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.
103rd BLACK & WHITE DAYS
The 103rd Black & White Days celebration will be held May 14-19, 2018. Click here for the schedule of events.
HORSE SHOW & PULLING CONTEST
Click here for the full schedule of the Black & White Days Horse Show & Pulling Contest.
Click here for information on the Cowabunga Race on the morning of May 19th.
The parade will be held Saturday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m. Click here for parade application and route information.
In order to have a booth at Black & White Days, vendors are asked to fill out and submit this form by May 1st.
Organizers Sandy DeGasser and Rhonda Davis are pleased to introduce the 2018-2019 Richmond Royalty, crowned Thursday, February 8th. The Queen is Allie Thacker, and her attendants are Brooke Robison and Caitlynne Tarbet.
Each year we are amazed at the talent, humility, and bravery our beautiful Richmond girls bring with them to the pageant. This year Allie Thacker, Kaylie Sanders, Anna Dayton, Caitlynne Tarbet, and Brooke Robison wowed all the judges with their talents, grace, and love our beautiful city of Richmond. We cannot thank these girls enough for putting themselves out there and allowing us all to get to know them better. And thank you again to our 2017-2018 Royalty, Jenny Carver, Jaiden Christensen, and Abby Palmer.