Barbecue connoisseurs gather the last weekend in June at the annual Smokin’ On The Pecos BBQ Cook-Off State Championship. Traveling far and wide to participate, professional and amateur barbeque chefs compete for $10,000 in total cash prizes in the event that is dually sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association. Participants compete in a variety of categories, all professionally judged. Visitors can enjoy the food, beer, live music, crafts, and other great entertainment in the weekend long event. Keep your eyes open as you may even see barbecue television personalities at this competition! Always the last weekend in June. For more information visit www.smokinonthepecos.us.