Horseback riders are sworn in as U.S. Postal Service employees before taking off on the Pony Express mail delivery ride to Madison. (Staff photo by Brett Eppley/beppley@madisoncourier.com)
Horseback riders are sworn in as U.S. Postal Service employees before taking off on the Pony Express mail delivery ride to Madison. (Staff photo by Brett Eppley/beppley@madisoncourier.com)
Canaan welcomed visitors from around the region as they celebrated the 53rd annual Fall Festival Friday and Saturday.

Warm, sunny weather brought out plenty of watchers along Canaan Main Street for Saturday morning’s parade, featuring entertainment from the Southwestern and South Ripley high school marching bands and plenty of candy thrown from floats and fire trucks. Young parade watchers stuffed their mouths – and their pockets – with sweets before heading off to enjoy offerings from food vendors later in the afternoon.

Horseback riders sworn in as U.S. Postal Service employees Saturday afternoon carried mail from Canaan into downtown Madison during the 51st annual Pony Express Mail Run.

As usual, the lawn in front of Canaan Community Academy was buzzing with activity as flea market customers circled tents for a good find.