Gauderfest, popular festival in Zell am Ziller (Tyrol), celebrated on the 1st Sunday in May, starting with the traditional custom of Gauderschiessen. A parade ( Grasauslaeuten) is followed by various competitions and animal fights (such as ram fighting, cockfighting and Ranggeln). Specialities enjoyed at this festival include the "Gauderwuerste" sausages and the very strong "Gauderbock" beer (20% by volume), which is brewed especially for this event.
Literature#F. Haider, Tiroler Brauch im Jahreslauf, 21985; O. Koenig, Gauderfest in Zell am Ziller, 1967 (scientific film by the OeWF film society).