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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 history and cooking demonstrations, Western art and other unique vendors, 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 artists and other unique vendors, 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 

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.