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.


A HUGE thank you to all who participated in Black and White Days. We had an outstanding turn out of participants throughout the weed from the cattle show and ending with the horse pulls.

Thanks to our many sponsors; we deeply appreciate your support of our community's celebration.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to all of the volunteers. Without your help and endless hours of planning, we would not be able to hold Black and White Days.


Black and White Days Royalty for 2021

from left: 2021 Senior Court — Attendant Jessica Larsen, Attendant Natali Robison, and Queen Samantha Wallis; 2019 Queen Anna Hooley; 2021 Junior Court — Queen Zoee Elwood, Attendant Alivia Harris, and Attendant Kali Walker


Race results are posted at Webscorer. We apologize for any discrepancy in times if we somehow missed a bib number and your time didn’t get recorded. A few people ran different distances than what they signed up for which affected place results.

A BIG thanks to all of the runners/walkers; this was our biggest Cowabunga race ever!

If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Hancock at (801) 404-4355 or or call Shalese Christensen at (435) 512-0878.

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