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Chuckwagon Stage

This stage will be in the south end of the CCEC, and host only musicians.  Visitors will be able to sit and listen to musicians and/or enjoy a meal purchased from one of the food truck vendors located outside.

Friday, March 10

3:00 – Doug Figgs
3:30 – Kristen Lloyd
4:00 – Cart
er Junction
4:30 – Major Family
5:00 – Fall River Boys
5:30 – Many Strings
6:00 – Dave and Jenny Anderson
6:30 – Chris Mortensen
7:00 – Kristyn Harris
7:30 – Jon Chandler
8:00 – Doug Figgs

Saturday, March 11
Patriotic & Kids Poetry
Contests - 8 am
10:00 – Chris Mortensen
10:30 – Dave and Jenny Anderson
11:00 – Many Strings
11:30 – Fall River Boys
12:00 – Carter Junction
12:30 – Major Family
1:00 – Kristyn Harris
1:30 - Doug Figgs

4:00 – Many Strings
4:30 – Kristen Lloyd
5:00 – Dave and Jenny Anderson
5:30 – Chris Mortensen
6:00 – Jon Chandler
6:30 – Doug Figgs


Stage Name:  The Chuckwagon

“Official State Vehicle” of Texas, the chuckwagon was invented by Charlie Goodnight in 1866 and soon became commonplace on trail drives and roundups throughout the West.
The wagon’s distinctive feature is the chuck box, which towers over the rear of the wagon. A hinged drop lid creates the cook’s work table and reveals drawers, shelves, and cubbyholes for cooking and eating utensils and foodstuffs, and, oftentimes, remedies such as liniment, salts, quinine, calomel, and medicinal whiskey. A waterproofed canvas roof, or fly, sometimes stretches from the wagon for shade or protection in stormy weather.
A “cooney”—a rawhide or canvas sling—under the wagon carried firewood or chips for cooking. Water kegs, a coffee grinder, washtub, shovels, and other implements were sometimes affixed to the sides. A “jockey box” carrying tools rode up front. Supplies filled the wagon box, and in smaller outfits without a “hoodlum wagon,” the chuckwagon carried bedrolls, spare saddles, tents, and such.

The cook (also known as cookie, cocinero, coosie, belly cheater, dough roller, biscuit shooter, bean master, sop and ’taters, sourdough, hash slinger, kitchen mechanic, pot rustler) was king of the camp and his domain around the chuckwagon was respected while he whipped up “chuck” such as bacon, beans, beef, biscuits, sourdough bullets, bear sign, son-of-a-bitch stew, huckydummy, sow bosom, Mexican strawberries, pooch, and other culinary delights for the cowboy crew.

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