Richfield Idaho Outlaw Day
Outlaw Day has been an annual event in Richfield since
1954. It began as a fund-raiser to build a swimming pool for the city but the
project proved too costly and was soon dropped, however the Outlaw Day
festivities continued on.
In 1955, the Richfield Outlaw Riding Club was formed and
is still active today. Riding club members, along with the community, organize
and promote Outlaw Day on the second Saturday in June each year.
The day begins with a community breakfast sponsored by the
Richfield Quick Response Unit, the parade down Main Street, arena events held
at Reynolds Field east of town, mud bog races, and then the crowning of the
Outlaw Day Queen and Princess at the Legion Hall Dance.
Throughout the years, Outlaw Day has changed very little.
And despite the years with dwindling members in the Riding Club, poor
attendance at the arena, miserable weather all together, it continues to draw
crowds from all over the Magic Valley as well as providing past residents of
Richfield a reason to come back and visit old friends.
2003 Marsha Hiatt