Erie Historical Society's Erie Biscuit Day

Erie Biscuit Day20th Annual Erie Biscuit Day presented by Erie Historical Society

Come join us for Biscuits and Gravy on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 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

 

Volunteers

We are actively looking for volunteers to help us with Erie Biscuit Day. Please consider signing up for a station. Free Biscuit Breakfast and T-shirt for all volunteers. Thank you very much for helping us out!

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2022 Erie Biscuit Day Entertainment

Highway 66 at 9:30am

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

Check out previous Stew Contest Winners

Biscuit Day Title Sponsor

Collier's Hill Erie, Colorado New Homes in ErieColliers Hill
http://www.livecolliershill.com

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.

The Old Mine
Royal Crest
Sherri Bond  Stellar Colorado Homes
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