Augustoberfest, the area’s largest German heritage festival will take place in the Central Lot off Potomac St. in the heart of downtown on August 22 and 23. While commemorating the area’s German heritage, this event also benefits the Augustoberfest Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for exchange students to the town’s sister city Wesel, Germany.
While enjoying a taste of German food and drink and browsing the items from craft vendors found at a traditional Oktoberfest, revelers will be treated to live music and entertainment featuring Die Schlauberger, Heidi and Heimat Echo Band with alphorns, and Alt Washingtonia Schuhplattler Verein. The children’s area will feature Horn’s Punch and Judy Show, a magic show, and arts and crafts activities.
The event also boasts a German Car Show and an exclusive sponsor Frühschoppen (German Buffet) with the finest Bavarian food and drink. More information can be found at augustoberfest.org.