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Odd Fellows Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast [for 2024]

YUM! The Independent Order of Odd Fellow Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast Is Almost Here!

Continuing a tradition that goes back over 70 years, the Davis Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Davis Lodge #169 will present its “Davis Odd Fellows Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast.” The hearty breakfast is perfect for the entire family and features pancakes, sausages, fruit, coffee and juice.

This event is open to the community and is very popular in our town.

It’s a great tradition in Davis to come to the Picnic Day pancake Breakfast. Many locals attend the breakfast when they come downtown to watch the Picnic Day Parade.

Picnic Day Breakfast Time

Breakfast will be served at the Lodge on Picnic Day, Saturday, April 20, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Only $5

Cost of breakfast is a reasonable $5 per person, and children under 5 eat free. Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Odd Fellows keep the cost of breakfast really low, reflecting the prices from a generation ago. All money raised is donated to local charities. So bring all of your friends to this wonderful Davis get-together. Best deal in town on Picnic Day!

Right on the Parade Route

The Odd Fellows Lodge Hall is located in Downtown Davis at 415 2nd Street, right on the Picnic Day Parade Route. The public is invited to come downtown to get a hearty breakfast before and during the parade. The Odd Fellows Lodge is a great place to grab breakfast and plan your Picnic Day activities for the day. Plus, Second Street is one of the premier viewing locations along the Picnic Day Parade Route.

History of the Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast

This Odd Fellows pancake breakfast is a Davis family tradition that began in the 1950’s and has been offered to the public every year for over almost 70 years. The Davis Odd Fellows are a fixture in Davis having been chartered in 1870, even before there was a city of Davis. The year 2023 marks the 153rd anniversary of the chartering of the Davis Lodge (then known as the Yolo Lodge), and the 204th anniversary of the founding of Odd Fellowship in North America. Currently, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge is the largest in the United States with over 350 members, men and women, in ages ranging from 16 to 92. Often called “the Three Links Fraternity” the Lodge’s by-words are “Friendship-Love-Truth.”

The Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast committee is co-chaired by Holly Bishop and Kathy Hemness.

“The magic of Picnic Day begins at the Pancake Breakfast,” said co-chair Holly Bishop. “Bring the family and come for breakfast and stay for the Picnic Day Parade. The parade goes right past the Lodge on Second Street. What a great way to spend Picnic Day morning.”

About the IOOF

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge was chartered in 1870 and will celebrate its 152nd anniversary in Davis in April, right around Picnic Day. Currently, the Lodge has over 300 members and is very active in the community. Odd Fellows have been hosting the Picnic Day breakfast for well over 50 years and it has become an annual tradition for many people as part of their Picnic Day activities.

Interested in joining the Independent Order of Odd Fellows here in Davis? Visit our “How to Join the Odd Fellows” page.


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