Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off
Friday through Sunday, November 8 - 10, 2013
Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park
Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch
Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon
A slice of Old West lifestyle on display at Tumbleweed Ranch
This unique culinary competition at Tumbleweed Ranch combines the sounds, smells, and tastes of the Old West. Teams work from authentic 1880s chuck wagons to cook five courses: bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and dessert. Judges decide winners in each category, as well as best authentic wagon and best overall meal. The Chandler Chuckwagon Cook-off also features family friendly entertainment and activities that highlight history, cooking and local foods. Main food competitions are held on November 9 and 10. Admission to the event is FREE.
Interested Wagon Teams
Enter your wagon for a chance to compete in the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, hailed as one of the best chuck wagon cook-offs by American Cowboy Magazine!
Click here for details and application (pdf).
Be a Sponsor
Support the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and enjoy exposure to thousands of event attendees, while highlighting your company's community involvement. Your partnership guarantees that this event remains free of charge to the public. Your brand will receive exposure in digital, radio, television and print advertising, depending on the level of sponsorship.
Partnership levels include:
Exclusive Chuck Wagon Camp Presenting Sponsor $7,000
Trail Boss Sponsor $2,500
Wagon Sponsor $500
Chuck Box Sponsor $100
Cookie's In-Kind Sponsor
Click here for Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf).
Vendor Categories include: Non-profit Organizations (Informational), Merchandise Sales, and Food/Beverage Sales.
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.
Available Space – 10’ x 10’ space for all approved vendors. Additional space may be requested for an additional fee.
Booth Fee – A non-refundable fee is charged to participate in the event. All supplies and materials (tables, chairs, canopies, etc.) must be provided by the vendor. There will be an additional fee to receive one (1) table and two (2) chairs for the booth.
Applications – The City of Chandler will accept vendor applications until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11. 2013. Click Here for application (pdf).
Tentative schedule of activities (subject to change):
Friday, November 8:
10 a.m. - Wagon judging
6 p.m. - Campfire Glow, S'mores, and Campfire entertainment
8 p.m. - Event closes for the night
Saturday, November 9:
9 a.m. - Gates open to the public - check out wagon menus and decide which meal you want to try!
10 a.m. - Lunch tickets go on sale - get here early as tickets go quickly!
10 a.m. to Noon - Entertainment and demonstrations
Noon - Chuck wagon meals served and judged
1 to 5 p.m. - Entertainment and demonstrations
2:30 p.m. - Awards
5 p.m. - Event ends
Sunday, November 10:
9 a.m. - Gates open to the public - Chuck wagon breakfast tickets on sale
10 a.m. - Cowboy Breakfast at the Chuck Wagon and judging
11a.m. - 5 p.m. - Entertainment and demonstrations, including Jan D'Atri and Biscuitflats Wagon Master Dave McDowell cooking historic Scottish scones
1 p.m. - Youth Cook-Off judging
2:30 p.m. - Awards for Youth Cook-Off and Breakfast competition
5 p.m. - Event ends - Come back next year!
For more information:
Contact Jean Reynolds at 480-782-2751 or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org