15th Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society
When and Where
Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for the 15th annual Erie Biscuit Day. We will be holding the festivities in Historic Downtown Erie, CO on Briggs Street.
The day will feature Biscuits and Gravy, Homemade Stew, Live music, cake walk, raffle drawing, craft booths, historic photos and more.
It is Free to attend Erie Biscuit Day and visit the wonderful booths we have this year.
$8 2 Biscuits, 2 Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Your choice of Coffee, Milk or Juice
$5 1 Biscuit, 1 Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Your choice of Coffee, Milk or Juice
We are now actively seeking sponsors of this great event. If you or your business is interested please let us know. Call Alan Wise at 303-828-4561 or email us at [email protected]
Have a great craft to show off or want to reach local people from in and around Erie, CO? We have a limited number of booths available during Erie Biscuit Day. Call Alan Wise at 303-828-4561 or email [email protected] for more information a booth.
2017 Erie Biscuit Day Entertainment
Not only will the Erie Historical Society be preparing delicious Biscuits and Gravy, but there will be live music for your listening pleasure.
The Celtic Steps, an Irish Step Dance troupe, will perform in the morning. We will finish up the morning with the Weld County Ramblers Bluegrass.
2017 Stew Contest Participants
Every year Erie Historical Society holds a Stew Contest. Local restaurants provide the stew and Biscuit Day attendees get to participate in a blind taste and vote for their favorite stew. We will announce the winning stew at the end of Biscuit Day.
Here are this year’s participants:
24 Carrot – Echo Brewing – Old Mine – Azteca – Miner’s Tavern – The Dugout
2017 Erie Biscuit Day Title Sponsor
2017 Erie Biscuit Day Sponsors
2017 Erie Biscuit Day Sponsors and Vendors.
Please say thanks to all of our sponsors and vendors when you use their services.
- 2017 Sponsors
- Colliers Hill
- Pioneer Brand
- Colorado Hometown Weekly
- Crestone Peak Resources
- Blackjack Pizza
- Town of Erie
- Jeannie Hulse, State Farm Insurance
- Miner’s Tavern
- Old Style Sausage
- Dunlap Electric
- Cristos Coffee
- United Power
- Nite Ize
- Royal Crest Dairy
- FRP Apparel
- Waste Connections
Photography captured by
2017 Cakes for cake walk donated by:
- Button Rock Bakery
- Eats and Sweets
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- King Soopers
- Sweets Ice Cream & Coffee
History of Biscuit Day
Information from Carol Taylor: Biscuit Day celebrates historic Erie
The Biscuit Day tradition goes back to the 1870s. “It was going for a few years when Erie was formed,” Wise said.
Erie was incorporated as a town in 1874. At the original Biscuit Day, there were fresh-baked biscuits and bowls of mulligan stew. Ladies ate free. “There were three or four bakers in town and they made the biscuits,” Wise said. “The women made the stew.” There was also homemade apple-butter and a variety of homemade jams and jellies at the event.
Most likely, Biscuit Day was one of the final community gatherings before the men returned to work in the coal mines. In Erie, the mines were closed in the summers because the particular type of coal that was mined in the area would disintegrate in hot weather.