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presented by the Chandler Museum and Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon
FREE ADMISSION!

Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park - SW Corner of McQueen and Germann
Free parking
 

Meal Tickets:
You can purchase a plate of chuck wagon food on November 12 beginning at 9 am for $10.  Meals are usually chicken fried steak or stew, cowboy beans, sliced potatoes, biscuits, and a fruit cobbler.  Meals are limited, so come early to purchase your plate!   Meals will be served at noon on Saturday, November 12.  Meals will most likely sell out by 11:30 am.  Meals are not available for pre-purchase.

Pre-event: November 11, 2011

Meet the wagon teams and get an up close look at the daily life of a cowboy as they prepare for Saturday's main competition.  Food available for purchase from Chandler BBQ Co.

11 am: gates open, featuring Santa Ana River Desperados encampment
2 pm: Wheelwright demonstration
10 am - 12 pm: wagon judging
6 pm - 8 pm:
Marshmallow Roast
Relax under the stars!  Visit the 10 camp fires, listen to cowboy music and make s'mores.  Bring your own s'more fixins' or buy DIY smores -- (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers) at the Ranch.  Featuring Wally Bornmann, cowboy singer.



Main event: November 12, 2011

9 am: gates open and meal tickets available for purchase (see below for meal ticket information)

Exhibits: Chuck Wagons: America's First Drive-Thru Meal, Chandler Centennial Exhibits
          
HEADLINER ENTERTAINMENT: Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers
Also featuring: The Bluegrass Pioneers

12 pm: Chuck Wagon Dinners served promptly at 12 pm
12 pm-1 pm: Chuck Wagon Dinner judging
1:30: Awards presentation
2 pm: Wyatt Earp performance
3 pm: Event ends

Activities beginning at 9 am:
           Candle dipping
           Historic Home Tours
           Historic Grocery Store Tours
           Superstition Farm Petting Zoo
           Superstition Farm Horse Rides
           Weaving and Spinning from Tri-Ply Fibers
           Blacksmith demonstrations from Arizona Artists Blacksmith Association
           Wheelwright demonstration (wooden wheel making)
           Reata (rawhide rope) making demonstration
        


VENDORS:
Food:
Arizona Fry Bread Co.
Chandler BBQ Co.
Pea & Pa's Kettle Corn
Chandler Lions Club
Old Fashioned Soda
Beverages: Chandler High School Band Booster Club
Food City Chili Roaster

Merchandise/Activities:
Brooksies
Gold Canyon Candles
Five Star Publications
Boy Scout Troop 697
AZ Face painting
Tupperware

Non-profit informational booths:
Relay for Life
San Tan Christian Academy
Chandler Christian School
International Student Exchange
Chandler Centennial
Arizona Beef Council
Chandler Historical Society
Arizona Beef Council



Meal Tickets:
You can purchase a plate of chuck wagon food on November 12 beginning at 9 am for $10.  Meals are usually chicken fried steak or stew, cowboy beans, sliced potatoes, biscuits, and a fruit cobbler.  Meals are limited, so come early to purchase your plate!   Meals will be served at noon on Saturday, November 12.  Meals will most likely sell out by 11:30 am.  Meals are not available for pre-purchase.


Sample Tickets:
Interested in chuck wagon food but not ready for a whole plate?  Event host wagon Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon will be selling samples of chuck wagon food for $2.  Samples are generally posole, peach cobbler or stew.  This year, we are offering elote, or grilled corn on the cob.