Things to Do and See

Crime and Punishment Museum - housed in Turner County's 1906 historic jail, this unique and interesting museum takes you thru Georgia's crime and punishment history, from leased prisoners, chain gangs to the different forms of execution in Georgia history. A professional tour guide tells you the stories of past sheriffs who lived downstairs in the jail and inmates who lived upstairs. You will hear everything from love stories, ghost stories and much more. For more information, call the Chamber at 1-229-567-9696, or visit

World's Largest Peanut - located on I75 just south of exit 82 and in the center of the peanut belt, the World Largest Peanut is a monument to Georgia's number one cash crop.

Fire Ant Festival - held every year the fourth 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 from the Fire Ant Calling contest, a giant Fire Ant Maze, carnival, car show, arts and crafts, fireworks and much more. For more information visit

Calhoun Produce - a family owned and operated farm market which harvests and markets butter beans, peas and strawberries. Best known for their "pick your own" strawberry fields, tours are a fun learning experience and the market features fresh, Georgia grown produce. Find out more at

Carroll's Sausage and Country Store - with some of the best sausage in 33 flavors regular, mild, and hot, and some of the  best beef selections. A variety of local products, baked goods, and frozen items are available at Carroll's also.  The Store is currently located off exit 80, turn on Industrial Drive, the signs will lead you.

The French Market - truly a unique store which allows over 70 vendors to display and sell distinctive goods from home interior items, jewelry, pottery, art and much more. Go to

Hunting and Fishing - with some of the best hunting and fishing land in Georgia, Turner County has two professional hunting plantations. They feature quail and deer hunting, bird watching, fishing or just pure relaxation. Contact or for more information.

Bell's Daylily Garden - in the summer months, visit this outstanding Daylily garden and purchase flower varieties you have never seen before. For times, dates and more information call 229-567-2633.

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We Chose Ashburn:

Towns have personalities just like people and Ashburn is a fun place to live with friendly people and lots of community spirit. Plus, where else do they have a Fire Ant Festival? How fun is that! Don Winters moved from Ohio in 2004

My husband and I retired and were looking for a warmer climate and better cost of living. Ashburn is the best of everything - small town charm, friendly people, inexpensive living, and a great place to raise a family. - Sue Mastrario moved from New Jersey in 1992