Pony Express Days

Pony Express Days is a town celebration that was established in 1968, 2016 will mark the 48th Annual Celebration.  It is a week long community event.  2015 included 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.  2016 Pony Express Days will run from Wednesday June 1st thru Sunday, June 5th.








2015 Chili Cook Off Winners
Best Professional Chili ~ Fieldbrook General Store
McKinleyville's Best Chili (amateur) ~ Nor Cal Pet
Best Team Name ~ Timber Ridge "Timber Ridge Chippers"
Best Dressed Team ~ Blue Lake Casino
Best Booth ~ Blue Lake Casino

2015 Parade Winners
Best Youth Group ~ Cub Scouts Pac 95 in the Fieldbrook Fire Truck
Best Senior Group ~ Mad River Honor Guard
Best Car ~ Wes Green Landscaping Materials tractors
Best Band ~ McKinleyville Middle School
Best Float ~ Miller Farms Nursery
Best Equestrian ~ Ming Tree Realtors
Best Overall Parade Entry ~ The Fun Guys Kenetic Sculpture

Applications for 2016 Pony Express Days events and vendor booths

Sponsor Form
Parade Entry Form
Chili Cook Off Entry Form
Festival Vendor Checklist
Festival Vendor Guidelines
Festival Vendor Application
Fire Department Requirements (Festival Booth)
Temporary Food Permit Application
Horseshoe Tournament Entry Form