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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.

Thursday, October 18th, 2017

Noon – Wagons arrive and set up

Friday, October 19th

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

All Day – Wild West Weekend / Vendors / Entertainment @ Grenwelge Park on the south side of the Llano River bridge

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 and downtown on the Courthouse Square.

Sunday, October 21st

8:00 am – Cowboy Church followed by a free Biscuits and Gravy cowboy breakfast and live music. Donations accepted.



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