It's time for the annual cherry pit spitting contest in southwestern Michigan.

The Cherry Pit Spitting Championship is Saturday at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm near Eau Claire, just north of the Indiana border.

In addition to the main spit-offs for men and women, there's a number of youth competitions on the schedule as well as a competition for dignitaries.

Owner Herb Teichman launched the tournament as a lark nearly four decades ago. It now attracts competitors from the U.S. and beyond.