Chuck Wagon Lunch and Show at the Firelight Barn in Henderson
The Chuck Wagon lunch and show at the Firelight Barn in Henderson is a fun, family-friendly event held each Thursday afternoon in early spring, late fall, mid-summer, and early winter. The Chuck Wagon travels throughout the region, serving meals and live entertainment. Performers vary from week to week but are often local musicians or groups of friends who love old-time country music.
The Chuck Wagon travels to various locations, including schools, campgrounds, and other special events during the event. People can view the Chuck Wagon while it’s parked wherever they are, or they can call ahead and schedule a time to stop at their location.
When people arrive in their designated area, they find the Chuck Wagon and its crew of cooks. A menu is posted on the wagon's side to let people know what will be available for lunch. The crew of cooks is friendly and helpful if you have questions about their food.
Once the Chuck Wagon has served a few people, they pack up and move to another spot. People standing in line were asked to take their place so others could get in line. The Chuck Wagon is usually parked in front of a large building, such as a movie theater or church, so it’s easy for people to find.
Once the crowd has grown again, lunch begins. The crew of cooks serves both hot and cold food, including baked beans, cornbread, stew, hamburgers, and hot dogs. The food is served in disposable foam dishes with plastic utensils. Some locations sell soft drinks but don’t have glass bottles or cans.
Once everyone has finished lunch, the Chuck Wagon crew returns to their wagon and begins showing a movie. The movie varies weekly, but it is often a country music video, a documentary, or live footage.
After the movie ends, people get in line again to get their paper plates and plastic utensils. Then the crew takes requests for songs that they wish to perform. The crew asks people what songs they want and decides which will be sung during Chuck Wagon’s next show.
History and Highlights
The Chuck Wagon has fed and entertained many Las Vegas Valley families since 1992. The events are hosted by the Firelight Barn, a non-profit organization that provides quality programming for children and adults. The Firelight Barn was founded in 1989 by a group of local community members who wanted to create an event where families could spend time together. Since its inception, the Firelight Barn has partnered with businesses throughout Southern Nevada to bring their programs to communities and organizations.
Those who plan to attend the Chuck Wagon event should know that they will enjoy a fun event while they support the non-profit organization, the Firelight Barn. The event is family-friendly, with many different activities for children and adults. The meals are delicious, and the movie is always a good time. It’s a good way to spend time with your family and make new friends in the community.