Cincinnati (Springfield Township) – The Kolping Society announces the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Cincinnati’s Original German Fest (Since 1866). Schützenfest will be held this year from July 15 – 17 at the Kolping Center (10235 Mill Road / Cincinnati, Ohio 45231). Come and enjoy Authentic German Beer, Wine, Food, Bands, and Entertainment throughout our fest grounds, including our Large Air-Conditioned Fest Hall and Wein & Bier Stube, Biergarten, and Fest Tent. There is plenty of fun for the entire family, including our Kinder Platz with Rides and Games.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary, there are special events planned, including: a special soccer skills event put on by the Kolping Sports Club and FC Cincinnati on Saturday, a new public shooting event on Saturday evening, the offering of a special Schützenfest Kölsch beer, brewed by Christian Moerlein Brewing Company of Cincinnati, a commemorative booklet telling a complete history of the Cincinnati Schützenfest, and an outstanding entertainment lineup, including the Grammy nominated Alex Meixner Band, Heiner Schwenemann (Die Kölsche Quetsch from Cologne, Germany), and fantastic local entertainers. The traditional shooting for the new King event will take place on Sunday.
Admission is $3 per person, with children 15 and under Free, and includes Free ON-SITE Parking. We will be live on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all weekend. Enjoy the Gemütlichkeit!
Schützenfest is a traditional German fest which dates to medieval times. The fest celebrates a marksman saving a small child’s life from a vicious eagle attack. We commemorate this event each year with a hand-carved eagle, perched high on a pole, used as a target for the marksmen. The marksman who shoots the last part of the eagle has the honor of being proclaimed “SchützenKönig”, or Shooting King, for the year. This festival was started in Cincinnati by the Cincinnati Schützenverein in 1866 and has been carried on by the Catholic Kolping Society since 1925.
Schützenfest 150th Anniversary Celebration
July 15 – 17
Kolping Center in Springfield Township (10235 Mill Road / Cincinnati, OH 45231)
Contact: Jim Stukenborg, Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org