It’s that time of year again for community members to stack their plates high and loosen their belts as the annual Erie Biscuit Day is just around the corner.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Briggs Street, the event will feature biscuits and gravy, homemade stew, live music, a cake walk, craft booths and more.

It’s free to attend and visit the booths offered. This event is being advertised as the 19th annual by the Erie Historical Society, but the 18th annual Biscuit Day was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It commemorates Erie’s history and history is what ties us all together,” wrote chairman of the activities planning committee Nancy Gruber in an email. “Because of COVID sadly we had to skip last year, but we are so glad to be able to offer Erie Biscuit Day 2021 again to our neighbors for a taste of small town Americana this year.

“I think we all need this special event and the sense of normalcy and community it brings back to Erie.”

The Biscuit Day tradition goes back to the 1870s, according to the event webpage.

When coal mining was the main occupation in town, the local baker would sometimes make stew and biscuits for all the miners to celebrate their return to work in the fall, Gruber wrote. Other times the ladies would make biscuits and put on a Biscuit Day.

Gruber wrote that over the years the event has grown to serve around 1,500 plates of biscuits, gravy and sausages.

“We make around 2,600 biscuits, 2,000 sausages, and 45 gallons of sausage gravy, all with the help of the kitchens at Miners Tavern for making the gravy and the ovens at Black Jack Pizza for cooking the sausages and biscuits,” Gruber wrote.

“It’s a true hometown event that invites the whole community to come down and enjoy a morning together with other residents.”

Biscuit prices are $8 for two biscuits and sausages, gravy, and a choice of coffee, milk or juice, or $5 for one biscuit and sausage, gravy, and a choice of coffee, milk, or juice.

Along with the biscuits and gravy, the event will also feature a stew contest. Four local restaurants will provide the stew and people will be able to participate in a blind taste and vote for their favorite.

This year’s contest participants include 24 Carrot Bistro, The Birdhouse, Miners Tavern, and The Dugout. The winner will be announced at the end of the event.

The historical society is actively looking for volunteers to help with Erie Biscuit Day.

For more information on the event or to sign up and volunteer, visit eriehistoricalsociety.org/erie-biscuit-day/.

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It’s that time of year again for community members to stack their plates high and loosen their belts as the annual Erie Biscuit Day is just around the corner.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on Briggs Street, the event will feature biscuits and gravy, homemade stew, live music, a cake walk, craft booths and more.

It’s free to attend and visit the booths offered. This event is being advertised as the 19th annual by the Erie Historical Society, but the 18th annual Biscuit Day was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It commemorates Erie’s history and history is what ties us all together,” wrote chairman of the activities planning committee Nancy Gruber in an email. “Because of COVID sadly we had to skip last year, but we are so glad to be able to offer Erie Biscuit Day 2021 again to our neighbors for a taste of small town Americana this year.

“I think we all need this special event and the sense of normalcy and community it brings back to Erie.”

The Biscuit Day tradition goes back to the 1870s, according to the event webpage.

When coal mining was the main occupation in town, the local baker would sometimes make stew and biscuits for all the miners to celebrate their return to work in the fall, Gruber wrote. Other times the ladies would make biscuits and put on a Biscuit Day.

Gruber wrote that over the years the event has grown to serve around 1,500 plates of biscuits, gravy and sausages.

“We make around 2,600 biscuits, 2,000 sausages, and 45 gallons of sausage gravy, all with the help of the kitchens at Miners Tavern for making the gravy and the ovens at Black Jack Pizza for cooking the sausages and biscuits,” Gruber wrote.

“It’s a true hometown event that invites the whole community to come down and enjoy a morning together with other residents.”

Biscuit prices are $8 for two biscuits and sausages, gravy, and a choice of coffee, milk or juice, or $5 for one biscuit and sausage, gravy, and a choice of coffee, milk, or juice.

Along with the biscuits and gravy, the event will also feature a stew contest. Four local restaurants will provide the stew and people will be able to participate in a blind taste and vote for their favorite.

This year’s contest participants include 24 Carrot Bistro, The Birdhouse, Miners Tavern, and The Dugout. The winner will be announced at the end of the event.

The historical society is actively looking for volunteers to help with Erie Biscuit Day.

For more information on the event or to sign up and volunteer, visit eriehistoricalsociety.org/erie-biscuit-day/.

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