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.