Biscuit Day — a festival initiated in the 1890s as a seasonal send-off to miners heading back to work — returns to historic Briggs Street on Saturday, Sept. 20, for the 12th straight year since its resurrection by the Erie Historical Society. The celebration, which originated shortly after the town’s incorporation in 1874, always took place in late summer or early fall. Erie’s mines ceased operation during the summer months because the type of coal they produced disintegrated in the heat.
The most historic event in Erie provides an important connection to the town's past. Even though the miners have all left the mines in and around Erie the biscuit day has remained. The highlight of Erie Biscuit Day is the serving of homemade biscuits and gravy to attendees. Visitors can enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch featuring freshly baked biscuits smothered in savory gravy. It's a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to come together, enjoy good food, and celebrate the community spirit.
In addition to the biscuit feast, Erie Biscuit Day often includes a variety of activities and entertainment for people of all ages. There may be live music performances, craft vendors, food trucks, and other forms of entertainment to make the event enjoyable for everyone.