As comfortable and hardy as an old pair of boots, the chuck wagon dinner is a venerated piece of cowboy culture. But you don't have to travel back in time, or even to Texas, to get a taste. Every Saturday evening until Labor Day, Edgewood's Wildlife West ecopark (I-40 and Route 66) rustles up a relaxed, family-style meal with all the fixings—barbecued brisket, chicken, ranch beans, baked potatoes, rolls, apple sauce, cookies and lemonade. (There are vegetarian options, too.) It's served under the stars with a little live country music to aid in digestion. Cost is $20 adults, $19 seniors, $10 kids ages 5 to 11 and free for kids under 5. You'll need to RSVP by 2 p.m. the day of the meal: Do it at (877) 981-WILD (9453) or wildlifewest.org.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
Y'all City Slickers Listen Up
Thursday, Jul 28: Edgewood Music and Arts Fest
Sunset Chuckwagon barbecue, Western swing music, raptor show and wildlife zoo.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Send It Soaring
Saturday, Apr 23: Kite Fest
Colorful kites of all shapes and sizes. Visitors can bring their own kite, buy one at the festival or watch professional stunt kite fliers maneuver kites expertly in the wind.
V.24 No.17 | 04/23/2015
Fly Me There
Wildlife West Nature Park Wind Festival
The skies will be filled with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes throughout the weekend. Take your own kite, or buy one at the festival.
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A Farm-Tastic Extravaganza
Featuring blacksmith demonstrations, antique tractors, trucks & machinery, model trucks & tractors and more.
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How the West was fed
V.18 No.32 | 8/6/2009
Irene Young (ireneyoungfoto.com)
Music to Your Ears
The Wildlife West Music Festival is wheeling in Grammy-nominated folk musician John McCutcheon and more than 10 other acoustic acts. If somehow you get bored of listening to McCutcheon, a man Johnny Cash called "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard," you can always go gawk at a mountain lion.