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Chuck Wagon Cook Off 

Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this FREE, family friendly culinary event. Using historic cooking methods, authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail. Wagon teams win prizes in various food categories, and the public can purchase these unique chuck wagon meals.

pot Enjoy live music, Western art show, Western history and cooking demonstrations, group tours and more! Event supports the educational development of Tumbleweed Ranch.

   Map to Tumbleweed Ranch | Chuckwagon Cook Off Event Map

Nov. 6Chuck Wagon Sampler

School and Senior group tours will be available for special programming. 

Call 480-782-2874 for more information. 


nov. 7

Pioneer PepperLive music featuring Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers. Western art show, cooking and history demonstrations, historic home tours, and hay ride to AZ Railway museum. 

9 a.m.   - Gates open
10 a.m. - Chuck Wagon
               Lunch Tickets
               On Sale for $12
- Chuck Wagon Lunch

(Tickets sold only on Saturday,
starting at 10 a.m., and they
always sell out quickly!)      



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For more information

 Contact Jean Reynolds at 480-782-2751 or by e-mail at


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! 


                       Video Part Two: Chuckwagon Cook-Off

2015 Wagon Teams 

To be anounced.

Competition information and application coming soon.


2014 Wagon Teams 

Thanks to the wagon teams who made our 2014 event a success! 

Arizona Sharpshooters-- Phoenix, AZ
Cannon Family-- Rimrock, AZ
Canyon Trails Ranch-- Cortez, CO
Colonel Chuck-- New York, NY
Cowgirls Forever-- Phoenix, AZ
Curly Cue-- Las Vegas, NV/ Coralles, NM
Diamond Bar J-- Prescott, AZ
E-Z Cattle Company-- Sonoita, AZ
Gummer's Camp-- Pima, AZ
M Bar Lazy B-- Rimrock, AZ
Musselshell Wagon-- Roundup, MT
Rockin RR-- Phoenix, AZ  

 Join us as a vendor in 2015!

Categories include: Merchandise Sales, and Food/Beverage Sales, Non-Profit Organizations, and Business Informational.

 Vendors with an emphasis in providing cooking, local foods, or history-related items or options will have priority during the review process. A limited number of vendors who do not meet this emphasis will be considered for the event.

  2015 Vendor Information and Application coming soon

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.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

Our 2015 Sponsors