About The Rally
The Freedom Rally in Ohio was started in 1988 by ABATE/CMRO Region 8 to benefit the Department of Disabled American Veterans of Ohio in which the money was used to help with their service dog program and transportation programs until State and Federal funding became available for these programs. During this time a Vietnam Veteran from the Forget-Me-Not Society by the name of Luther Jones organized the Saturday night Vigil to honor and remember our POW/MIA's which was as big, if not bigger attraction than all the other events of the weekend. After a lengthy stay at the Toronto Band Camp the Freedom Rally was moved to Outlaw Xtreme in Waynesburg until 2008 when CMRO folded and merged with ABATE of Ohio Inc., and the Region 8 Board decided to table the Freedom Rally.
In 2013 a committee was formed to research a time, place and way to finance to bring the Freedom Rally back to life which led to great working relationship with the Carroll County Veterans Club and their 59 acres. In 2014 ABATE of Ohio Inc. Region 8 announced that the Freedom Rally would return in 2015 and since then we've been able to keep it going with a weekend full of things to do, and 4 of the areas top bands.
All proceeds go local Veteran Charities that fought for our Freedom, and to ABATE of Ohio Inc. that continues to fight for our Freedom of the road. It happens this year from June 29 thru July 1, 2018 at 2038 Brenner Rd. Carrollton, Ohio and yes we still do the Vigil.
Director Region 8
ABATE of Ohio Inc.
JUNE 29, JULY 1 2018
GATES OPEN 12:00 PM
PRIMITIVE CAMPING/ SHOWERS
2 BANDS EACH NIGHT FRIDAY & SATURDAY
VETERANS VIGIL 8:30 PM FRIDAY NIGHT
GROUP RIDE TO OHIO VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK CLINTON, OHIO
MR. & MRS. FREEDOM RALLY CONTEST
Admission $30.00 Weekend per person
$15.00 Day per person
** ANY MRO member Pre-Registration only $20.00 Weekend**
Call Tim for Pre-Registration Info: 330-243-4273
Proudly Sponsored By
IDA'S CAFE/ 1715 BRYAN AVE. SW CANTON, OHIO 44706
COUNTRY INN 3979 ALABAMA AVE. NORTH LAWRENCE, OHIO 44666
Friday Night Band Line Up
Ryan Michaels & The Redneck Romeos
Saturday Night Band Line Up
Still Wild Band