Cheyenne Frontier Days 2018 Pancake Breakfasts
There are three breakfasts during Cheyenne Frontier Days, and are organized by the CFD Indian Committee, Cheyenne Kiwanis members, and the City of Cheyenne. Folks are treated to hot pancakes, butter and syrup, ham, coffee, and milk for the children. These volunteers have been cooking for Frontier Days visitors for years, and they have these breakfasts down to a fine art! The line goes quickly, no one waits more than about 20 minutes! The breakfasts run from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Mon, Wed and Friday during Frontier Week. Bring the whole family!
This phenomenal feature of Cheyenne Frontier Days has attracted the attention of civil defense teams searching for ways to improve their methods of carrying out mass-feedings of large groups in the event of disasters. Cheyenne has this feat down to a science. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts chip in along with CFD volunteers to feed nearly 40,000 folks in six hours. That’s almost 112 people per minute! Entertainment completes the meal. Miss Frontier and her Lady-in-Waiting are on hand along with the Country Club Band, Native American dancers and other entertainers. Fun facts: Record Day: Wednesday, July 24, 1996: 16,897 guests served in 2 hours. Record Year: 1996. 39,111 guests served in 8 hours, 10 minutes total for the three days. This year, the volunteers will serve up more than 100,000 flapjacks made from 5,000 pounds of pancake mix, cook-up 3,000 pounds of ham, serve 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee, along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup. Photos by Dave Lerner, Wyoming Network, Inc.