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.

Sponsorship Packages

Again this year we’ll celebrate with Augustoberfest! This will be the 22nd anniversary. We would first like to thank you for your consideration of 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. Your donation will help to defray the significant costs of this exciting event run by the nonprofit organization, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation. This event could not occur without the generous donations of its sponsors.

For the 22nd year of Augustoberfest, we will have a two-day festival that boasts festivities found at traditional Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. The event will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The attendance of this event has doubled in size over the last two years and is becoming one of the most anticipated festivals in the region.

Augustoberfest will be working with HEAL of Washington County to sponsor a fun and touristy walk open to all on August 27, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m. This event combines fun, fitness and fellowship. This year will feature several different walks that begin and end at City Square. They range in mileage and offer a map with a wide variety of sights to be seen! Participants will walk on streets and roadsides of Hagerstown and view beautiful
downtown and City Park.

On both Saturday and Sunday, participants will have a chance to enjoy Bavarian food, entertainment and fun. All of our entertainment offers a glimpse into German culture and folklore through authentic music, dance and songs. The popular Alphorn will be back as well. All of these entertainers are crowd pleasers.

The popular Frühschoppen, or German brunch, will continue this year for sponsors and features all the best of Bavarian food and drink. Sponsorship packages at the $1,500 level and above can include tickets for delicious food and drink at the Sunday event held between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

In addition, an expanded children’s entertainment area will feature a variety of activities and entertainment for the youngest German enthusiasts. A craft vendor area promises an abundance of holiday and decorative items.

Please take a moment to read the enclosed information regarding our sponsorships and the benefits of being a sponsor. Contact Dwayne Shrader at dshrader@cnbwv.com or Kate Rader at katerader@me.com or Augustoberfest@hagerstownmd.org with questions, or simply complete the attached Sponsorship Contract and mail it with your firm’s check.

Again, thank you for your consideration and for being part of this wonderful tradition.

Very truly yours,
The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation