Experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of authentic 1880s chuck wagons as teams from across the West compete using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. Live music, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities add to the fun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 for full meal. Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, pardnersoftumbleweedranch.org, 480-782-2717. Festivities begin Nov. 8, 6-10 p.m., $10, with live entertainment and a beer garden.