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.

Saturday Schedule

Augustoberfest Fit Walk

8 a.m. to 12 NOON

HEAL of Washington County will sponsor a non-competitive walk open to all. This is a 10Km walk with a shorter 5Km trail for those who desire a shorter distance. Participants will walk on streets and roadsides of Hagerstown and view beautiful downtown and City Park. Start at the HEAL of Washington County table in the Augustoberfest tent on Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon to be finished by 3 p.m.

Hospitality Tent Opens

10:30 a.m.

Central Parking Lot

Food is served

11 A.M.

Musical Entertainment

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Heidi und Heimat Echo
Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein
Die Schlauberger ~ 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Children’s Area

Children’s Tent is supported by Hagerstown-Wesel Sister City Affiliation and sponsored by St. Mary Catholic School and the Washington County Arts Council

12 noon to 6 p.m.

Craft time for children. Color, create crowns. Try German paper cutting and much more. Face painting by the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Parent’s Guild and Williamsport High School. Dance around the Maypole. Visit with a fairy tale prince and princesses.

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Authentic German Fairy Tales

1 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Horn’s Punch and Judy Show*

1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Horn’s Magic Show

2 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Maypole Dancing

2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Horns’ Punch and Judy Show*

3 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Horn’s Magic Show

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Authentic German Fairy Tales

4:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Horn’s Punch and Judy Show*

4:50 P.M. TO 6 P.M.

Crafts and Maypole Dancing

*Horn’s Punch & Judy Show is the oldest Punch show in America. This show was started in Baltimore in 1897 by a man named Edward Ross. All of the Punch performances begin and end with merry tunes from Professor Horn’s hand-cranked, organ-grinder’s music box. Including the music, the total length of the show is 20 minutes.

Be sure to visit our dessert and craft vendors!