Third annual barbecue championship provides weekend of entertainment

ARTESIA — The Third Annual Smokin’ on the Pecos New Mexico State BBQ Championship will kick off this weekend at the Eddy County Fairgrounds, with a full slate of entertainment and barbecue competition on tap.
A Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified BBQ Judges’ Class will be held from 8 a.m. – noon Friday for those wishing to take their barbecue-tasting skills to the professional level. The cost is $85, and registration for the class is ongoing at or by contacting David or Vickie Grousnick at 513-4291 or 513-4290. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.