be for a […]

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2018 Sponsorship Drive Underway

March 07, 2018

Support Augustoberfest by becoming a season sponsor! Benefits include tickets to the event (including tickets to the Sunday Fruhschoppen!), promotion of your business through ads and logo placement, and being allied with a charitable organization supporting educational initiatives for students in our community. Sponsorships begin as low as $250! Take a look at our 2018 […]

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We’re Looking for Volunteers!

March 07, 2018

We’re looking for volunteers! For 23 years, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation has put on this amazing landmark festival in downtown Hagerstown. Augustoberfest celebrates German culture through food, music, dance, and more! In doing so, we raise funds that help support many worthwhile organizations in our community, including The Sister City Foundation where we give out thousands […]

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2017 Augustoberfest Sponsorship Packages Now Available!

February 17, 2017

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of August 26 and 27, 2017, for the 22nd Anniversary of Augustoberfest. Please consider supporting this important event that pays tribute to our area’s rich German heritage and supports scholarships for exchange students to Hagerstown’s Sister City – Wesel, Germany. 2017 is the 65th anniversary of this Sister […]

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Volunteer Today for Augustoberfest!

August 11, 2016

Volunteers are a major part of what makes Augustoberfest so successful. They see that guests have a positive experience and they ensure many aspects of the event run smoothly. We are still looking for individuals and corporate teams of volunteers to help fill specific shifts for this year’s Augustoberfest: Saturday, August 27: Needs for Food […]

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2015 Illustration Revealed!

May 12, 2015

Every year, our illustration has a theme featuring Auggie and his family traveling to Hagerstown for the festival. This year, we decided that they would be traveling by plane. The team at Icon Graphics took our vision and brought it to life, and we are pleased to unveil the final illustration for this year’s Augustoberfest!

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Augustoberfest Fit Walk 2015

May 12, 2015

HEAL of Washington County will be sponsoring for the 2nd year a non-competitive walk open to all as part of the festivities, on Saturday, August 22nd from 8am to 12noon. You can walk alone, with family members or friends, or with folks you meet along the way. If you want to combine fun, fitness, and […]

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Augustoberfest Fit Walk 2014

July 08, 2014

We’re pleased to announce a new sponsor this year! On August 23, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, HEAL of Washington County will sponsor a non-competitive walk open to all as part of the festivities. You can walk alone, with family members or friends, or with folks you meet along the way. If you want to […]

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2014 Illustration Revealed!

June 02, 2014

Every year, our illustration has a theme featuring Auggie and his family traveling to Hagerstown for the festival. This year, we decided that they would be traveling by train. The team at Icon Graphics took our vision and brought it to life, and we are pleased to unveil the final illustration for this year’s Augustoberfest!

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