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 7th.

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 will be available in March 2016.