What's better on a sunny summer morning than having some pancakes and coffee with 10,000 new friends? Well, nothing (except getting it for free)! The Pancake Breakfasts are held three times during Frontier Days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They are hugely popular because the food is great, the company is awesome and the entertainment is top-notch.

The breakfast runs from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the historic Depot Plaza, (Lincolnway and Capitol Avenue). You might be daunted by the sheer size of the line, but as you serpentine along with the crowd, you'll find the line moves quickly and you'll end up enjoying all your company!

Once you get to the front, the Kiwanis Club and their army of volunteers will serve you and the crowd more than 100,000 flapjacks made from 5,000 pounds of pancake mix, cook-up 3,000 pounds of ham, serve 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee, along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup during the three pancake breakfasts!

There's tons more food to be eaten during Cheyenne Frontier Days, including carnival food on the Midway at Frontier Park (8th and Dey Avenues), as well as street vendors throughout the city, including some great barbecue. Cheyenne is full of locally owned great restaurants, too (find out about the restaurants in Cheyenne here).

Many downtown local churches hold lunches after the parades on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday (signs are up downtown to lead you to the food!).

Hotels with their own restaurants, like Little America and the Plains, frequently host evening events during Frontier Days to celebrate Western cuisine. 

Another fun food event is the Chuck Wagon Cookoff, which is held at Old Frontier Town between the Old West Museum and the Indian Village (Carey and 8th Avenues). Watch authentic chuck wagon crews as they give a glimpse into life on the Goodnight Trail more than a 100 years ago. Crews are given a standard set of ingredients, then judged on not only the wide range of foods produced, but also on wagon, tools and campsite. Public may sample food. Demonstration cooking takes place each day of the cookoff and the Championship Cookoff takes place on the final day. 

 Return to the Cheyenne Frontier Day's page.