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Chandler 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. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories, and the public can purchase these unique five-course chuck wagon meals from competitors.

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

   Map to Tumbleweed Ranch

 Tribute to our veterans
 Junior Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
 Cooking demonstrations
 Small plate chuck wagon food items for purchase
 Evening campfire and s'mores

Pioneer Pepper
Chuck Wagon Competition and Lunch for purchase
Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers, and other entertainment 
Western artists and other unique vendors
Cooking demonstrations
Historic home tours
Wagon rides to the AZ Railway museum

 Lunch tickets sold only on Saturday, starting at 10 AM, and they always sell out quickly!  



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For more information

 Contact 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: 6th Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

2016 Wagon Teams 

We can't wait to see you!

Join us for this great competition and a chance to see old friends and make new friends! Click on links below for more information.