Fort Sisseton Chuck Wagon Cook-Off winners
June 17, 2011
On Saturday, June 4, 2011 for the first time in Fort Sisseton history, four period-correct cowboy chuck wagons rolled onto the grounds and set up their camps. The Fort provided each wagon with groceries necessary to cook for 50 sponsors, making dishes chicken fried steak, beans, bread, potatoes and dessert.
Each wagon used what groceries it was given, supplementing the supplies with their own secret spices and ingredients all the while competing for $2,000 in cash and prizes.
On Sunday, June 5, some of the wagons paired with children to teach the next generation the “tricks of the trade” by showing them how to make an apple cobbler in a Dutch Oven over an open fire. It was a great learning experience for the youth involved, and fun for the wagon cooks.
Here are the results:
Chicken Fried Steak: 1. Sweet Sally, Sue and Bob Glanzer and Crew; 2. (tie) Lost Creek/Hallsons and Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose; 3. DT Wagon/Patricks.
Beans: 1. DT Wagon/Patricks; 2. Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose; 3. Sweet Sally, Sue and Bob Glanzer and Crew.
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Bread: 1. DT Wagon/Patricks; 2. Sweet Sally, Sue and Bob Glanzer and Crew; 3. Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose.
Potatoes: 1. Sweet Sally, Sue and Bob Glanzer and Crew; 2. Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose; 3. DT Wagon/Patricks.
Dessert: 1. Lost Creek/Hallsons; 2. Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose; 3. Sweet Sally, Sue and Bob Glanzer and Crew.
Best Wagon: 1. DT Wagon/Patrick’s; 2. Lost Creek/Hallsons; 3. Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose.
Kid’s Cook-Off: Overall winner was Cloe and Cole, cooking with DT Wagon owned by Patricks. Runner-up: Haley with the Prairie Sky/Prairie Rose Wagon; and Lexi and Ben who both cooked with the Lost Creek wagon owned by the Hallsons.
The Cook-Off was a great addition to an already amazing festival chock-full of South Dakota legend and lore.