Schutzenfest on the Steppes

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Come one and all to celebrate another summer of shooting and riding! After six celebrations of the German Schutzenfest, we're taking a trip to Mongolia. Called "the second-oldest Olympics," this summer festival has celebrated archery, horse-racing, and wrestling for centuries, reportedly since the time of Genghis Khan!

Shoot 'til you drop, ride 'til you fall, compete for the title of Schuetzenkoenig, and feast and revel into the night. The event opens with a torchlight shoot on Friday evening. Saturday starts with some challenging twists on the standard Schuetzenkoenig competition, the Nordskogen Archery Championship tourney, and an afternoon of novelty shoots and a youth-only shoot. Equestrian activities include a challenge course and horse archery.

Feast will be a period Mongolian meal created by Mistress Aramanthra the Vicious. There will also be a free lunch for all archers and dedicated scorers.

The evening will close with a firelight revel and Mongolian wrestling!

Fees: Please pre-register to help us with land allocations and feast! Pre-registrations must be postmarked 6/8/07 or earlier. Seating for feast is limited.

Site
Pre-registered $10 member/$13 non-member
At the door $15 member/$18 non-member
$6 children under 12

Feast
$10 pre-registered
$12 at the door
Children under 12 half price
***Mongolian cooking is NOT vegetarian friendly! A special vegetarian option will be available for pre-registered feasters only. Pre-registrations must be postmarked on or before 6/8/07.***

Camping: $10 for the entire weekend
Merchant Space is available and free. Please contact autocrat.

Site opens at 3pm on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday.

Site is wheelchair accessible and wet. There are showers and flush toilets on site. Shade on the archery range is limited. Please bring a shade fly to share! All shoots are open to children; children may ride if a parent or guardian is present.

Directions
Take your best route to the intersection of Hwy 5 and I-494 in the southwestern corner of the Twin Cities metro area. (From the east, take I94 west to I494 west; from the southeast, take I90 to 35W north to I494 west.) Follow Hwy 5 west through Chanhassen and Victoria to Waconia. Turn right onto Maple Street, then left on 3rd. The second fairground entrance is on the left.

http://nordskogen.northshield.org/sfest/ Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Waconia, Minnesota)