Month: April 2015

Art in the Park

More than 40 years Artesia Arts Council has hosted the always anticipated Art in the Park. Vendors of handcrafted arts and crafts gather in Central Park, a quaint neighborhood park, to display their goods. Beautiful autumn weather accompanies the fall day and subtly signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Always the third Saturday in October.

Smokin’ on the Pecos

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 […]

Main Event Car Show & Cruise

Every spring, Artesia’s Heritage Plaza fills up with classic cars of all makes and models in one of the largest car shows in the area. Artesia Car Enthusiasts team up with Artesia MainStreet to welcome nearly 200 car enthusiasts to Artesia the last weekend in March. Beautiful cars, along with great music (the oldies, but […]