DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Crowds went wild for the greased pig and calf scramble on Monday night.

Area High School 4H and FFA students participated in the greased pig and calf scramble at the BankPlus arena at the Peanut Festival.

20 participants lined up in the first round to get ten calves across the finish line. The ten winners would take home their very own calf to raise.

After a year of care and training, the winners will bring the calves back to show at the next Peanut Festival for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship to the college of their choice.

In the second round, 20 contestants were challenged to catch ten greasy pigs. The winners of the greased pig contest would take home the pigs to raise as well.

These events are held in honor of Joe Carothers, a former Alabama State Representative from the Wiregrass that was known for his support of agriculture.