With history dating back to medieval times, the Schützenfest, or 'shooting festival', has long been celebrated in German towns.

In Adelaide the South Australian German Association has hosted the Schützenfest, the largest folk festival in the Southern Hemisphere, on an annual basis since 1964. The first Schüt­zen­fest was celebrated in Adelaide in 1865. Competitive shooting is one of the main features of the Schützenfest because good marks­man­ship was essential in the defence of medieval towns.

Schützenfest will be returning to Bonython Park this year, with over 40 stalls including German food and beverages, childern's activites, the Coopers Strong Arm Competition and much much more. It's an event the whole family can enjoy.

Events Details

Where: Bonython Park

Dates: January 10th & 11th

Times: Friday from 4.30pm and Saturday from 12pm

To find out more, visit