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Augustoberfest to be held Aug. 24-25

August 09, 2013

The community is invited to celebrate Hagerstown's German heritage at the 18th annual Augustoberfest Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25.

A portion of downtown will be transformed into a mini-Munich, giving guests a taste of authentic Bavarian food, music and various other entertainment.

Attendees  be treated to a variety of performances, including German dancers, the popular Alphorn music and a German rock band, which will be headlining the event. There will be children's activities, including a Punch and Judy Show, which is also a favorite among many adults.

Entertainment can be enjoyed while sampling a taste of German food and drink, and craft vendors will have an array of items to purchase.

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Festivities will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. each day.

The celebration will be held, rain or shine, under a large tent in the Central Parking Lot.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the gate each day, and admission for those ages 12 and younger is free with a paying adult.

In addition, guests are invited to join in the Volksmarch, a 10K noncompetitive walk through the city on Saturday at 8 a.m. A 6K route will also be mapped out for those who would like a shorter distance.

Also on Saturday, Faire Off the Square with vendors will be held in the neighboring Elizabeth Hager Lot from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

New to the event this year is a German car show on Sunday by members of the Porsche Club of America's Potomac Region chapter.

This year Hagerstown celebrates the 61st anniversary of  its partnership with its sister city, Wesel, Germany.

A nonprofit organization, Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation helps to organize the event and supports exchange students from both Hagerstown and Wesel to share cross-cultural experiences.

For more information, call Karen Giffin at 301-739-8577, extension 116, send an email to kgiffin@hagerstownmd.org or go to www.augustoberfest.org.

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