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 102nd Black & White Days celebration will be May 15-20, 2017!

We want to thank all the students from Park Elementary who participated in the Black and White Days Billboard Contest. There were many creative entries to choose from. We appreciate everyone's excitement to be involved in our community. The winners are: Paisley Loyet, 1st place; Jocelyn Miranda, 2nd place; and Aisha Misrasi, runner up. Congratulations!

B&W Days Scholarship and Little Miss Pageants

We will be holding the scholarship pageant on April 15th. This pageant is for high school juniors; they will be receiving a packet in the mail with more details. Girls on the Royalty have the opportunity to represent Richmond City as they help with Black & White Days activities, ride on a float in selected community parades, and help with the Little Miss Black & White Days pageant. They will also be awarded a small scholarship and will receive a dress.

The Little Miss Pageant will be held on May 6th. More information coming soon.

For more information on either of these pageants, please contact Rhonda Davis at bdavis6789{at} and (435) 881-1713 or Sandy DeGasser at sandydegasser{at}

Who do I call about...

Click here for contact information of the main committees for Black & White Days.

If you are interested in renting booth space for Saturday, May 20, click here for the application. Applications and payments are due by May 1, 2017.

Parade registration information may be found here.