If you ever wondered what a holler was, head on out to Spiveys Corner in the southeast part of the state on Saturday.
The 45th annual National Hollerin' Contest begins at 11 a.m. with farm demonstrations and a fifteen team barbecue cook-off. Organizers say the hollerin' starts around 4 p.m. Aaron Jackson is chair of the event. He says the generations-old practice was not about yelling or screaming, but about communicating.
"People really weren't transient. You're born in the area and you kind of tended to stay there," Jackson explains.