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Pony Express Days

Pony Express Days is Eagle Mountain City’s annual festival, celebrating our community and its historical ties to the Pony Express Trail. It is usually held from Memorial Day weekend through the first days of June – a great way to start the summer.

The Pony Express Rodeo and Demolition Derby are held at the Pony Express Memorial Park Arena and are managed by Pony Express Events.

Carnival Boutique Sales & Food Vendors Registration

Promotional/Informational Booth Registration for Family Fun Night (no sales allowed)

Entertainment Stage Performer Application

Parade Entry Registration Form

Due to construction in the area during the time of our Pony Express Days Grand Parade, the parade route will be adjusted slightly, thus limiting the parade lineup to 75 entries.

Grand Marshal Nomination Form (submit by May 1, 2019)

Save the Date Flyer for Pony Express Days Events



Special thanks to our 2019 Pony Express Days Sponsors

What is Pony Express Days?

The Pony Express Days festival is full of exciting events for the whole family. Visit the carnival where you will find rides for all ages, great food, and challenging games with prizes. The Grand Parade brings the community together as it runs along Pony Express Parkway, featuring floats, bands, horses and candy tossing. This tradition is not to be missed. Enjoy the action at the Rodeo and Demolition Derby, managed by Pony Express Events. Other events include the Pancake Dinner, Family Fun Night, Movie in the Park, EM Symphony Orchestra Concert, Cupcake Charity 5K, and a free Concert & Fireworks. We hope to see you there!

Would you like to help make Pony Express Days awesome?

Be part of the behind-the-scenes action as a volunteer!

Volunteer Application

Carnival, Vendors, and Entertainment

Grand Parade

Charity Run

The Pony Express Days carnival will be relocated to Wride Memorial Park for 2019. The carnival will be held May 30, 31, and June 1. Come out and enjoy a night at the carnival, browse the booths, and eat some great food. Local entertainment will be performing.

A general idea of rides and height requirements can be viewed on the Browns Amusements website (please note not all rides featured on website will be present at the PED carnival).

Boutique Sales and Food Vendor Application

Carnival Ticket Information:

Pre-sale: Sold at City Hall reception desk now until May 29 at noon and EM Schools (excluding Frontier) from April 15 – May 28 (schools receive a portion of the proceeds)
• One-day passes are $20 and can be redeemed at the ticket booth for a one-day unlimited ride wristband, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
• Schools accept Cash and Check payments only
• City Hall accepts Cash, Check and Debit/Credit Card payments

Buddy Night: Thursday, May 30
• Buddy passes can only be purchased onsite at the carnival between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (carnival is open until 10 p.m.) Buddy Passes are not pre-sold at schools or City Hall.
• Buy 1 One-day ride pass for $30 and get 1 One-day ride pass for free, can only be used on Thursday night and both people need to be present at time of purchase.

• One-day passes will be $25 at the ticket booth for an unlimited ride wristband
• You may also buy individual ride tickets at the carnival ticket booth. 1 Ticket = $1

Spectacular Rides: 4 & 5 Tickets
Major Rides: 3 & 4 Tickets
Children’s Rides: 3 Tickets

There is NO 3-day ticket pass.

The Pony Express Days Grand Parade is a wonderful tradition for residents and visitors alike. It is held annually on the first Saturday in June, starting at 10:00 a.m. Please note – the traditional parade route will be altered this year. More information will be forthcoming. There are prizes awarded in the Grand Parade Float Competition.

Candy tossing is allowed in our parade. Please watch children and keep them from running into parade traffic. We want everyone to enjoy the parade and be safe!

Parade Entry Registration

Float Contest Rules

The Cupcake Charity of Eagle Mountain is seeking nominations for someone deserving in Eagle Mountain who is in financial need due to extensive medical expenses, death/funeral, or other hardship. The Cupcake Charity will select a recipient who will receive proceeds from the Pony Express 5K in the form of bill payment. 

5K Information & Registration

Family Fun

Pancake Dinner

Movie in the Park

Pony Express Days Family Fun Night & Movie in the Park will be held on May 29 at Nolen Park. Family Fun Night will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m., followed by the Movie in the Park beginning at 9:00 p.m.

The movie will be Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Promotional/Informational Vendor Registration

***Family Fun Night is an opportunity for businesses to provide information regarding their services rather than selling goods. NO SALES are allowed at this event.***

Vendors who’d like to sell goods have an opportunity to register for booth space at the Pony Express Days Carnival.

In conjunction with Eagle Mountain’s Pony Express Days, a free Pancake Dinner will be held on May 28, 2019, at Wride Memorial Park. We encourage those attending to use the city’s trail system to walk, run, bike, ride scooters, etc. to City Hall for this event and enjoy a night out at the park.

PLEASE NOTE the change in venue from previous years to Cory Wride Memorial Park.

Movie in the park is held at the Silverlake Amphitheater monthly during the summers. Enjoy free popcorn and the company of fellow Eagle Mountain residents as you watch a popular movie.

Concert & Fireworks

The Pony Express Days entertainment stage will culminate on Saturday, June 1 with a free rock concert at Wride Memorial Park featuring cover band Salt Rock City, followed by fireworks.

Pony Express Rodeo

Demolition Derby

Symphony Orchestra Concert

View the 2019 Rodeo Flyer

The Pony Express Rodeo is held over Memorial Day weekend at the Pony Express Memorial Park Arena and is managed by Pony Express Events. Their Extreme Enduro event will be held a few weeks after the rodeo. Please visit their website for ticket information and any questions you may have.

The Demolition Derby is held annually on the first Saturday in June, in conjunction with Pony Express Days. The event is organized by Pony Express Events. Please visit their website for ticket information.

The Eagle Mountain Symphony Orchestra will hold a concert at SilverLake Amphitheater on Friday, May 31 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. as part of Pony Express Days.

More details coming soon…


4th of July Concert


The Pony Express Extreme Enduro will take place in Eagle Mountain, UT on July 13th at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit the Pony Express Events website.

View the 2019 Concert Flyer

The Pony Express Rodeo Grounds Concert will take place in Eagle Mountain, UT on July 4th at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit the Pony Express Events website.


Motorcycle Adventure Ride & Campout

Registration for Adventure Ride and Campout

Dual sport/Adventure street legal motorcycles may participate. Riders will have the choice of two routes depending on skill level and type of motorcycle.

Route 1) Will consist of single track and two track roads. This route is designed for 250cc – 650cc size motorcycles and riders with advanced to expert level riding skills. This route will require riders to have at least an 80 mile fuel range with the total route being 150-180 miles with a fuel stop in the middle; 90% off-road, 10% on-road.


Route 2) Will be for larger dual sport and adventure motorcycles and will consist of beginner and intermediate dirt roads. This route will require riders to have at least a 120-140 mile fuel range. Total route will be 240-280 miles with a fuel stop in the middle; 80% off-road, 20% on-road.

The routes will take riders to the historic town of Eureka for a quick lunch stop at B’s Hangout. Riders will need to be responsible for lunch expenses, camping gear, dinner Friday evening and breakfast Saturday morning. A chase vehicle will be meeting at the Friday night campsite but will not be taking the same routes. If riders need additional gear carried in the chase vehicle, arrangements MUST be made prior to May 31 starting time. Email contact@gpxmoto.com for arrangements.

The event start will be on May 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Eagle Mountain City Hall and the return is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 1st. The fee for this event is $25 per motorcycle. Prizes and giveaways will be handed out at the campsite Friday night.