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Held the fourth weekend of March, small-town Ashburn welcomes visitors to the Fire Ant Festival, 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 infamous Manty Hose contest, a carnival, arts and crafts, fireworks, bands, 5K run and 1-mile fun run, BBQ cook off, and much more!

The dates of the 2024 Festival are
the evening of Friday, March 22nd
and all day on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 ​

2023 Theme Announcement!

I feel the need... the need for heat!

Come celebrate Top Ant with Mave-ant and Goose this year!

Read the press release here!

Fire Ant Festival News

2023 Fire Ant Festival Photos

2023 Fire Ant Festival Photos

2023 Festival T-shirts

T-shirts are still available from our 2023 festival! We offer shipping options. Reach out to the Fire Ant Festival Committee via email to purchase.



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