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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 2025 Festival are
the evening of Friday, March 28th
and all day on Saturday, March 29th, 2025 ​

2024 Theme Announcement!

Get ready to unleash your inner superhero!

Read the press release here!

Fire Ant Festival News

2024 Festival T-shirts are available for purchase!

2024 Fire Ant Festival Photos

2024 Fire Ant Festival Photos
T-shirts are still available from our 2024 festival! We offer shipping options. Reach out to the Fire Ant Festival Committee via email to purchase.



We are so thankful for our 2024 platinum sponsors!