2019 Albertson's Market World Championship
Chuckwagon Cook-off Competition
We are proud to feature the Albertson's Market LCCS World Championship Chuckwagon Cook-off Competition (featured on the Food Network's All American Festivals and Cowboy Challenge) with prizes totaling $13,000. Competitors are judged on categories of food; meat, potatoes, bread, beans, and dessert as well as an overall food winner. Not only do our wagons compete in cooking, but on the authenticity of their wagons and attire.
Chuckwagon lunch on Saturday at 12 noon and Chuckwagon breakfast on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
To download a PDF of the Chuckwagon map, click here.
MEET OUR 2019 CHUCKWAGON COOK-OFF COMPETITORS
BLACK IRON WAGON
Walter Lowe & Bob Wooley – Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch Wagon
This chuckwagon was made by John Deere Company sometime around 1904 in Moline, Illinois. We like to think it made its way to New Mexico to find work on cattle drives. When that work played out, the wagon remained in northern New Mexico and perhaps provided transportation and chuckwagon meals on some large ranch. Oh, if it could only talk, the tales it would tell. Walter and Bob purchased it in January 2014 and started to work on it to make it as original as possible. It is still a work in progress.
C BAR C
Sue Cunningham – Hartley, Texas – Ranch Wagon
The C Bar C Ranch is located in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle near the town of Hartley, Texas. The C Bar C Chuckwagon is a Peter Schuttler wagon from the early 1900s. This wagon is used on the ranch for spring/fall roundups and brandings.
Steve Gibson – Germantown, Tennessee – Ranch Wagon
This 48” Peter Schuttler wagon was manufactured in Chicago, Illinois and sold to a dealer in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1916. The Schrock family of Yoder, Kansas purchased it for use in their harness, farming and ranching businesses. It is a unique, heavy duty ranch wagon with factory bolster springs.
Sam Howell – Odessa, Texas – Ranch Wagon
The Cocklebur Camp Wagon is a “STANDARD” with F.W.W. Flint Michigan on the hubs. The Flint Wagons Works in Flint, Michigan started in 1882. It was purchased by Mr. Charles Crapser and was Flint’s first incorporated company in 1884. Here they built wagons for all purposes such as travel, hauling and for family use. This wagon started its life as a farm and grain wagon before it was converted to a chuckwagon. The Cocklebur Camp is headquartered in Skeen, Texas, once a community on the now abandoned Santa Fe Railroad running from Slaton, Texas to Lamesa, Texas.
Dale Grubelnik - Lubbock, Texas – Trail Wagon
Grubelnik Ranch is located in Raton, New Mexico on Berla Mesa. The wagon is a 1905 Weber with original paint.
HONEY DO SPOILER
Kevin Romines – Pampa, Texas – Trail Wagon
This wagon is an early 1900s Rock Island. The stenciling of who sold and warranted the wagon is still readable on the sideboards. The crew has cooked for cowboys at roundups, receptions, weddings and cook-offs.
Thomas Jackson, Jr. – Grants, New Mexico – Ranch Wagon
The Jackson Ranch, located on Highway 605 N near San Mateo, New Mexico, is a working cattle and horse ranch run by Tom Jackson Sr. and Tom Jackson Jr. The Jacksons raise registered Longhorn cattle and registered Appaloosas horses. The Jackson Ranch Wagon is a working chuckwagon in use on the ranch regularly during branding season and for annual 4th of July cookouts held every year for family and friends at the ranch. The Jacksons have attended the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium and Chuckwagon Cook-off for several years. “We want to have a good time and want to teach others about our way of life and learn from other competitors.”
Wayne Slinkard – Roswell, New Mexico – Ranch Wagon
Wayne Slinkard is an old time Dutch oven cook who now owns and operates the La Junta chuckwagon out of Roswell, NM. It is a beautiful wagon, with every detail the right period in history. Wayne last competed at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium in 2015.
LONELY GOAT RANCH
John & Sharon Drusedum – Roswell, New Mexico – Trail Wagon
Purchased in June 2014, the Lonely Goat Ranch Wagon has been in use on the ranch and for local events since then. This “Indiana” wagon was manufactured in LaFayette, Indiana in the late 1800s. It came with a chuck box of questionable condition which was replicated to its original design, material and dimensions. A recent restoration involved a thorough cleaning, replacement of unsound wooden components and repainting. During the restoration, many original markings and paint details were discovered and incorporated into the final product. This wagon was used in interpretative programs at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces and then later at Fort Selden State Monument in Radium Springs. It has traveled throughout the state entertaining and educating people across New Mexico.
Glenn Moreland – Fort Davis, Texas – Trail Wagon
The Moreland Wagon is an Owensboro wagon originally used as a cotton wagon by German farmers in the costal farmlands of Texas. Glenn, an award-winning cook, purchased the wagon in 1970 and later restored and converted it to a chuckwagon. The past 40 years it has been used on roundups in West Texas, competed in chuckwagon cook-offs, and catered events from weddings to county fairs to cooking demonstrations. This wagon is one of the first Glenn restored from his Moreland Wagon Shop. Since 1996 his small shop has produced dozens of wagons and buggies and even an oxcart and half a stagecoach for museum exhibits. His work can be found on display at the Fort Davies National Historic Site, the Museum of Big Bend, as well as the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.
MOUNTAIN TRAILS CHUCKWAGON
David Wade – Rye, Colorado – Trail Wagon
Mountain Trails Chuckwagon is an authentic working trail wagon that competes in Chuckwagon cook offs in the local area. They are judged on meat, beans, potatoes, biscuits and cobbler.
Homer Robertson – Granbury, Texas – Trail Wagon
The Robertson Wagon Slash/R is a Newton wagon produced around 1900. It was first sold from a hardware and farm implement store in Iowa. Homer purchased the wagon from Jerry Miller of Decatur, Texas in 1998. The chuck box and boot were then built. The wagon features original paint and lettering on its box as well as original series numbers from Newton on the running gear.
Marcus Reed – Burleson, Texas – Trail Wagon
The Rockin MR chuckwagon is a Newton wagon that first competed at the Cowboy Symposium in 2016. This will be one of many official competitions for Reed and his friends who participate in charity chuckwagon events.
Scott & Alicia Tibbets – Glen Rose, Texas – Trail Wagon
Shadow Peak is all original except for the chuck box. It has never been painted and is exactly how it rolled off the factory floor. Shadow Peak is a family team and has competed for 12 years all over Texas and the Southwest.