Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) ** Kingdom of Caid ** Great Western War XVII - Oct 8-13, 2014

Great Western War XVII

Oct 8-13, 2014

The theme for this year's Great Western War is
The Art and Pageantry of War.

Pre-Registration and Land Allocation is now closed.

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What is Great Western War (GWW)?

Great Western War (GWW) is the major camping event in the Kingdom of Caid, SCA for Southern CA, Vegas NV, and Hawaii. The 16th GWW will to be held Oct 8-13, 2014. The event is held at Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268. It is an easy drive over the hill (north of Los Angeles, over the grapevine I-5) to a lovely park where we have a large lakeside area all to ourselves.

Site Location

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.


GWW Gatebook

Check out the Gatebook (PDF) for
GWW XVII, Oct 8-13, 2014
GWW XVII Gatebook PDF

Key Activities and Features

Finding the Site

Great Western War is held at
Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268

Directions: (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.


Finding GWW
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