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"Iowa Black Powder Federation"

     The IBPF is a statewide organization interested in the promotion of safe shooting, rendezvous, and sharing in the history that is ours to remember and pass on to others.  Most of our members are located in Iowa, however we have many members who live outside of the state.  We believe in safety, family, friends, and the great outdoors.
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Iowa Black Powder Federation to hold "Everything Black Powder Jubilee 2014"

On March 29 and 30, 2014, the Iowa Black Powder Federation, a 501(c)(4) not for profit organization, will hold it's first "Black Powder Jubilee" in the Community Building, Hardin County Fairgrounds located at 301 11th Ave., Eldora, Iowa. Hours of the event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the 29th and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Thee Jubilee will feature approximately 100 tables for demonstration, display and trade, traditional and modern muzzle loaders and pre 1898 firearm (no modern firearms allowed). Presentations will include muzzle loader building, wood carving, metal engraving, books, early American crafts and clothing and a variety of associated accouterments.  While traditional dress is not required for either presenters or attendees it is encouraged for both to enhance the primitive flavor of the event.

In an earlier interview, Iowa Black Powder Federation President, Mr. Roger Eichelberger of Palmer, Iowa stated, "Even though the priority of the Iowa Black Powder Federation is the safe and responsible use of muzzle loading firearms the primary endeavor associated with this event is to raise awareness of the Iowa Black Powder Federation in the state of Iowa and recruit members with like interests.  By presenting the trades of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and the recreational variety this sport offers we are confident exposure gained by this event will encourage membership and growth. We hope you will come join us at this family event."

A food concession will be provided by the Kiwanis Club. Admission is only $3.00 (children under 12 are free but must be accompanied by an adult). Free admission to any military veteran with proper identification. For those interested in participating as a presenter or vendor, 8 ft. tables are available for $20.00 each. Early reservations by March 1, 2014 reduces the cost to $10.00 per table. Table reservations are available by contracting Mr. Terry Kamstra (712-348-1513) or via email at "".

The Iowa Black Powder Federation was formed in 1984 with a deep interest in black powder firearms for both target shooting and hunting. If you have an interest in collecting, building or shooting black powder this event s for you. To learn more visit the organization on the web at ""

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