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.
Map to Tumbleweed Ranch
- Chuck Wagon Competition and Lunch for purchase
- Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers
- Artisan and vendor marketplace
- Cooking demonstrations
- Historic home tours
- Wagon rides to the Railway Museum
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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 <