Spring, the time to get back into action after a long winter, cold or not. And many of the cities and small towns in Georgia are rolling out the red carpet for visitors this spring with some great festivals. These are a great opportunity to come out and support the local communities as much of the money raised goes to community projects and also a chance to see a part of America that you may otherwise not think of visiting. And where else can you find festivals for fire ants and frog jumping contests.
The Fire Ant Festival, Ashburn, Georgia
March 23 & 24, 2007
Americans will find a way to celebrate almost anything, even the lowly fire ant. This has to be one of the most unusual and fun festivals that anyone has ever thought of. And there are so many activities going on all day for the whole family, that there is no need to worry about anyone wanting to leave, as a matter of fact, they will not want it to end.
There will be a craft show both days, so being some cash and get something really special. You can also see demonstrations and talk to some expert crafters and get yourself some inside tips. There will be crafts in all price ranges, something for everyone.
Do you like strawberries? Have a special strawberry recipe? There is a strawberry cook off you might be interested in entering. Or you may just want to get some samples. Of course just looking at the entries will make you super hungry and you will not be disappointed. There will be many food vendors with every type of chow you can imagine and probably some you cannot.
The Fire Ant Walk & 5K Run is one of the very special events and if you can participate, you can help make a difference in a child’s life. All the precedes from the rum are used for child abuse prevention and awareness in Turner County.
Classic Car / Bike Show & Poker Run. If you have a classic car or bike, join in this one and get to tour some beautiful country. Or just come and some really unusual modes of transportation.
On Saturday night, Heritage Park will be the site of one huge street dance, so come and join in or just hang around under that stars.
All of the fun is not on the ground either. Look skyward and you will see a great air show, that you are more than welcome to compete in and with a prize of $450, it is well worth the effort, but you have to bring your own plane.
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Conyers, Georgia March 24-25, 2007
Nothing says spring like a March festival held under the beautiful flowering cherry trees. It says spring and fun and a good time for all. And this is no small affair, with over 300 crafts vendors alone. There will be special events for the kids, plenty of food and continuous free entertainment.
One of the most unusual festivals. Looking for a good old time, stop in Waycross, Georgia for an unusual couple of day of fun March 30-31, 2007. For starters there is the SwampFest Beauty Pageant. There are two age groups, girls up to 6 years and then 7-21. The Waycross Idol Singing contest, 5K and 10 K runs and a special for the kids, a jumping frog contest. And it will not stop there either.