Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 29-31

OMG!con Halloween Party 

The team at OMG!con is bringing one of the biggest parties in town to Owensboro during Halloween weekend from October 30-31 at the Owensboro Convention Center. The organization’s first mini-con event will feature tons of video gaming, costume and cosplay contests and an OMG! Halloween Ball like no other. There will be drinks, food and music playing all night. A trolley will be provided Saturday and Sunday to carry passengers to and from TownePlace Suites, to the Convention Center, to The Brew Bridge. Owensboro’s Ghostly Productions will have the Con decorated for Halloween, so be prepared for some major spook vibes and a whole lot of fun! On Saturday the event runs from 10 a.m.-midnight and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Go ahead and get your tickets ahead of time!


This is a show for those who appreciate good, quality music, because that’s exactly what the Steeldrivers deliver. The Grammy-winning band is an absolute superstar in the Americana/Bluegrass music world, with their “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” album reaching the #1 spot on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts in 2015. The group made history in 2018 at the Grand Ole Opry as they performed alongside Bluegrass legends John Prine and Bill Murray, and the band’s music was recently featured on the hit TV series Yellowstone. You can see the Steeldrivers perform live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Terror at the Turley

The Turley building, located at the corner of 2nd and Daviess streets, used to house the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Now, it’s rumored to house ghosts. The Turley building was built in 1873 and RiverPark Center Executive Director Rich Jorn told the Messenger-Inquirer that it’s one of the five most haunted buildings in Owensboro. Even better, RPC is hosting “Terror at the Turley” throughout the month of October. The “PG-13” haunted house opens on Friday, October 15 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., and it will also be open on Oct. 22, 23, 30 and 31. Admission is $12 per person.

According to Jorn, “I wouldn’t bring small children.”