The Augustoberfest Event 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
For the 18th year of Augustoberfest, we will have a two-day festival that boasts festivities found at traditional Oktoberfest celebrations in Bavaria. The event will be on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The attendance of this event has doubled in size over the last two years and is becoming one of the most anticipated festivals in the region.
Augustoberfest will again be working with the Piedmont Pacers to sponsor a volksmarch on August 24, 2013 beginning at 8 a.m. A volksmarch is a non-competitive walk. This event combines fun, fitness and fellowship. This is a 10K walk with a shorter 5K trail for those who desire a shorter distance, and both walks will have a 1K optional addition.
On both Saturday and Sunday, participants will have a chance to enjoy Bavarian food, entertainment and fun. All of our entertainment offers a glimpse into German culture and folklore through authentic music, dance and songs. The popular Alphorn will be back as well. All of these entertainers are crowd pleasers.
The popular Frühschoppen, or German brunch, will continue this year for sponsors and features all the best of Bavarian food and drink. Sponsorship packages at the $1,500 level and above can include tickets for delicious food and drink at the Sunday event held between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
In addition, an expanded children’s entertainment area will feature a variety of activities and entertainment for the youngest German enthusiasts. A craft vendor area promises an abundance of holiday and decorative items.