22nd Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society
Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 21st, 2024 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for 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, Steps for Sweets, craft booths, historic photos and more. It is Free to attend Erie Biscuit Day and visit the wonderful booths we have this year.
Biscuit Breakfast Options:
- 2 Biscuits, 2 Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Your choice of Coffee, Milk or Juice
- 1 Biscuit, 1 Sausage, Sausage Gravy, Your choice of Coffee, Milk or Juice
The Weld County Ramblers at 10:30am
2023 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 2021 participants
2023 Cake Walk
This year we have several local bakeries donating delicious treats for our Cake Walk. Come participate for a chance to win a delicious treat from one of these local businesses.
- Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
- Stacy’s Kitchen
- Sinister Bakers
- Sugar Bee Cookie Company
- The Bakalava Guy
- Flour Fixations by Jen
- The Sugar Cookie Store
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!
Thank You Sponsors!
Please consider supporting the sponsors of Erie Biscuit Day. Without their generous support we would not be able to host such a great event and their support assists us through out the year with our various projects.
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