18th Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society
Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for the 18th 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
2019 Erie Biscuit Day Entertainment
2019 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:
We are now actively seeking sponsors of this great event. If you or your business is interested please sign up here.
Have a great craft to show off or want to reach local people from in and around Erie, CO? Sign up today!
History of Erie Biscuit Day
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," Sarah 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.
Information from Carol Taylor: Biscuit Day celebrates historic Erie