From Fire Ant Festival Website:Held the last full weekend of March, Ashburn welcomes the Fire Ant Festival, 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, carnival, arts and crafts, fireworks, bands, photo contest, art contest, health fair, BBQ cookoff, Strawberry cookoff, and much more! The Carnival for the festival in 2014 will have tickets to purchase for arm bands at the Chamber, Colony Bank, or South Georgia Bank for price to be announced. Arm Bands will be available to be purchased at the Carnival, the price will be $15.00.
The dates of the Festival are the evening of March 28th, and all day on March 29th, 2014. The evening of Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. will be the Lip Sync Contest, a Gone With The Fire Ant Theme, 8:00 P.M., will be a concert, 9:30 P.M. will be the Fireworks at the 19th Annual Fire Ant Festival in Heritage Park, sponsored by the City of Ashburn. Our theme for the year of 2014 is Gone With The Fire Ant! , a Movie Songs theme. There is no charge for the concert in the park. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun in the park!