The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation (“the Foundation”) has announced their 25th Augustoberfest Anniversary Event will be held on August 20 & 21, 2022 at the Washington County Agricultural Center, located at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713. This is a monumental year for the festival, and the Foundation is very excited for the location change as it will allow more space for everyone to enjoy this incredible event that pays tribute to the local area’s rich German heritage.
There will be a $10 general admission fee, however no fee for children 12 and under, and parking is free. New for 2022 will be online ticket sales, which will be available for purchase at www.augustoberfest.org and are expected to begin by early May. Admission can still be paid at the entry gate with cash or card. All the traditional food options that patrons have grown to love from Augustoberfest celebrations of years past will be offered for sale, as well as beer, wine, and soda. With the newly available space, there will be an expanded selection of artisan vendors, food trucks, games such as corn hole and axe throwing, as well as traditional children’s activities, with the potential for some new additions. Live entertainment will be provided all weekend, with favorites like DSB (die Schlauberger) and the German Hungarian Schuhplattler Dancers returning.
Chairwoman, Jill Colbert, shared, “We are very excited to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary! We have an incredible board of directors, and it is because of their ongoing dedication that we are able to celebrate our 25th year in a new location, while enjoying all the traditional festivities that our Augustoberfest patrons have grown to love.”
The Foundation expresses their sincere gratitude to the mayor and city of Hagerstown for their partnership over the last 24 years. Jill stated, “It has been a great experience working with the city; however, the county’s agricultural center provides additional space to continue enhancing the longest running festival in Hagerstown and Washington County with keeping the feeling like you are visiting a Das Festhaus in Bavaria.”
Additionally, while the festival is moving outside of downtown Hagerstown, the mission Augustoberfest remains unchanged. The Foundation will continue working to provide scholarship funding to the Sister City Foundation, and other local education and arts & entertainment non-profit organizations.
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