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.
101st BLACK & WHITE DAYS
The 2016 Black & White Days celebration will be May 17-21. Dairy cattle show, horse show, parade, chuckwagon breakfast, and even more!!
Rhonda Davis is coordinating the Richmond Royalty. Please click here for more information and the application for the pageant.
The Richmond Lions Club is accepting applications from vendors for booths on Saturday, May 21. Click here for the application.
The parade will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. Please click here for the application.
The Cowabunga Race will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 a.m. Three races--12 k to Cherry Peak Resort, 5 k and 1 mile--will start from Park Elementary School (90 S 100 W). Online registration is open until May 18 at 11:59 p.m.; T-shirts can be ordered until April 29, 11:59 p.m.
Cost is $7 per runner or $30 per immediate family; T-shirts are $10. On the day of the race, the cost rises to $10 per runner.
Race packets are available for pickup on Friday, May 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. at Park Elementary School.
Any questions, please contact Kelly Crafts at (435) 761-5079 (call or text) or email at artzuncrafts[at]yahoo.com.