Join Us for a Chuckwagon Dinner

Chuckwagon Dinner

Harmon Parkhurst. Campers with chuck wagon, New Mexico, 1925–1945?.  Courtesy of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), Negative Number 069707.

Friday, August 18th
6:00 pm

After a long day on the trail, come to El Rancho de las Golondrinas, gather round the fire and eat your fill of “chuck” from an authentic 1890 chuckwagon!

Friday, August 18th at 6:00 P.M. the place to be is El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM.

Ticket Information

$20.00 for adults/ $18.00 for seniors (age 62+) and teens/$12.00 for children 5 to 11 years of age/FREE for children 4 and under!

Discounts available for Los Amigos Del Museo Members as follows:  $18.00for adults/$16.00 for seniors (age 62+) and teens/ $10.00 for members’ children 5 to 11 years of age/ FREE for children 4 and under!

Tickets available beginning on June 1, 2017 at,  or on site the night of the event as long as an RSVP has been sent.

Attendance limited to the first 250 to RSVP!


The chuckwagon was invented in 1866 by Charles Goodnight. Carl Hawkins, your host for this special evening, had the good fortune to work for a direct descendant, Thomas Goodnight, not as a cook, but as a cowboy. While Mr. Goodnight taught him how to put together a good herd of cattle and recognize a quality horse for its merits, his career as a chuckwagon cook is due to the encouragement of his well fed family and friends.


Carl will create for you the atmosphere of a trail camp with a taste of the old west featuring chopped, smoked beef brisket, cheese enchiladas, sweet/hot baked beans, buttermilk fruit and cabbage slaw, homemade chili biscuits and Dutch oven fruit cobbler!

Weekend Activities

Join in for a fun and historic dinner adventure! And be sure to attend the week-end festival following this dinner, “Adventures in Territorial New Mexico,” Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th.  Carl will be here all weekend making his world famous chili biscuits the old fashioned way.


RSVP to Kathryn Carey at (505) 471-2261, ext. 215 or [email protected] by July 15th.

Come and Get It!

Also, please consider this your invitation to the Chuckwagon Dinner. There will be no printed/mailed invitation.

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