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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sulphur Creek "Iron Chef" Chuck Wagon Cook-off

The Sulphur Creek Cook’s Challenge (SCCC)  FOURTH annual chuck wagon cook off 

One of the premier events of Central Texas, is scheduled for April 5th and 6th, in Campbell Park, just 2 blocks from the historic downtown Courtyard Square District of Lampasas, Texas.

Sulphur Creek Cook’s Challenge Co-Chairpersons Sandra Julian and Talbert White expect a large turnout of local and area visitors, and several activities have been planned in conjunction with the cook off. “Our SCCC committee has done an excellent job in planning and coordinating several activities designed to bring folks to see Lampasas, “stated Sandra. Tina Matney, who is also a chairperson along with the rest of the committee members, emphasized that several attractions are family-oriented, adding , “there is something for everyone in the entire family, young and old to see at the Sulphur Creek Cook’s Challenge.”

Spectators will see the smoke curling up through the trees as the chuck wagons prepare authentic Chuck Wagon food. Just imagine eating lunch there!  Meat, beans, potatoes, bread and desserts cooked at a real, authentic 1800s Chuck Wagon!

The chuck wagons will set up camp under the Live Oak and Pecan trees cooking authentic meals that will be judged in competition. The public will have a chance to check out the wagons, walk through the camps and visit with the cooks!

The chuck wagons entered for this competition are more than 100 years old! And when you are among these wagons, you are automatically transported back to the late 1800s early 1900s. These wagons are coming from all points East, West, North and South of the historic cattle drive trail known as the Great Western Trail which actually passed through Lampasas County during the years of 1874-1892, taking herds of Long Horn cattle north to Dodge City, Kansas.
M Bar S Chuckwagon of Brad Muske & Craig Stickley
Festivities begin Friday April 5th with the judging of the wagons. Wagon team members must be dressed in 1800’s clothing and their wagons will be judged for authenticity and its equipment.

Saturday April 6th, beginning at 6 am, KCYL/KACQ’S Ronnie Witcher will kick off the morning as the wagon cooks light the camp fires and get out their Dutch Ovens. Cowboy Poets Malcolm Dickinson and James Powell will be telling stories about Lampasas history and the  
The Fort Hood Mounted Calvary will begin their performance at 2PM.  We have a fun filled weekend   lined up, all performing for your enjoyment.

Meal tickets for “Lunch off a Wagon” are $10.00 each. 300 will go on sale March 1, 2013. You may purchase a ticket from a committee member, Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, Builders Mart, email, Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce, or call 512-525-3550.

“It’s a chance to see and re-live history.” We are doing this so the young and old can see something they may have never seen and experience something they have no idea could have happened. And it gives the older folks an opportunity to re-live their youth. It is a good all-around family outing.   After the competition phases are completed, winners and awards will be presented to the wagons and winning teams.

Mosey on over to Lampasa, Texas and enjoy the authentic taste of Texas having lunch from the Chuckwagon along with activities and entertainment.  Lampasas is north of Austin, Texas on Hwy 183 or north of San Antonio taking highway 281. 

Cowboys and Chuckwagon Cooking would like to thank the assistance of Sandra Jullian and the committee members of the Sulphur Creek Cook’s Challenge.     Members include:   
Carla and Roland Shaub, Julie and Kevin Smith, Lori and Randy Lake, Tina Matney and Hyman Izbicki, Buddy Southards, Sandra Julian and Talbert White. 

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