Schützenfest, translated as the Marksman's Festival, is a traditional German fest dating back to medieval times.  It celebrates a marksman saving a young child's life from a vicious eagle attack.  Schützenfest was brought to Cincinnati in 1866 by German immigrants.

 

We continue this tradition each year with the shooting of a hand-carved eagle, perched high on a pole.  The marksman that shoots the last piece of the eagle is crowned “Schützen König”, or Shooting King, for the year.

 

Come celebrate with us and enjoy the Gemütlichkeit!

 

2016

Schützenfest

Pictures

Friday - 6 PM – Midnight

Saturday - 4 PM – Midnight

Sunday -1PM – 9 PM