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36th Annual Event

"Pony Express Days" in Mt. Zion, Illinois is an annual festival commemorating Mt. Zion's origin as the county's first mail depot on the road from Indianapolis to Springfield, in the late 1820's.  This year's celebration will be held August 18-21, 2016.


Last year, Pony Express Days brought more than 10,000 people to the Pony Express Grounds, at the Mt. Zion Lions Center, during the four days of activity.  We are hoping for an even bigger attendance this year.  This year's activities will again include a 13-ride carnival, afternoon and evening entertainment under huge big top tents, business and craft expositions, pretty baby contest, 5K and fun road races, mud drags, ATV races, mud volleyball, garden tractor pulls, live bands and much more.  Being one of the oldest celebrations in the county, Mt. Zion Pony Express Days continues to grow annually.

For forms for Mud volleyball, Bags or  5 k race go to Facebook page MtZionIlLionsClub

For more information email us.

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Aerial View of Pony Express Grounds

Mud Volleyball

Pony Express Workers

Mud Drags



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