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      *POSTPONED* Great Western War in Taft

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      October 6, 2020 - October 12, 2020


      13601 Ironbark Road
      Taft, California 93268

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      *POSTPONED* Great Western War

      *POSTPONED* Great Western War

      This event is being postponed.

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           Calling all Paladins, Healers, Rogues, and Sages of the past, present, future and good people one and all!

           Great Western War XXIII is drawing nigh!   And this year we pay homage to the history of gaming, and hospitality.  GWW is the premier camping event in the Kingdom of Caid, SCA. Any and all are welcome!

      Come join us for what we like to call the D2020 war!  

      Location: Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Road, Taft, CA 93268

      Here are just a few things to enjoy at GWW XXIII: 

      • Heavy Weapons (SCA hard suit/armored) - Both large battles and tournaments; opportunities for Combat archery, crossbows, and siege weapons.

      • Rapier Combat (SCA Fencing) - Fighting over several days, both large battles and tournaments. 

      • Equestrian - Activities over several days, games and challenges, staged castle siege, and other activities.

      • Thrown Weapons (target only) - Challenges and games. 

      • Archery - Both battle and target scenarios over several days (and some evenings).

      • Hound Coursing (dog courses) - Over several days. 

      • Youth Combat Activities over several days: games and challenges.

      • Arts and Sciences - Workshops and classes: both hands-on and lecture series learning opportunities, including a track of classes especially for children and young adults. 

      • Merchants - Many shopping opportunities, both hard goods, and food court.

      • Volunteering - Amazing opportunities to get involved and help make the event happen. 

      • Gorgeous Scenery - Fantastic views, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, wildlife enjoying the park lake.

      Preregistration opens on May 1st. 

      If you plan to pay at Gate, please note that Gate will only accept CASH (no checks or credit cards).

      Registration information: 

      Adult Premium Registration $105 (Members receive a $5.00 discount) includes a swag bag of goodies.  Quantities are limited to pre-registration only.

      Adult registration: $65.00  (Members receive a $5.00 discount) 

      Youth (11-17) registration: $40.00

      Children under 11 are free, (but must be registered) 

      The registration price is reduced by $5.00 if your arrival is Friday or Saturday.


      • From I-5. travel west on Taft Highway 119 (exit 244).

      • Go past the signs for "Buena Vista Recreational Area" -- Those signs will take you to the park "front" entrance, and you will have to back track and continue west on Hwy 119 to Golf Course Rd. 

      • Turn left (east) on Golf Course Rd (5.1 miles).

      • Turn left (east) on Ironbark Rd/Buena Vista Park. 

      • Proceed to the gate for check-in. The GWW entrance will be located at the park's "back" entrance, not the main entrance off Highway 43.

      GWW is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield. 

      Event Stewards: Magistra Claudia Prima, Master Christian de Guerre, and Dame Ismay of Giggleswick


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