Schedule

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 12, 2019  

Location: Tommy Gun Warehouse

8:30 am- 11 am: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

  • By the Blooming Grove / Hemlock Fire Dept.

9:00 am Festival Opens

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Opening Ceremony

  • MC: Joey Gibson, Founder Patriot Prayer
  • Opening: Monroe County Color Guard followed by National Anthem by Eugene Kennet
  • Invocation: Pastor Matthew Guedes, Executive Director of Camp Freedom, PA
  • Welcoming Remarks: Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group
  • Speakers: Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
    John TIG Tiegen, Benghazi hero and author of 13 Hours
  • Founder's Address: HJ Sean Moon, Founder of Rod of Iron Ministries

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Activities

  • Shooting Range:
    • Specialty guns
    • Shooting of Tyrant Targets!
    • Shotgun clay shooting
  • Guns and Glamour: Featuring interesting outfits & guns available for photo shoot.
  • Photo session with VIPs
  • Youth activities
  • Seminar tent: https://www.rodofironfreedomfestival.org/seminars
  • Media Tent: Interviews will be scheduled with media (Hospitality Tent)
  • Rod of Iron Art Show: Youth, Adult and on-line categories (Art Tent)
    • Theme: The God Given Right to Bear Arms
    • Awards for each category: money, ribbons and prizes

Scheduled afternoon activities :

  • 1:00 – 2:00 Seminar: Kelly Ann Pidgeon,  Topic: Situational Awareness and Holster Options (Seminar Tent)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Gun Auction to benefit NRA, GOA and 2nd Amendment Foundation (main stage)
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Gun Appraisal booth: Rob Campbel, gunsmith & historian (Appraisal tent)
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Book signing by HJ Sean Moon / Our Father Forsaken (Book signing tent)
  • 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm Self Defense demo: Led by Black Belt Master Jojo (grass - main stage)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 pm  Seminar, Craig Sawyer,  Topic: Let’s Tackle this Horrific Situation Facing our Nation (Seminar Tent)
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Amanda Suffecool Concealed Carry Fashion Show (main stage)
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm  Alan Gottlieb, The 2A Battle in the Courts (Seminar Tent)

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  “Rod of Iron Freedom Awards”

  • Freedom Awards MC: Andy Hallinan, 2nd Amendment Advocate "Get armed. Get trained. Carry daily."
  • National Award: Gun Owners Foundation received by John Velleco, Executive Vice President of GOA
  • State Award: Armed and Feminine received by Founder Kelly Ann Pidgeon
  • Local Award: Friends of NRA received by Mike Barth and Kory Enck
  • Speaker: Robert Beierle, Publisher of Our Town Magazine

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Music Festival

8:00 pm Grand Finale Fireworks  

9:00 pm  Festival Closes

Sunday, October 13, 2019  

8:30 am- 11 am: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

  • By the Blooming Grove / Hemlock Fire Dept.

9:00 am: Festival Opens
11:00 am 12:30pm Opening Ceremony

  • Opening: National Anthem by Boats Against the Current
  • Invocation: Pastor George Cook
  • Speaker: Joey Gibson, Founder of Patriot Prayer / Freedom First
  • Speaker: Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, Founder of Vets 4 Child Rescue
  • Founder's Address: HJ Sean Moon, Founder of Rod of Iron Ministries

1:00 5:30 pm: Activities

  • Shooting Range:
    • Specialty guns
    • Shooting of Tyrant Targets!
    • Shotgun clay shooting
  • Guns and Glamour: Featuring interesting outfits & guns available for photo shoot.
  • Photo session with VIPs
  • Youth activities
  • Seminar tent: https://www.rodofironfreedomfestival.org/seminars
  • Media Tent: Interviews will be scheduled with media (Hospitality Tent)
  • Rod of Iron Art Show: Youth, Adult and on-line categories (Art Tent)
    • Theme: The God Given Right to Bear Arms
    • Awards for each category: money, ribbons and prizes

Scheduled afternoon activities

  • Seminar, John Tig Tiegen  Topic: The inside account of what really happened in Benghazi (Seminar Tent)
  • 1:00 - 3 pm – Gun Appraisal booth. Rob Campbell, gunsmith & historian (Appraisal tent)
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Book signing by HJ Sean Moon / Our Father Forsaken (Book signing tent)
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Gun Auction to benefit NRA, GOA and 2nd Amendment Foundation (Main Stage)
  • Dr. Paul Williams 2:30 - 3:30 pm Topic: The Very Real Threat of Militant Islam in America (Seminar Tent)
  • John Velleco 4:00 - 5:00 pm Topic: The Danger of Red Flag Laws

5:00 6:00 pm: Art Competition Awards

6:00 pm 7:00 pm: Music Festival (Main Stage)

7:00   GRAND FINALE BONFIRE

Ongoing Both Days

Wall of Remembrance

Exhibitors: local merchants, vendors, art show, etc.

Food Offerings: Pork BBQ, Italian, Sushi, Korean BBQ, Chicken BBQ, Coffee/Cake... etc.

Gold Tommy Gun Giveaway and other raffles.

Rod of Iron Art Show

Amanda will be running her Radio Show, Eye On The Target Radio throughout the weekend.

Wall of Guns Raffle / Gun Auction proceeds to benefit Friends of the NRA., GOA and SAF

There will be at least one exciting gun auction each day!

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Music Headline: Madison Rising

Merchants & Food Vendors

Shooting Range

Seminars & Self Defense Demo

Rod of Iron Art Show

Fireworks Saturday
&
Bonfire Sunday