Paradise Acres in Hope Mills hosts after 47 years in Spivey’s Corner 

Hope Mills, NC --  Paradise Acres keeps the North Carolina staple “Hollerin’” alive at the Worldwide Hollerin’ contest on October 8th.   “Hollerin’,”  a traditional form of communication used in rural areas to convey long-distance messages,  is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans.  “Hollers” exist for virtually any communicative purpose imaginable.  The hollers featured at the World Wide  Hollerin’ festival fall into one of these four categories: distress, functional, communicative or pleasure.  

The multi-year teen champion of the National Hollerin’ Festival, Ivy Hinson, hails from Fayetteville.   For a great sampling of hollerin’, watch her in the 2009 competition HERE.

The World Wide Hollerin’ Festival runs from 10 am to 6 pm on October 8th.  Admission is $3 per person and visitors are invited to bring their chairs, blankets and coolers and enjoy the contest on the 12-acre Paradise Acres facility. Music, food, contests, crafts and more are on the agenda for this special day. 

For more information on the festival, go to or call 910-633-4735.

 Eighty percent of the proceeds from the event are donated to Wags4Tags, an organization that matches trained shelter dogs with veterans suffering from psychological and emotional injuries.  More information:


The FACVB  is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit  or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Cumberland County is the America's first military sanctuary.