The Pony Express is known to us all as a part of America’s history and heritage. Yet is interesting to know that the Express was only in operation for 18 months in 1860 and 1861.
Nonetheless, the Pony Express continues to capture our imagination.
Each year the Pony Express and its legacy aree recalled with the Pony Express Festival in Hanover, Kansas.
This year’s festival is taking place on Sunday, August 30.
The station is also the site of the annual Pony Express Festival, which has been staged since 1986.
The highlight is of the day is the re-enactment of the Pony Express ride with an 1860’s historic dress group. Collector pins on sale. Family friendly games and activities. Lemonade, soft drinks, water, pie, and ice cream available for purchase. Presented in cooperation with Friends of Hollenberg Station. Admission is free. Donations welcome. Proceeds from the festival support site preservation and promotion.