Black & White Days

The very first Holstein show in Richmond was held in 1912. Local dairymen drove their best Holsteins into the old LDS tithing yard (where Harris Dairyland is now located). Judges rode through the herds and picked out the best cattle.

A short break in 1913-14 was due to a national emergency caused by hoof-and-mouth disease when nearly ALL livestock shows and auctions were closed in the efforts to prevent the spread of the disease and to eradicate it from herds. By 1915, though, the disease had been stopped (through vaccination and the destruction of infected animals and herds) and the show resumed. Since then, the show has continued uninterrupted.

As the cattle show and sale continued to grow, other events were added to the celebration. Carnival rides, food vendors, footraces, and a parade were incorporated. The Saturday evening horse pull now caps the week-long event.


Mark your calendars: the 2019 Black & White Days will be held May 13-18! An updated schedule of events will be posted soon.

Booth Registration

The Richmond City Lions Club is in charge of the booths at Black & White Days. Saturday, May 18th, booths open at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in having a booth, please fill out the registration form and return it (with payment) to the city office at 90 S 100 W or mail to PO Box 9, Richmond, UT 84333.

Parade Registration

The Black & White Days parade will be on Saturday, May 18th, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Please fill out the parade registration form and return the form by fax, mail, or email.

Cowabunga Race

Race registration

Bring the whole family and come run with us! Try the new 10K course for a bit of a challenge and whole lot of Richmond's beautiful scenic views. There will be post-race food for all. If you dress up like a cow, you'll be entered into a raffle where 5 people will win a free ticket to the Black and White Days chuck-wagon breakfast right after the race. So show us your black and white! If you would like a shirt, sign up by May 1st. We will have some shirts for purchase the day of but quantities and sizes will be limited. For questions please contact Jamie Hancock at (801) 404-4355 or Kelly Crafts at (435) 760-5079.

PLEASE NOTE: We encourage everyone to sign up online prior to the race. Race day registration is strongly discouraged due to the lengthy process of entering and syncing information with our timing program. No registration will be allowed past 7:15am on May 18th. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Open House

The James and Drusilla Hendricks camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers is celebrating 109 years! On May 18th we are having an outreach/open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Relief Society building located just east of the Post Office on Main Street. There will be a quilt show and a few activities for all ages. We will answer any questions and would love to visit with you.

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