Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

File photo Chuck wagon cooks from throughout the region will compete Saturday in the annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at the fairgrounds.

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Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off.

Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee.

Cooks hail from across Texas, Colorado and several wagons from Clovis, including two from Cannon Air Force Base.

The winner will be awarded a bronze statue sculpted by local artist Curtis Fort. Proceeds will benefit the Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant and scholarships.

The event will be at the Curry County Fairgrounds and is being held in conjunction with Joe’s Boot Shop’s 6th Annual Calf Roping today, Friday and Saturday at the Events Center.

There will also be a chuck wagon breakfast held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.

Tickets available at Joe’s Boot Shop for the cook-off are $15 and $8 for the breakfast.

Combo tickets for both events are $20.

Information: (800) 658-6378.