14th Annual

Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Badu Park on the Llano River

Llano, Texas

October 19-20, 2018

Badu Park,
Llano, Texas
October 19-20, 2018

Public Meal served promptly at high noon on October 20.

Cost: $20.00 ea. for meal tickets.

Buy early as tickets sell out every year!

Tickets will be on sale starting the day after Labor Day
only at the Llano Chamber of Commerce.
For your convenience, call to charge your tickets & pick up at the Cook-Off!  325-247-5354

Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-off is a 501(c)(3) organization.

2015: Named “Best Chuck Wagon Event” by American Chuck Wagon Association

2014: True West Magazine’s Reader’s Choice for “Best Chuck Wagon Cook-off“

Starting in 2005, and each year since, a group of chuck wagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River in Llano, Texas and go back in time to an era when the west was settled.These enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Noon – Wagons arrive and set up

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Morning – Wagons must be set up

Noon – Wagon Authenticity Judging (can begin earlier if wagon is ready)

Afternoon – Continue Authenticity Judging

Afternoon – Cook Teams receive food supplies

6:00 pm – Host Wagon Dinner for Wagon Teams, Sponsors, VIP’s and invited guests only

7:00 pm – Live music

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

The competing teams begin preparing some of the tastiest chuck wagon fare imaginable!

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Live music

Noon – Food is sent to the judges

Noon – Public meal is served

3:00 pm – Announcement of Results

ALL DAY – Live music at Badu Park

Sunday, October 21st, 2018


Llano Bridge photo by Trevor Parker