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Oertha Cooks' Playdate and Meet & Beat

Saturday July 29th, 2023
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. 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. Bring what you have to share. For the non-cooks, come out and enjoy a day with friends.

And we didn’t forget about the fighters! While the cooks are cooking, enjoy a Meet and Beat. Classes for both heavy and rapier fighters will be offered throughout the day. Stay tuned for details on classes and fighters that will be attending.

This is a relaxed event to share and enjoy each other’s company. The day will end with samples of the cook’s efforts shared with all. 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 and handicapped permits.
Here is the link about the site from the Alaska State Fair website:

Terrain Description: Gravel road behind building, level ground, building is ramp accessible, two accessible bathrooms
Site is Wheelchair Accessible

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

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 10 AM and closes at 8 PM
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $20, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15, 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.