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Chuck Wagon Cook-Off 2017

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.

Congratulations to this year's winners. We look forward to seeing these wagons next year! 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

2017 Wagon Teams 

Calling all wagon teams! If you are interested in competing this year, please check back on our site for updated information soon. 
Or, send an email to so we can send you the application packet. 

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

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off 2017 - Vendors

We will be taking applications for vendors soon. Stay tuned for more details!
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.