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Great Western War XVI

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 to Monday October 14th, 2013
Taft, California

Greetings Lords, and Ladies!

As summer sets to the rise of fall The Kingdom of Caid sends forth its battle call. Temper your war weapons in the heat of battle, display your Valor for the knowne world, create a legendary tale that will be spoken from Camp Fire to Tavern Hall from that day till the end of time. All this and more can be had at Great Western War, October 8-14.

This year we celebrate “War through the Ages”.Daily themes starting on Thursday through Sunday with themed including themed activities, and battles.

  • Thursday kicks off with the rise and fall of the Roman/Greek Empires.
  • Friday continues from the Dark Ages through the Viking Age.
  • Saturday we explore the Crusades through the War of the Roses.
  • Sunday we celebrate the high middle ages through the Renaissance!

We encourage everyone to cross dress their persona’s time period. The stewards will be looking for those individuals embracing the daily themes, and rewarding them with tokens of appreciation. Preregistration is happening now and will be in effect until July 31st. Land allocation is directly linked to preregistration, and each preregistered camper will be allocated 250 sq. ft. for their camp. Additional land may also be purchased for your day shades, kitchens, and gathering areas if needed.

Please check and follow the links to the preregistration.

Enjoy our wonderful site with green lawns, shade trees, lake breezes, and big blue skies at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268. It is an easy drive over the hill to a lovely park where we have a large lakeside area all to ourselves.

So much to see and do!!! Archery and thrown weapons, hound coursing and A & S classes too! Volunteers are needed as well! Earn raffle tickets, and volunteer recognition for your local area!

Your stewards for GWW XVI are Master Conhcobhar Mac Cionaoith, OP, Mistress Eilidh na Tire Dharigh, OP, and Baron Christian de Guerre can be reached at

Please see the website for details and admission pricing.

Site Information: 

(Approx 25 miles southwest of Bakersfield) 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.