National Hollerin' Contest
This event is held each year in late June in
the small town of Spivey's Corner. It is based on the custom,
prevalent among country folk of an earlier era, of loudly
calling across the fields to neighbors as the only available
means of communication from a distance. In the era of the cell
phone, this tradition has disappeared, but it is preserved in
the Hollerin' Contest. There are separate categories for men,
ladies, and children, as well as a whistling contest and a
conch shell and hunting horn blowing contest. Musical
entertainment, games, exhibits, an arts and crafts show, and
plenty of food round out the day. Sponsored by the Spivey's
Corner Volunteer Fire Department, the contest raises funds for
Originally submitted by: Bob Etheridge, Representative (2nd District).
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