Fire Ant Festival
Everyone Welcome ... Except Jolene!
Small-town Ashburn, Georgia, is welcoming visitors to the Fire Ant Festival this weekend, but not the ants themselves. Known for its wacky and off-the-wall activities, the festival offers family-oriented fun for all ages. 

Activities include the fire ant calling contest, the giant fire ant maze, a carnival, 100+ arts and crafts, best fireworks in South Georgia, local entertainment, a 5K run and 1-mile fun run, BBQ cook-off, and so much more!

Make plans to visit us this weekend as we celebrate Dolly Part-ANT! Everyone is welcome... except Jolene!

Location of Events: Heritage Park in Ashburn, GA (behind Colony Bank) See location

Check Out Our Schedule of Events!
Dolly is coming to the festival ... kind of!
Dolly Parton, impersonated by Melody Knighton, will be performing on Saturday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. She will have a meet-and-greet with photos opportunities after her show. She will also walk the crowd and welcome everyone to the Dolly Part-ANT-themed festival!
More Live Entertainment! 
Friday, March 25
“An eclectic bluesy sound with a soulful Southern twist.”
–Angie Miller, Connect Savannah

We are so excited to welcome to the Fire Ant Festival Main stage:
Andy Johnson

He will be playing for us on Friday, March 25, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Andy Johnson is a writer, singer, and guitarist from Upson County, Ga., known as the frontman of Middle Georgia band Royal Johnson from 2014-2019.

His folk-rock aesthetic, country charm, and soulful blues presence have afforded him opportunities to perform at some of the Southeast’s most respected venues and work under the tutelage of some of Southern music’s pioneers, such as Hall of Fame Producer Paul Hornsby and R&B guitar legend Robert Lee Coleman.

Andy Johnson also won the Atlanta Blues Challenge in consecutive years (2016-2017) as a member of Dos Blues Guys. He has a diverse history, which presently affords him multiple groups with diverse booking options. 
Saturday, March 26
We are so excited to welcome
Ten Mile Bay

Ten Mile Bay will on the main stage as our house band throughout the day on Saturday, March 26, and as our main musical guest Saturday evening from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Formed in 2019, Ten Mile Bay’s exhilarating play of country music, Southern rock music, and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from South Georgia’s music scene.

The group’s dynamic friendship along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Their stage presence represents their diverse taste in music, and their sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of an aggressive attitude, emotive expression, progressive intellect, and modern flair.

Band Members are Mike Davidson, guitar; Joel Stonecypher, lead vocals, bass; Dustin Robinson, lead guitar; and Seth Stonecypher, drums.
Events still Open for Participation
Open to all ages – Saturday, March 26, 2022
Check in time: 7 a.m. 5K Run: 8 a.m. One Mile Fun Run: 8 a.m.

Registration Form: Click Here!
Online Payment: Click Here!

Location: Old Turner County Middle School, 330 Gilmore St. Ashburn, Ga.
Entry Fees: 5K: Adults $20; Students $10 (high school and younger);
1 Mile Fun Run: $10 Prizes will be awarded for age categories, overall male and female winner, and overall one-mile fun run winner.

For more information contact: Coach Wilson at 912-850-2240 
Any pet is welcome at the annual Pet Parade:
Goats, cows, dogs, and cats, oh my!

Pre-register your pet here

Bring your pets to Heritage Park on Saturday; lineup is at 9:45 a.m. for preregistered pets. If the pet has not been registered,
then please be at the park at 9:30 a.m. to register the pet.

The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Get a Souvenir Shirt!
No matter what you enjoy doing, there is something for everyone! 
Fun, fantastic food, and fair rides galore.

We hope to see you this Friday and Saturday! 

Contact the Fire Ant Festival Committee 
Email us at: [email protected]

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