City seeks vendors for eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off SanTan Sun News

City seeks vendors for eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

May 3rd, 2017 | by SanTan Sun News
City seeks vendors for eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
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By SanTan Sun News Staff

 

Vendors are invited to participate in the eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Nov. 10, and 11 at Tumbleweed Ranch in Tumblewood Park, 2250 S. McQueen Road. Preference will be given to vendors specializing in cooking, local foods, Western art and other Old West or history-related items.

The deadline to submit a vendor application is 5 p.m., Sept. 15. Vendor applications are available online at chandleraz.gov/chuckwagon or by calling 480-782-2751.

The family-friendly culinary competition features teams working from authentic chuck wagons as they cook in the style of 1880s cattle drives.

The event is produced for the City of Chandler by Chandler Museum and its support organization, Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch.

The costumes, equipment, music, tastes and smells at the event show an up-close look at the Old West lifestyle. Using historic cooking methods, the authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the West prepare five-course meals, and share the history of food and life on cattle drives. Judges decide winners in meal course categories as well as most authentic wagon and best overall meal. A limited number of chuck wagon lunches are available for purchase on Nov. 11. Vendors will provide additional food and beverage options.

This year’s event will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days, with the Farmer’s Corner on Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the chuck wagons, there will be local musical entertainment, historical demonstrations and wagon rides to the nearby Arizona Railway Museum. Last year, 6,000 people attended and 8,000 folks are expected this year.

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(Photos Courtesy City of Chandler)

Authentic 1880s chuck wagon teams from around the West are used to prepare five-course meals during the eighth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11 at Tumbleweed Ranch in Tumblewood Park.

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