Artesia’s mayor has delivered a proclamation for an event later this month.
He has declared June 26 and 27 the “Smokin’ on the Pecos Days.”
This state barbecue championship celebrates its fourth anniversary this year.
This year’s event includes performances by Jo Dee Messina and Little Joe y La Familia.
It also features a craft show and a mounted shooting competition.
Both the Kansas City Barbeque Society and the Rocky Mountain Barbeque Association have sanctioned Smokin’ on the Pecos.