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.

Augustoberfest 2021 Postponed – Foundation Sponsoring Downtown Plaza Festival

June 03, 2021

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. 

There will be no entry fee for the Downtown Plaza Festival!  Some of the traditional food options from Augustoberfest will be offered for sale, as well as beer, wine, and soda from 12PM-8PM.  Unfortunately, due to the smaller space, there will not be the traditional artisan vendors, but live music will be provided from 1PM-7PM.  Guests are invited to bring their own chair and/or blanket to sit and enjoy the entertainment; however, due to health department regulations, outside food and drink will not be permitted.

Chairwoman, Jill Colbert, shared, “The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented many challenges and the decision to postpone our 25th anniversary event was not easy.  We are very excited to sponsor this smaller event!  It is an opportunity for us to connect with our patrons, provide our community some fun, and thank everyone for their support throughout the years.  We know many are looking forward to getting back to normal, and the Foundation cannot wait to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Augustoberfest in 2022.”

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