Festivals

Big O Music Fest

The Big O Music Fest, the best time in Owensboro, features some of the top names in country music and is held annually at Reid’s Orchard.

Tickets can be purchased through the website.

Gates open at noon with performances beginning at 1 p.m.

Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival

The fourth annual festival brings hundreds of participants and thousands of people down to English Park to enjoy the incredible competition of dragon boat racing on the Ohio River along with cultural entertainment and great food.

East Bridge Art & Music Festival

Studio Slant hosts the Annual East Bridge Art and Music Festival on the riverfront in Smothers Park. More than 50 artists from around the region showcase their amazing talents while dozens of teams turn the streets around the festival into a canvas of incredible chalk art.

270-684-3570

Trunnell’s Fall Squash-N-Pumpkin Gobble Fest

9255 U.S. Highway 431
Utica, Kentucky 42376

Phone: (270) 733-2222 or (877) 733-2202
Fax: (270) 733-4331

During October enjoy The Great Gourd Hunt (Children bring baskets) and dazzle your taste buds with our delicious Pumpkin Soup. Children can join in the fun with the Fall Squash Scavenger Hunt, play in the Family Fun Acre, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet the animals, play Farm Scene Investigation, get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, & play Funky Pumpkin, and Finger Funnies. Join the competition by entering the Kids Archery Turkey Shoot both days. The whole family can enjoy live entertainment, scenic hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin painting and more “ Absolutely Farmtastic Fun!”

 

 

Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Cookoff

Diamond Lake Resort is proud bring back the only state-sanctioned BBQ Championship. Over 48 of the best cooking teams from several states will compete for over $10,000 in prize money.

270-229-4900

Trunnell’s Ole’ Cider Days

A weekend of cider and sampling including six different ciders will tickle your taste buds: Strawberry Cider, Blackberry Cider, Peach Cider, Red Cherry Cider, Blueberry Cider and Fresh Apple Cider. Fresh picked apples, apple butter, apple pie, and apple bread will be sampled too. This year’s Ole’ Cider Days Festival will feature live music, pulled pork BBQ, freshly pressed apple cider, apple cider donuts, and great gun for the whole family. Our guests will experience how pioneers made cider with antique, hand-cranked presses, enjoy scenic hayrides around the farm and to the Pumpkin Patch, children can get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet them, or have “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun” in the Family Fun Acre.

270-733-2222

Owensboro Air Show

The skies above Owensboro will be buzzing again this fall with the sounds of vintage aircraft, military war birds, and jets as the annual Owensboro Air Show takes to the skies.  Enjoy static display of aircraft and a glimpse of some amazing aerial demonstrations on Friday night at the Owensboro Regional Airport.  Then head downtown on Saturday to enjoy the amazing talents of some of the best pilots in the world as they push the limits and showcase the best in aviation technology and history.

Trunnell’s Octoberfest

This unique festival celebrates the fall season and everything farming! This is an event for the whole family. Come climb aboard the farm equipment, enter the Corn Toss Contest, and enjoy listening to live music while viewing the countryside. The children can enjoy the Family Fun Acre,pPlay Farm Scene Investigation, get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet the animals, enjoy hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, face painting, pumpkin sculpting contest, pumpkin painting, great food, caramel apples, Roasted sweet corn and more “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun”!

270-733-2222

Boo-Fest

The last three weekends in October at Diamond Lake Resort. Activities include a haunted hay ride on Friday nights, and pumpkin painting, games, crafts, Trick or Treating every Saturday at 3 p.m., and a trip through the haunted house. Tours begin each Friday and Saturday night at 7 pm.

270-229-4900

Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival

This unique festival celebrates the fall season and everything apple! Sample all kinds of tasty treats from food vendors, go shopping among the many arts & crafts vendors, and let the kids enjoy the petting zoo, or get a thrill on the many carnival rides.