American Chuck Wagon Association Membership

The American Chuck Wagon Association is passionate about preserving the heritage of the American chuck wagon. Membership is open to individuals and organizations.

Annual and lifetime memberships are available.
Current lifetime members are: Pete Ballew, Diana-Rejba Barr, Corey Barr, Larry Barr, Wayne Calk, Kathy Christensen, Rick Christman, Glenn Cochran, Clint Combs, Calvin Daugherty, Monte Deckerd, Dorothy Douthit, Leland Fellows, David Gaunky, Dale Grubelnik, John Gunn, Alan Haley, David Harkness, Sam Howell, Joe Jones, Kenneth Kickendahl, Gene Kotzur, Todd Limke, Walter Lowe, Patti Maness, K. Miller, Brad Muske, Cody Muske, David Pabst, Jim Patrick, Marcus Reed, Phil Rodgers, Maribeth Sexton, Ronnie Sexton, Cody Smith, Bob Sparks, Nancy Sparks, Steve Sparks, Tresa Sparks, Jim Staley, Barbara Stavlo, Paul Stavlo, Lonnie Tegeler, Bill Thompson, Lisa Truesdall, Rick Verde, and Wayne Wienecke.

Some benefits of membership are receiving a newsletter, purchasing cookbooks at a discount, voting on directors and policies of the association, being listed on the website for catering and chuck wagon related business and wagon registration.

Applicants wishing to join the ACWA can do so in one of three ways:

1. By mail: Download the ACWA Membership Form. Complete it and mail it along with the appropriate membership fee to:

ACWA, P.O. Box 626, Belton TX 76513

2. Email: Download the ACWA Membership Form. Complete it and email it along with your credit card information to

3. Online: Pay online using your credit card or PayPal by providing the information below and clicking the Pay Now button.
Paying online will charge a $5.00 convenience fee.

Membership Type
Do you have a wagon?
Wagon's competition name:

Current Member Sites

Many members of the ACWA have their own sites and/or FaceBook pages that offer information about chuck wagon history, catering services, and chuck wagon restoration.

Have Wagon Will Travel

Members interested in registering their wagon and receiving this beautiful medallion can download the form here.
Wagon Registration Medallion
ACWA Wagon Registration Form
Fill out the form and mail it along with the pictures and the $100 fee to:
ACWA, P.O. Box 626, Belton TX 76513

In 2014, a member award program was initiated to recognize special achievements. Recipients are nominated and voted on by the membership.

2020 winners were:
     Pioneer Award - Sue Cunningham, Texas
     Western Heritage Award - B.K. Nuzum, Oklahoma
     Rookie of the Year - J.D. & Gayle Cross, Texas
     Hoodlum Award - Wade Cates, Texas
     Event of the Year - Canadian River Renegades Chuck Wagon Cook Off in Logan, New Mexico

2019 winners were:
     Pioneer Award - Wayne Calk from Texas
     Western Heritage Award - Kathy Christensen from Texas
     Rookie of the Year - Adam Hanger from West Virginia
     Hoodlum Award - Todd Limke new lifetime member from Oklahoma
     Young Coosie Award - Grady Jackson from Oklahoma and Tucker Goss from Oklahoma
     Event Award - Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook Off, Chandler, AZ

Previous winners can be seen here.

Details and the procedures for nominations can be found here. Award Nomination Form

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