Black and White Days kicks off Tuesday in Richmond

Richmond City is celebrating its 104th annual Black and White Days starting Tuesday.

“This is the oldest-running cattle show west of the Mississippi,” according to Kelly Lyn Crafts, event chairperson.

Events scheduled throughout the week include the Western Spring National Holstein show, movie in the park, races, chuck wagon breakfast, a parade and the traditional horse pull competition Saturday evening.

“There is something for everyone,” added Crafts.

The Richmond City Youth Council will be manning a hamburger stand during the event and the city council is hosting a hot dog and hamburger dinner on Friday evening. There are also fun family activities in the park.

Grand marshals for this year’s parade include members of the cattle committee. Some are “direct descendants of people who started Black and White Days 104 years ago,” said Crafts.

“We just encourage everybody to come out and enjoy this week of Black and White Days,” said Crafts. “There’s no better place in Richmond. I just love the little town and the festivities. It’s a great community, very friendly and happy.”

For a full list of the week’s events, click here.

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