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Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
 

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this FREE, family-friendly culinary event. Authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. See which wagon teams will win prizes for their efforts, while you get a taste of the Old West with a unique five-course meal from competitors. 

Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, Western artisans, storytelling, unique vendors, group tours and more! The event supports the educational development of Tumbleweed Ranch.

OUR WINNERS FROM THE 2016 CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF:
Congratulations to this year's winners. We look forward to seeing these wagons next year! 

Overall

1st: Curly Cue Camp
2nd: Rocking RR
3rd: Mountain Trails

Wagon Authenticity
1st: Rocking RR
2nd: Curly Cue Camp
3rd: Gummer’s Camp

Meat
1st: Cannon Family
2nd: Rocking RR
3rd: Circle J Chuckwagon Outfitters

Beans
1st: Cowgirls Forever
2nd: M Bar Lazy B
3rd: Circle J Chuckwagon Outfitters

Potatoes
1st: Rocking RR
2nd: Mountain Trails
3rd: Grubline

Bread
1st: Bar B
2nd: M Bar Lazy B
3rd: Curly Cue Camp

Dessert
1st: Cowgirls Forever
2nd: Curly Cue Camp
3rd: Mountain Trails



  Map to Tumbleweed Ranch

 

  • 9:30 a.m. - Tribute to our veterans
  • Junior Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
  • All day - Cooking demonstrations, wagon rides to the Railway
    Museum and live music 
  • Small plate chuck wagon food items for purchase, starting with
    breakfast at 10 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. - Evening campfire and s'mores
     
    CLICK THE DATE FOR SPECIFICS ON TIME AND ACTIVITIES


 

 
  • Chuck Wagon Competition and Lunch for purchase
  • Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers
  • Artisan and vendor marketplace
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Storytelling
  • Historic home tours
  • Wagon rides to the Railway Museum   
CLICK THE DATE FOR SPECIFICS ON TIME AND ACTIVITIES

Lunch tickets sold only on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., and they always sell out quickly! For more information, call the Chandler Museum at 480-782-2717
 


For photos, winners, sponsors and other information on previous years' Cook-Offs, check out Chandlerpedia

What is the Chuck Wagon Cook-Off all about, and what will you see there? Take a look back at our first year of the Cook-Off, and meet the cast of characters who attend and compete each year. The event has grown to as many as 12 wagon teams--and now includes a variety of family activities and demonstrations in addition to the culinary competition! 




Chandler In Focus: 7th Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

2016 Wagon Teams 

The application deadline for this year's event has passed. For teams interested in competing in 2017, please check back on our site for updated information in the spring 2017. 


2016 Competing Wagons:

  Bar B--Wittman, AZ
  Cannon Family-- Rimrock, AZ
  Circle J Chuckwagon Outfitters-- Chino Valley. AZ
  Cowgirls Forever-- Phoenix, AZ
  Curly Cue-- Las Vegas, NV/ Coralles, NM
  E-Z Cattle Company-- Sonoita, AZ
  Grubline Wagon-- Pinedale, AZ

  Gummers Camp -- Pima, AZ  
  M Bar Lazy B-- Rimrock, AZ

  Mountain Trails -- Rye, CO
  Rockin RR-- Phoenix, AZ 


Host Wagon: 
   Biscuitflats-- Chandler, AZ


Vendors -- the deadline for this year's event has passed. But, please consider joining us in 2017!
Categories include: Food/Beverage Sales, Artists, Merchandise Sales, Non-Profit Organizations, and Business Informational. Vendors with an emphasis in providing cooking, local foods, and Western art or history-related items will have priority during the review process.

Become a vendor!

   

Help us keep this event free of charge and to raise funds for the educational programming at Tumbleweed Ranch!  Support the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and enjoy exposure to thousands of event attendees, while highlighting your company's community involvement. Your brand will receive exposure in digital, radio, television and print advertising, depending on the level of sponsorship. 
How can I sponsor?