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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. potEnjoy a Campfire Glow, live music, Western history and cooking demonstrations, and much more! Event supports the educational development of Tumbleweed Ranch. 

   Map to Tumbleweed Ranch | Chuckwagon Cook Off Event Map

Nov. 7Chuck Wagon Sampler
 Meet wagon teams before the competition begins!

School and group tours will be available. Evening campfire glow and s'mores featuring music & stories.  


 nov. 8

Pioneer PepperLive music featuring Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers.  Cooking and history demonstrations, historic home tours, family activities and hay ride to AZ Railway museum. .

Noon- Chuck Wagon Lunch $12 (Tickets sold only on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., and sell out quickly)  


 Nov 9

Junior ChuckwagonCooking and history demonstrations, hay rides to AZ Railway Museum. Junior Chuck Wagon Cook-Off competition.

10 a.m.- Cowboy Breakfast $10.
(Breakfast tickets sold all weekend)



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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 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

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

 2014 Competition Information and Application

W-9 Form

 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  

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