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.


The 106th Black & White Days will be May 11-15, 2021. The Western Heritage Holstein Cattle Show will be held Tuesday-Friday. Saturday's events will include booths, fun rides, family activities, a parade at 5:00 pm, and end with the draft horse pull.

Richmond City is working with Bear River Health Department to reduce the spread of Covid-19 so expect changes to seating for events—even the ones outdoors. Masks are recommended.

The Youth Council will NOT be operating the hamburger stand this year. However, food booths will be available 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday in the area just west of the arena. Other events that won't be held are the chuckwagon breakfast and movie in the park.

Click the image for a full screen view of the schedule of activities.


Activities will take place just west of the horse pull arena. Booths will be open for business beginning at 10 am.

Saturday family activities


The parade will be Saturday, May 15, at 5:00 pm. It starts at 600 S State Street and goes north to Main Street where it heads west to 100 W and ends by the church.


The draft horse pull starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 adult and $2 children. Cash and checks are accepted at all entrances; if you want to pay with a card (swipe, chip, or tap), please go the North gate.


The Black & White Days Open Horse Show will begin Saturday, May 15, at 9:00 am. Click here for information on registration, entry fees, and classes.


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.

The 10K race starts at 7:45 am. Click here for an interactive map.

The 5K race starts at 7:55 am. Click here for an interactive map.

The 1 mile race starts promptly at 8:00 am. Click here for an interactive map.

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