Jim Bachmann and the Good Timin' Friends Band
Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
The Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off is one of Chandler’s signature community events, as well as one of the largest chuck wagon cooking events in the Southwest. Festivities take place at Tumbleweed Ranch, where attendees have the chance to experience a rare, up-close look at Western history and are transported back in time with chuck wagon competitors wearing period dress, using period equipment and cooking methods as if they are on an 1880's cattle drive. This is a culinary experience unlike any other being done in the Valley. It is an homage to the Old West, outdoor cooking and the original food truck. The Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with the support of the City of Chandler, Chandler Museum staff and a cadre of volunteers, are the ones who make this event possible. Be sure to mark your calendar for this year's cook-off, Saturday November 10th, 2018.