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 News


January 19, 2022

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 […]


June 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update

June 10, 2020

The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation has been closely monitoring all COVID-19 communications, and Maryland Phase progressions.  At this time, with the state just recently entering into Phase 2, and no projection of when festivals without social distancing will be allowed, we sadly are unable to host the event this year.  As this is going to be […]


April 22, 2020 Update

April 22, 2020

The Augustoberfest Committee is monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Should the event take place in August, we will follow state regulations and implement CDC guidelines for the safety of our patrons. This may result in a limited event this year. We will post updates to this website and to our Facebook page as decisions are […]


2020 Vendor Applications Available Now!

March 20, 2020

We’re pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for artisan craft and dessert vendors to vend at our 25th annual Augustoberfest, August 15-16, 2020. Information and application here. Deadline is June 5.


Just 2 weeks away is the 24th Annual Augustoberfest

August 02, 2019

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 […]


Augustober selected for Hagerstown Magazine’s 2018 Hot List

March 05, 2019

The Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation is honored to have earned the title of Hagerstown Hotlist’s Best “Festival/Special Event” of 2018. This award would not be possible without the continued support of our community and festival patrons from near and far. Your support aids in providing scholarship funds that benefit our Wesel Sister City Foundation to send […]


Now accepting Dessert and Craft Vendor Applications

November 13, 2018

Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for desserts and craft vendors for the 24th annual Augustoberfest, Saturday, August 17, 2019 and Sunday, August 18, 2019.   Augustoberfest Dessert and Craft Vendor Packet 2019


Calling all volunteers!

June 27, 2018

We’re always looking for volunteers for Augustoberfest! And our volunteer drive is in full gear! This is truly a FUN EVENT!! There is tons of German food, music, and good times. Joining up as a volunteer makes it even more fun. Sign up as an individual or as a corporate team. We are looking for […]


2018 Sponsorship Drive Underway

March 07, 2018

Support Augustoberfest by becoming a season sponsor! Benefits include tickets 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 2018 […]


We’re Looking for Volunteers!

March 07, 2018

We’re looking for volunteers! For 23 years, the Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation has put on this amazing landmark festival in downtown Hagerstown. Augustoberfest celebrates German culture through food, music, dance, and more! In doing so, we raise funds that help support many worthwhile organizations in our community, including The Sister City Foundation where we give out thousands […]