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A Schützenfest is a traditional festival. It is a kind of fair featuring shooting match. At a Schützenfest contestants compete their shooting abilities for example by shooting at a wooden bird. The winner of the Competition is the 'Schützenkönig' ("King of Marksmen") until the next Schützenfest. In Germany a Schützenfest is celebrated in many villages and Towns once a year in the summer. The biggest Schützenfest take place in Germany (Hannover and Neuss) every year.



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In German, the term is also used for team sport events in which an unusually high number of goals is scored. This can be both on either side or on both, i.e. a 6-1 result in soccer could as well be called a "Schützenfest" as a 6-4.