Tifton Gazette


March 20, 2013

18th annual Fire Ant Festival to be held this weekend

ASHBURN — The 18th annual Fire Ant Festival will be held this weekend in Ashburn. Offering family-oriented fun for all ages, this year’s festival has a Michael Jackson theme, “Fire Ant Thriller.”

The Fire Ant Festival features a wide variety of entertainment. Colony Bank’s Heritage Park is the setting for all evening entertainment. The following is a schedule of events:


• 6 p.m. - Lip sync contest - pop music and moonwalk contest

• 7:30 p.m. - Disc Connected K9’s world famous Frisbee dogs

• 8 p.m. - Todd Allen Herendeen, celebrity impersonator, will do Michael Jackson and a variety of other celebrities

• 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks at Heritage Park


• 8 a.m. - Fire Ant 5K Run and One mile Fun Run at Turner County Alternative School on Gilmore Street

• 9:45 a.m. - Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post 98 and National Anthem by the Turner County High School Chorus

• 10 a.m. - noon - Health fair starts at alternative school gym

• 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Art show and photo contest at alternative school gym

• 10 a.m. - Pet parade, arts and crafts, and food vendors open, BBQ Bash and Cook-Off at Heritage Park

• 10 a.m. - Free entertainment at Heritage Park all day

• 10 a.m. - Registration for Poker Run at Turner County Elementary School

• 10:30 a.m. - Dr. Doctor Band at Heritage Park

• 11 a.m. - Disc Connected K9’s world famous Frisbee dogs

• 11 a.m. - Poker Run at TCES

• Noon - until - Carnival and dancer’s point at Heritage Park

• 12:30 p.m. - Dr. Doctor Band

• 1 p.m. - Disc Connected K9’s world famous Frisbee dogs

• 1:30 p.m. - Fire Ant Calling Contest at Heritage Park

• 1:45 p.m. - Men’s Pantyhose Contest at Heritage Park

• 1:50 p.m. - Bubble gum blowing contest

• 2 p.m. - Dr. Doctor Band

• 2:30 p.m. - Juggler Bruce Sarafian

• 3 p.m. - Disc Connected K9’s world famous Frisbee dogs

• 3:30 p.m. - Dr. Doctor Band

• 4 p.m. - Juggler Bruce Sarafian

• 4:30 p.m. - Dr. Doctor Band

• 5 p.m. - BBQ Bash and Cook-Off awards

• 5:30 p.m. - Strawberry Cook-Off at Thrasher House Grounds

• 6 p.m. - Strawberry Cook-Off and photo awards at Thrasher House Grounds

• 6:30 p.m. - Chili dog eating contest at Pat’s Place

• 7 p.m. - Street dance with “Dance thru the Decades” with DJ Nick McClellan

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