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On June 22 and 23 Civil War reenactors from all across the Midwest will be encamped at Wellington Farm USA near Grayling. All participants will be in period dress and the campsites will be authentic re-creations of both Union and Confederate camps. Throughout both days, demonstrations of life as it was lived in 1862 by those who were actively engaged in the Civil War will be on going. Saturday morning will be dedicated to military drill demonstrations, weapons drill demonstrations, camp life demonstrations and the actual firing of weapons and artillery.
At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 there will be a skirmish between the Union and Confederate forces. The skirmish will include the use of cannons and other artillery. At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 there will be a demonstration of cannon firing and other period weapons firing. There will be a night cannon shoot at dusk on Saturday.
Wellington Farm USA is a 60-acre living history complex depicting life as it was lived in a Midwestern farming community during the Great Depression. The historical complex is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. Sunday hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Wellington Farm, USA is located at 6944 S. Military Road southwest of Grayling. The farm is easily accessed from either Exit 251 of I-75 or Exi206 of US-127.