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(Event Cancelled) Oertha Cooks Playdate

Saturday August 1st, 2020
Palmer, Alaska

Period Food is Yummy! Come spend a day experimenting with period cooking and then enjoy the fruits of your labors! This event is modeled after the Cook’s Play Date held at West/An Tir War. Bring recipes, ingredients, and supplies and cook over coals or experiment with dishes in a modern kitchen. At the end of the day, sit down for a communal meal to share the day’s work.

Cook one dish or cook four! The day is all about experimenting, learning, and having fun with period cooking. An outdoor cook space with coals will be available as well as space in a modern kitchen. Some pipkins and other pots will be available as well. Bring what you have to share as well.

For the non-cooks, come out and enjoy a day with friends. Both heavy and rapier fighters will have space to practice, work on armor, or simply sit and tell glorious tales of war. Work on an art project or play a game. The day will end with samples of the cook’s efforts being shared. Because: Period Food is Yummy!

Please note:  No dogs are allowed per our contract with the site owner.  Limited parking is available directly behind the church and will be reserved for royalty.

Event Steward: Clare Elena de Montfort (Kerri Geppert) — Phone: (907)301-3393 No calls after 9 pm Alaska Time, please — E-mail:


Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, 17 and under Free, No Family Cap

From Anchorage and points south: Take your best route to the northbound Glenn Highway to Palmer. Take the Palmer exit at the Glenn Highway/Parks Highway interchange. **Follow the Glenn Highway to the Alaska State Fair sign. Turn right into the main parking lot. Go through the parking lot to the Red Gate. Park and walk through the gate. The Colony Church is just inside the Red Gate on the right-hand side.
From Fairbanks and points north: Take the Parks Highway to the Glenn Highway/Parks Highway interchange. Take the Palmer exit. Follow directions from ** above.