American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off Returns to Fredericksburg, Texas April 5-7

Fredericksburg, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas, March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg, Texas Thursday, April 5 through Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds.

The ACWA Championship Cook Off will include 15 to 20 qualified chuck wagon teams that have won in previous competitions across the United States.

The ACWA Championship Cook Off will begin on Thursday, April 5, with a local education day including demonstrations by chuck wagon teams for area sixth grade students. The event will continue on Friday, April 6, as the chuck wagon teams are judged on time period authenticity for the trail drive era (1866-1886). The event will conclude on Saturday, April 7, with a chuck wagon meal and an auction to benefit the ACWA youth activities and scholarships.  The ACWA Championship Cook Off food competition will be judged by a panel of food writers, journalists and local officials.   The event will take place rain or shine.

The event is free and open to the public.  Spectators are welcome to attend the event held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, Texas, 78624. Visitors may purchase lunch tickets for Saturday’s meal prepared by competing chuck wagons, which will include a chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread and dessert. The tickets are on sale at the ACWA website  Tickets are $20 per person and are first come first serve with a limited quantity. Drinks will be sold by the Gillespie County Fair Association to benefit their scholarship program. 

The development of the chuck wagon helped sustain the cowboys and cattlemen living and working on such cattle trails.  The American Chuck Wagon Association – which started as a small group of Old West enthusiasts and expanded to a worldwide association with members from 33 states, France and Germany - is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by sponsorships, tax-free donations, memberships, honorariums and memorials. The mission of the ACWA is “to preserve and present the heritage of the Chuck Wagon.” For more information on the ACWA, visit

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