West Coast Culinary Symposium 2022: March 11-13

The Kingdom of Caid is proud to host The Society for Creative Anachronism’s West Coast Culinary Symposium in 2022. This multi-Kingdom, 3-day event will be a chance for like-minded and enthusiastic people to get together and share their love and knowledge of pre-1600 period cooking and practices and share the tasty results. It is also a time to gather as friends, make new ones, share ideas, and teach our skills to others hoping to learn.

We are excited to announce our Keynote speaker is none other than the co-author of “An Early Meal- A Viking Age Cookbook and Culinary Odyssey”, Hanna Tunberg. Hanna hails from the Kingdom of Drachenwald. She earned a Master’s degree in Medieval Archaeology and uses her knowledge to work her way through thousands of years of food history. She has given lectures and workshops on medieval cooking around Europe and is now headed to the New World. 

This action-packed event will be held March 11th, 12th and 13th at Camp Wrightwood in Wrightwood, CA. Participants will be comfortably lodged in heated cabins with access to several onsite kitchens and outdoor cooking areas. There will be lectures, cooking demos and active discussions about pre-17th century historical cooking. This is a full weekend event with food provided.

Site Address: Camp Wrightwood 1401 Linnett Rd, Wrightwood, CA 92397

Schedule of the Weekend [All PST]:


2:00pm Site and Gate Opens

6pm there will be a Traveler’s Pot Luck


8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Classes Begin

12:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm Classes Resume

6:00pm Dinner

7:00 Festivities and Socializing


8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Classes Begin

12:00pm Event Ends

4:00pm Off Site/Site Closes

Class Schedule will be posted closer to the event. Want to teach?  Please fill out this form in order to register to teach a lecture or hands on demo cooking class: https://forms.gle/xrCjVQAc8zuLYZf49

Pre-registration will start Monday, November 1st 2021 at 12:00pm PST. Links will be shared closer to that date.

Registration Pricing: 

Standard Bunk Bed Membership Pricing for weekend $145 Thru January 3, 2022

Day Trip Saturday [Not “camping”] + All Meals $45 Thru January 3, 2022 Member Price

Day Trip Sunday [No meals] + $30 Thru January 3, 2022 Member Price

Double Bed Pricing Membership Pricing for weekend $310 Thru January 3, 2022.++

++There are a limited number of double beds available at a premium rate. These will be first come, first served and all registered for these beds, will be confirmed within 72 business hours whether you received one or not..

There is a $5 SCA member discount per person.

Prices will increase by $25 for anyone registering after January 3rd 2022! Please register early!

Traveling Tips for Site:

Typical driving times are:

90 minutes from the greater Los Angeles area

2 hours from Orange County

1 hour from Palmdale & Lancaster

3 hours from Las Vegas


To get here, tap 1401 Linnet Road, Wrightwood into your GPS/smartphone, or follow the directions below:

From LA, OC, San Diego, and Las Vegas: Make your way to the I-15 (south from Las Vegas, north for everyone else).  Take the exit for Hwy 138 East toward Palmdale; the exit is 20 miles south of Victorville and 17 north of San Bernardino. After 8.6 miles, you’ll come to a stoplight.  Turn LEFT onto Hwy 2.  Drive 5 miles to the town of Wrightwood, until you see a sign for Elm Street. Turn left onto Elm Street, drive another ¼ mile and you’ll be at the entrance to Camp Wrightwood.

From Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita:  From the intersection of Hwy 14 and 138, follow Hwy 138 east for 35 miles.  You’ll turn right onto Hwy 2, and drive 5 miles to the town of Wrightwood.  Turn left onto Elm Street, drive another ¼ mile and you’ll be at the entrance to Camp Wrightwood

Questions? Please contact seneschal@lyondemere.org