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One event on Sun, 17 October 2021 at 11:00 AM
One event on Sat, 23 October 2021 at 9:00 AM
One event on Sun, 24 October 2021 at 11:00 AM
Punkin’ Chunkin’ 2021 – A must see-must do event that happens every October at Wellington Farm USA. During Punkin’ Chunkin’, giant catapults throw pumpkins into oblivion. Sling shots and air cannons provide visitors an opportunity to shoot a pumpkin in flight and win a prize. The cider mill is in operation and fresh cider and hot donuts are available.
About the Venue:
Wellington was a farming community that was formed as farmers began settling there in the late 1870’s to take up land left by the lumbering companies. Many of those farmers were Civil War veterans. Wellington existed officially from 1881 until 1918, that being the period of time that the Wellington Post Office was in operation. During that 31 year period the post office had 8 different locations, as whom ever was the post master kept the post office in his house. One of those locations is where Wellington Farm, USA is today.
One of those very early settlers was Wellington Batterson, a Civil War Veteran. He homesteaded to the area in 1874. He helped to organize Crawford County, he wrote the charter that created it and when the county was organized in 1879 he was appointed its first judge, a position which he held well into the 20th century and he was recognized as one of the most prestigious judges in Northern Michigan. It is likely that the post office and the community were named after him.