Pony Express Days

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968, this year marks the 47th Annual Celebration.  It is a week long community event.  This year it includes a Beer & Wine Walk, Dance, Chili Cook-off, Farm Fest and Saturday's Parade down Central Avenue that rolls right into the big Family Festival in Pierson Park with a horse shoe tournament.  On Saturday & Sunday there is a Gymkhana, which is a series of competitive games on horseback.  2015 Pony Express Days will run from Saturday May 30th thru Sunday, June 7th.


Boots, Brew, Bites and Bordeaux
Saturday, May 30 5-8 p.m.
A beer and wine walk with food pairings thru McKinleyville.  Advanced tickets are $35 per person and $40 at the event. Ticket includes entry into the barn dance at A & L Feed.  21 & over.

See map here!

Tickets available at the following businesses:
A & L Feed and Garden Supply
Cloney's Pharmacy
Coast Central Credit Union
Country Chic Boutique
DMC Construction
Humboldt Land Title
Kreations Autobody
McKinleyville Animal Clinic
McKinleyville Fire Department
Miller Farms Nursery
Ming Tree Realtors
Mirador Glass
Nor Cal Pet Supply
New Trend Wireless/US Cellular
Ramone's Bakery
Ray's Food Place
Style House Salon
The Stork's Nest
Tri Counties Bank

Pony Express Barn Dance
Saturday, May 30 8-midnight, A & L Feed and Garden Supply
Following the beer and wine walk.  Live music, boot contest and more.  Tickets $10 per person.  21 & over.

Farm Fest
Saturday, May 30 noon-4 p.m., A & L Feed and Garden Supply
FFA will give homesteading demos, lots of farm friends and kid fun.

Chili Cook-off
Wednesday, June 3 5:30-7 p.m., McKinleyville Recreation Center
Live music, food and kid fun!  The diners are the judges.  $8 ticket gets you samples of ALL the chili, cornbread and honey and a vote for your favorite chili.  

Pony Express Days Parade
Saturday, June 6 11 a.m. start.  Runs down Central Ave. from Murray to School Roads

Pony Express Days Festival
Saturday, June 6 12 - 4 p.m., Pierson Park
Live music, kid activities, craft booths, food, Pony Express Saloon, horseshoe tournament and more!

Horseshoe Tournament
Saturday, June 6 1 p.m., Pierson Park Horse Shoe Pits

Saturday and Sunday, Jun 6 & 7, Kjer Rd. Rodeo Grounds


Chili Cook-off
Sponsorship Form
Festival Food & Craft Vendor Booth
Parade Entry Form
On-line Parade Entry Form
Horseshoe Tournament
Fund Raising Partnership App