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.

Just 2 weeks away!

Just 2 weeks away is the 24th Annual Augustoberfest – August 17 & 18.

Don’t miss this Hagerstown Tradition! This year will feature favorite entertainers die Schlauberger on the Main Stage and Professor Horn in the Children’s Tent, as well as new music and dance groups to entertain you all day long!

Bring your favorite stein, or get an official 2019 Augustoberfest one at the event. Admission is just $7 for a day’s worth of fun and good times.

See you under the tent! Prost!

It’s Unanimous!

The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation is selected as Hagerstown Hotlist’s Best “Festival/Special Event” of 2018 and the Herald Mail Media “Best of the Tri-State” Readers Choice Award!

2019 Dates & Logo Revealed for Augustoberfest

For “Auggie”, it’s the year of the toboggan

The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation is excited to announce the dates for this summer’s 24th Annual Augustoberfest.  The traditional two-day celebration of the area’s German heritage will take place August 17 and 18 in downtown Hagerstown.  In addition to its celebratory exploits, Augustoberfest also serves as a fundraiser for Hagerstown’s sister city student exchange program with Wesel, Germany. (more…)

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Support Augustoberfest by becoming a season sponsor! Benefits include entry 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 2019 Sponsor Package. If you have questions, contact Kitty Clark, Community Events Coordinator, City of Hagerstown, 301-739-8577, x. 116; kclark@hagerstownmd.org.

We love sponsors!


Fun for the whole family!

Augustoberfest is fun for the WHOLE family!

Save the date for our 24th annual festival – August 17-18, 2019. It’s guaranteed to be another fun-filled, family-friendly weekend with great music, food, dancing, children’s entertainment, and….beer! Make a point of getting to downtown Hagerstown for this landmark event that celebrates our German culture!

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.