Erie Historical Society's Erie Biscuit Day
21st Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society
Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 16th, 2023 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon for the 20th 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, 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
2022 Erie Biscuit Day Entertainment
The Weld County Ramblers at 10:30am
2022 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
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.
- Allo Fiber
- Diverge Homes / Erie Junction
- Old Style Sausage
- Fox•Dog Coffee
- United Power
- Mary Hill Properties
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
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