A Berthoud Community Tradition

The iconic Williams Wayside Inn and its delicious fried chicken is an indelible part of Berthoud’s unique heritage. The restaurant that Stan Williams owned and operated from 1950 to 1978 had such a far-flung reputation that fried chicken lovers from across the Rocky Mountain region and nation took care to make Berthoud’s “Inn” a meal stop on their Sunday afternoon or vacation itineraries.

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, the Berthoud Historical Society will honor the Wayside Inn’s famous fried chicken legacy by recreating “The Traveler” chicken dinner for a Summertime Box Social event that will help raise funds to employ the BHS Museums Director.

While the individual ticket price of $40 per person ($75 for two) exceeds the original 1968 cost of $3.95 for the “The Traveler” chicken dinner, this event is a prime opportunity for members and friends of the Berthoud Historical Society to support the organization that helps Berthoud maintain its small town flavor.

The heart of the Summertime Box Social will be a faithful re-creation of the Wayside Inn’s famous “Traveler” chicken dinner” which is a boxed “to-go” meal ready for curbside pick-up at the McCarty-Fickel Home museum at the southwest corner of 7th Street and Turner Avenue (645 7th Street) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on July 17, 2021

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You will pick up your Box Social Dinners curbside at the McCarty-Fickel home museum
(645 7th Street, in Berthoud)
from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Dinner for One

$ 40
  • 1 Entree plus 5 sides

Dinner for Two

$ 70
  • 2 Entrees plus 10 sides

Dinner for One

$ 40
  • 1 Entree plus 5 sides

May we also tempt you with…

Order & Dietary Details

Order Details

Once you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation.  On Saturday, July 17th, your meal will be waiting for you to pick up in front of the McCarty-Fickel home museum (645 7th Street, Berthoud) from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  We will be posting updates with a map to the pickup location and directions on our Facebook Page, and Berthoud Community Pages.

Dietary Details

The food you are buying is made with Love and as much care as possible in the home kitchens of our members.  We have done our best to ensure that any items listed as Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free will be so, but we cannot guarantee that cross contamination will never occur.  Please consider this information in light of your own dietary requirements and needs.

And Finally…

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The Berthoud Historical Society is interested in volunteers of all kinds!  You can download the Volunteer Application form here.