Event: Schutzenfest

All weekend, the Kolping Society of Cincinnati will host Schützenfest, a traditional German festival dating back to medieval times.

Schutzenfest
Schutzenfest

All weekend, the Kolping Society of Cincinnati will host Schützenfest, a traditional German festival dating back to medieval times. Traditionally, the festival celebrates a marksman saving a small child’s life from a vicious eagle attack — commemorated annually with a hand-carved eagle, perched on a pole and used as a target for marksman. Whoever shoots the last part of the eagle has the distinct honor of becoming “Schützen King.” This year’s honorary celebrity Schützen Meister is Bob Herzog from Local 12 WKRC. Local bands will perform each night. The Kolping Society of Cincinnati offers German and American beers and a kids’ play area. 


6 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday; 1-9 p.m. Sunday. Kolping Society of Cincinnati, 10235 Mill Road, Greenhills, 513-851-7951, kolpingcenter.com.

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