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Bring the Whole Family!

Families and foodies alike will delight at the 32nd Annual Chuck Wagon Festival, a celebration of Western and Native American history, art and cuisine for all ages.

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$20 per person*

Free for Museum members and children 12 and under
Free for foster families, thanks to the Arnall Family Foundation
Free for Blue Star families
*Discounts and complimentary passes do not apply

Chuck Wagon pie


Chuck Wagon & Native American Food Samples

Returning for the second year, Native American food samples will be available at this year’s festival in Liichokoshkomo’, the Museum’s interactive outdoor addition showcasing the diversity of the West with inter-tribal native dwellings, a pioneer village and interactive natural history features. Visitors can chat with the chef and learn more about the histories and traditions of Native foods. Chuck Wagon cooks, several of whom are long-time festival participants, will travel from around Oklahoma and surrounding states to provide visitors with a taste of traditional cowboy cooking.

No outside containers permitted..

Big Pasture, El Reno, OK – Stew, Beans, Biscuits
Little Dixie, Choctaw, OK – Cobbler
Crosstimber Ranch, Mustang OK – Beef Tips, Cobbler
Honey-Do Spoiler, Pampa, TX – Beef Tips, Cobbler
Rafter JB Wagon, Cambridge, KS – Sausage and Beans Chowder, Corn Bread, Rice Pudding, Fried Apples
Five D, Texarkana, AR – Cobbler, Rice Pudding
Arthur “Sonny” Fields, Native American Chef, hunter/forager, and founder of The Wolfs Plate LLC. – Green Chili Hominy, Corn Soup, Fry Bread, Grape Dumplings


Ropemaking, Archery, Crafts, Petting Zoo And Much More

Visitors can also enjoy artisan demonstrations, a petting zoo, archery, hands-on craft stations and more. Back by popular demand are activities and demonstrations like ropemaking, flint knapping, painting, basket weaving, quilting and more. Families can take part in creating seed pots, fabric action figures, pinch pots and more!  All crafts and activities are free with admission, except food from The Museum Grill and souvenirs from Persimmon Hill.

Saturday Only

Hank the Cowdog Author John R. Erickson

Special Events Center • 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. • Book signing at Noon and 2:30 p.m.

Hear from John R. Erickson, best known as the author of the beloved Hank the Cowdog series of books, audio-books, and stage plays. Hank the Cowdog merchandise is available in Persimmon Hill and at the Wagon. Shop online at

Dr. H.P. Hedgethicket III, Esq. “Medicine Show”

Western States Plaza •Saturday 11:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. • Sunday 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Hedgethicket can also be found wandering in Prosperity Junction and Town Square trying to sell his “medicine!”

Ladies Frontier Fashion with Mrs. Davis

Visit Mrs. Davis and see her designs of women’s wear for farm and frontier.

Bill Pickett (Saturday) and Buffalo Soldier (Sunday)

On Saturday, keep your eye out for Bill Pickett, rodeo cowboy, famous for (among other things) introducing bulldogging to modern rodeo. Sunday, look for the Buffalo Soldier, a member of the U.S. Army cavalry and infantry regiments of Black men that served from 1867 – 1869.

Seminole and Cherokee Fur Trader Camp

Engage with historical interpreters as they illustrate what makes up an 18-century Seminole and Cherokee fur trader camp.

Dutch Oven Cookin’

Learn about Dutch Oven Cookin’ with Luann Sewell Waters. Waters has more than 25 years’ experience teaching workshops and seminars across the United States.

Western Dance For All Abilities

Sam Noble Special Events Center • Saturday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. • Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Join instructors from Aspiring Attitudes, an inclusive dance studio located in Oklahoma City, as they teach and lead dances for those with all skills and abilities. Come kick up your dancin’ boots!

Stagecoach Mary

Meet Stagecoach Mary Fields, a pioneer who was the first Black woman to be a star-route mail carrier.

Artisan Demonstrations

“Art of a Cowboy” Steve Boaldin, Painter
John Rule, Sculptor
Neil Garrison, Flintknapper
Beverly Huggins Kirk, Quilt Historian-Artist
Chase Kahwinhut Earles, Caddo Potter
John Brown, Dugout Canoe
BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather

Live Music & Dancing


Live entertainment at the event will include country and western dancing, live music performed by Rodeo Opry and on-stage Medicine Show. This year’s festivities will also feature a Native American Hunters Camp with re-enactors in period 1700s-era clothing and a dugout canoe demonstration, both new additions to Chuck Wagon.

Stage Entertainment

Saturday, May 27

10:30 a.m. The Dalbys*
1:30 a.m. Dr. H.P. Hedgethickett III, Esq. Medicine Show
12:15 p.m. Cowboy Jim Garling
1:30 p.m. Dustin Jones*
2:15 p.m. Dr. H.P. Hedgethickett III, Esq. Medicine Show
3:00 p.m. Wyatt Zane*

*Musical Entertainment Provided by Oklahoma Opry • Stage Emcee Cowboy Jim Garling

Stage Entertainment

Sunday, May 28

11:00 a.m.          The McKedy Band*
12:00 p.m.          Dr. H.P. Hedgethickett III, Esq. Medicine Show
1:00 p.m.            Cowboy Jim Garling
2:00 p.m.            Mallory Eagle*
3:00 p.m.            Luke Haley*

*Musical Entertainment Provided by Oklahoma Opry • Stage Emcee Cowboy Jim Garling

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