145th Annual Schuetzenfest Is this Sunday in Round Top

Since 1873 the Round Top Schuetzenverein has been hosting its Schuetzenfest (Shooting Feast). This year is no exception. The shooting competition starts early on Sunday, September 16.

The participants will be shooting at a steel target some 168 ft distant. The goal is to hit the bullseye approximately the size of a silver dollar. The bullseye counts 12 points, thus a perfect score is 36, the goal of every marksman (Schuetzen). After all have taken their turn, scores are tallied and the new Schuetzenkoenig is declared. Now the 2017 Koenig must head out to the woods to cut some fresh cedar and form it into a crown called the “Kranz.”

 

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