Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 18-20

KY State Archery Championships  

Archery—both indoor and outdoor—is a sport that’s quickly gaining popularity across the country, and Owensboro will be hosting the 2022 KY S3DA Indoor State Championship Feb. 18-20 at the Owensboro Convention Center. The S3DA program’s mission is to foster, educate and guide youth in the areas of indoor target, 3-D and outdoor target archery as well as safe, ethical bowhunting practices. Whether you’re a longtime archery enthusiast or a newbie who wants to learn more, this is a great chance to see some of the best kids in the state of Kentucky shoot for the title! Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for those under 18.

Green River Distilling Tour 

After launching its first self-branded bourbon in over a century last week, there is no better time to visit and tour Green River Distilling Co. than right now! Even better, the distillery’s Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available for purchase at the site. This bourbon whiskey is 90-proof, with a rich, amber hue and a mash bill made up of 70% Kentucky-grown corn, 21% winter rye and 9% malted two and six-row barley. You can smell and taste notes of cinnamon, dried cherry, light leather, vanilla, caramel and chocolate mint which, to be honest, sounds a little bit like heaven. You can take a $15 tour of the historic property and participate in a bourbon tasting Monday-Saturday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.  

Art from the Heart   

This art exhibit features some of the most prominent artists of the mid to late 20th century and celebrates the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s collection as an important documentary on this aspect of American art. The collection is great for professional and rookie artists alike as it showcases the diversity of creativity expressed by contemporary artists and craftsmen working outside the academic tradition. You can find and explore innovative styles, techniques and nontraditional media used by these artists—from woodcarving, to painted wood construction, to gourd and polychromed carving. The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.