2016 Erie Historical Society’s Erie Biscuit Day Wrap Up
On Saturday, September 17th the Erie Historical Society put on the 14th Annual Erie Biscuit Day.
Biscuit Day was Restarted 14 years ago by the Erie Historical Society as a community event with the proceeds from the event going towards the Erie Historical Society.
The first mention of historic Biscuit Day was in newspapers from 1911 and 1912. It was held here in Erie as a celebration of the mines reopening in the fall.
This year was our best ever. We introduced two food service lines and revised our food preparation. We served 1200 biscuit breakfasts, made approximately 3200 biscuit, 43 gallons of sausage gravy and 180 lbs of sausage links. That is a 16% increase over last year and we eliminated the lines.
One of the favorite happenings at Biscuit Day is the Stew Contest held among 5 of the local restaurants on Briggs Street. This year the winner was Miners Tavern. Last year it was 24Carrott Bistro and the year before it was The Old Mine.
Of course, none of this would be possible without community support.
We would like to thank our title sponsor, Colliers Hill Development and all of our sponsors, Media Sponsors: Colorado Hometown Weekly, Daily Camera. Thank you to Black Jack Pizza for providing the kitchen for baking the biscuits and sausage, Miners Tavern for their kitchen for making the gravy, FRP Apparel for the great t-shirts, Couper Electric for hooking us up with power, Cristos Coffee for donating all the coffee, NiteIze for the professional banners, Royal Crest Dairy for all the milk and drinks, Old Style Sausage for the sausage, Waste Connections for the trash pick up. And Town of Erie, Jeannie Hulse, State Farm Insurance, United Power, Pure Risk Solutions, The Old Mine and Sweets Ice Cream and Coffee.
And thank you to all who attended and supported the Erie Historical Society in doing so. And so importantly thank you to each and everyone of our volunteers. Each of you was so appreciated. Thanks for helping to make this event happen.