2019 Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous
Join us for the 49th Annual Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous on April 24-28, 2019 at the McCafferty Range near Weldon, California. Be here for the Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous in the Southern Sierra Nevada of Central California for a Celebration of our Nation’s Frontier History. Primitive, Tin Teepee or Flatlander.
Everyone is welcome at the Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous! Period dress highly recommended, yet not required. Limited water and firewood, please bring yer own. Acoustic musicians welcome as well as daily visitors.
Rifle, single event $15 (trail or paper)
Aggregate $25 or Husband/wife $35
Pistol paper & trail $8
Juniors/Pee-Wees, blanket prize
BML lunch available Thursday thru Sunday (while food lasts)
Breakfast Thursday thru Sunday B&G add Egg for $1 xtra.
Friday Night – Enchiladas & Fixings
Saturday Night Dinner – Salisbury steak
Primitive Camping area available
Modern Camping Area available for your “Tin” T-Pee
Dogs must be on a leash & under strict control at all times.
Generators okay 7am to 9pm
Traders Row (no traders fee)
Period traders welcomed, contact the Booshway)
Shooting Events (Open Iron Sights & Patched Round Ball)
NO INLINE OR MODERN FIREARMS
Rifle Aggregate – Paper and trail
Rifle paper or trail
Pigs & Chickens Trap Door
Pistol- paper & Trail
Special Daily Shoot (Wed-Sat)
Single Shot Cartridge
Trail (re-entry) Various trail walks (Rifle, cartridge & pistol)
Junior Events (Junior’s need cross-sticks)
Other Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous Activities
Friday night dinner $10
Saturday night dinner Tri tip $12
Jam Session Friday night
Costume Contest Friday after dinner
Daily Raffle & 50/50 drawings
Sunday Prizes & Raffle
And other events to be determined
For more information:
Ron Rogers @ 760-549-9940 (Booshway)
Jim Malouf @ 760-376-6878 (President); Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Near Snow Street in Weldon, CA 93283
Driving Map Link
You will be about 15 miles from the markets and hospital.
Please bring your own water and firewood. Be prepared that if you packed it in, Pack it out!
Look for RDV signs at Kelso Valley Rd.
Directions From Lake Isabella, CA
Depart Lake Isabella Blvd toward Young Ave 0.4 mi
Turn left onto Elizabeth Norris Rd 0.4 mi
Take ramp right and follow signs for CA-178 East 14.0 mi
Turn right (south) onto Kelso Valley Rd (Look for RDV signs) 5.3 mi
Road name changes to S Kelso Valley Rd 4.8 mi
Bear left onto Janice Ave, and then immediately bear left onto Snow St Unpaved Road 0.7 mi
Arrive at near Snow St, Weldon, CA 93283 (Look for RDV signs)
The last intersection is Janice Ave
Turn left at Snow St, (look for RDV sign)
Destination near Snow St, Weldon, CA 93283
For more information:
Call Ron Rogers (Booshway) @ 760-549-9940
Or Jim Malouf (President) @760-376-6878
About Peter Lebec, namesake of the Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous
A mysterious message found carved into the bark of an oak tree read: “Peter Lebeck [sic] Killed by a X Bear Oct 17 1837.” The discovery of Lebec’s famous epitaph by the Foxtail Rangers (a group of Bakersfield outdoor enthusiasts) was not the first, but was definitive proof that Lebec once lived and was struck down by a grizzly and buried below the tree that bears (pun intended) the inscription. The most likely theory of the mystery of Peter Lebec is that he was a fur trapper, but not with a French Canadian company as was long suspected. It would appear that he was more likely a part of Jean-Baptiste Chalifoux’s gang of trappers and horse thieves from New Mexico who were known to be in the area in 1837. But local lore prevails. To this day, a Peter Lebec Rendezvous is held each year to honor the mysterious frontier trapper. One thing is for sure: Lebec’s unfortunate encounter with a grizzly made him Kern County’s most famous mountain man.
Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Bakersfield Muzzleloaders Peter Lebec Rendezvous at the McCafferty Range near Weldon, California.
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