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.

Downtown Plaza Festival

Join us this Saturday from Noon-8 at the Downtown Plaza Festival in University Plaza Park, off of Washington St. Hagerstown, MD! Don’t forget to wear your German outfits as well! FREE admission, Kids activities, limited food 🌭 and cold beer🍺 wine🍷and sodas 🥤! Pretzel and Pizza will have fresh 🥨 and of course a live band 🎸🥁🎶! Sorry no outside food or drinks or glassware. Come join the fun as we can get out and celebrate!!

Augustoberfest 2021 Postponed – Foundation Sponsoring Downtown Plaza Festival

The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation (“the Foundation”) has announced the postponement of their 25th Augustoberfest Anniversary Event until August 2022.  However, the Foundation is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring the Downtown Plaza Festival, a small scale German-themed event, which will be located at University Plaza in Downtown Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

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Get involved – become a volunteer!

Augustoberfest is always on the lookout for volunteers!

The event has continued to grow in size and so has our need for volunteers.  This is truly a FUN EVENT!! There is tons of German food, music, and good times. Sign up as an individual or as a corporate team. We are looking for food and beverage servers, cashiers, volunteer check-in, and food runners. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and a meal voucher in exchange for their service – not to mention being a major part of what makes Augustoberfest so successful.

Fill out our online volunteer form here.