Ojai Valley Gun Clubs Presents

The 51st Annual Sespe Rendezvous

taking place from October 11th through 16th, 2022

The Sespe Rendezvous is a celebration of the Pre-1840 Fur Trade Era. Period attire is encouraged,

but not required. Day visitors and speculators are welcome at no charge. Bring your own food.

Shooting events begin on Tuesday, October 11th at 8 A.M.

Shooting Events:

Adult Shooter's Fee = $30

Entry Includes:

  • Paper Trail Walk

  • Steel Silhouette Trail Walk

  • 4X4 Indian Team Match (Friday 5 PM)

Additional Events:

  • Pistol & Revolver Matches, $3

  • Cartridge Match - Paper or Silhouette, $5

  • Shotgun, $5

  • Seniors Match, $3

  • Daily Re-entry, $1

  • Cannons and Mortars

  • Other Events as Approved

Competition Rules:


  • Muzzle loading rifles and pistols using patched, round balls. Exception: Military-style guns may use conical bullets if they were designed for them.

  • Cap and ball revolvers are also acceptable.

  • Not allowed: Modern, sealed and in-line ignition systems.

  • Shooters must register for all events in which they wish to compete

General Information :


  • First come-first served

  • Fee = $30 (Includes one shooter's fee)

For the benefit of the Club, payment of shooter's fees and camping fees are required of all attendees. This includes Club members.

  • There are 3 separate camping areas

    • Primitive

    • Tin/Teepee/Generator Equipped

    • Non-Generator Equipped Shelters

  • Bring your own firewood. Cutting or gathering any vegetation is prohibited by the United States Forest Service.


  • No vehicles in primitive area except to unload

  • Quiet time is maintained after midnight

  • Modern firearms not allowed in camp


Other Amenities:

  • The facility has free hot showers (bring your own soap & towel)

  • Paved road all the way to the Range Gate

Other Events:

  • Other events may be added as the mood strikes us, or as we have enough interested parties to pull it off

Y'all come- It's gonna be

loads of fun for everyone!!

Traders Row:

  • All traders of Period Merchandise are welcome. Trader set-up is available on Monday October 10th, 2022


(Fearless Leader to Contact)

Charles Bates


Ojai Valley Gun Club is a permittee of the Los Padres National Forest and is an Equal Opportunity Service Provider


From Hwy 101 in Ventura take Hwy 33 Northbound, then about 14 miles from Ojai to Rose Valley Road, go east on Rose Valley Road for about 3.5 miles. The Gun Club will be on the left.