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Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 22-24

Daviess County Fair     It’s that time of year again, folks! The Daviess County Lions Club Fair will be bringing you all the rides, food and good times you could ask for July 20-23. You can click here to check out the four-day schedule, which will include events such as an open dairy show,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 6-8

Dailey & Vincent   If you’re in the market for a concert from some high-profile, multi award-winning musicians, then we’ve got you covered this weekend. On May 6, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host Dailey & Vincent to perform live for a night of amazing Bluegrass music. Individually, Jamie Dailey and Darrin…

Your Two-Day Itinerary for Owensboro

Owensboro is the perfect place to spend a weekend getaway. Whether you’re on a cross-country roadtrip to a city like St. Louis (only three hours away) or Nashville (only two hours away), or you’ve just decided to get out and explore the great state of Kentucky, our northwestern city should absolutely be a destination on…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 7-9

Bronze Buffalo PaintOut        This three-day festival brings dozens of artists to Owensboro from Kentucky and surrounding states to render paintings of famous local sites and community events. The paintings are entered into a competition and presented in a one-night exhibition at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. The buffalo theme is inspired…

Haunted Places to Check Out in Owensboro

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s the best time of the year to explore everything spooky, haunted and paranormal. Here in Owensboro, we’ve got more than a dozen locations throughout the city and county that have sparked hundreds of ghost sighting reports over the years. From stories of a ghost that pushes people down…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 14-16

Cole Swindell      Country superstar Cole Swindell is bringing his “Back Down To The Bar” tour to the Owensboro Sportscenter on October 14 at 7 p.m., along with special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe. Swindell will be performing all his greatest hits, including “You Should Be Here” and “Middle of a Memory,” as…

Holiday Events for the Whole Family

As we get closer and closer to Christmas Day, we wanted to invite visitors and locals alike to partake in a number of family-friendly holiday activities that are sure to boost your spirits leading up to the big day!    Christmas at Panther Creek runs every night from 6-9 p.m. at Panther Creek Park. You…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 23-25

Winter Break Blast        The Owensboro Museum of Science and History is hosting a weeklong event for all the kiddos who want something fun and educational to do while school’s out! OMSH’s “Winter Break Blast” will be held December 20-23 featuring different events each day. Head downtown to see the museum’s Live Animal…

Trunnell’s throwing Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Owensboro

Who said Easter egg hunts were only for kids?! Trunnell’s Farm Market is breaking all the rules this year with an Easter Egg Hunt for ADULTS! At Cottontail & Cocktails, you can discover your inner child by chasing down eggs filled with prizes. And by prizes, we mean cold, hard cash. Trunnell’s is giving away…

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Owensboro

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween, and Owensboro has tons of ways to get you into the spooky season this year!    We’re breaking down a list of all the parties, festivities and Halloween-themed events that should be on your radar leading up to October 31. You could make an entire weekend out…

Best places to sled in Owensboro

On the heels of our city’s first big snow event this year, we think it’s time to talk about sledding!  Where to get your best sledding experience in Owensboro is something all the locals know about, but for visitors, it might be more challenging to find that perfect place to slide down the snow-covered grass.…

ROMP bringing amazing lineup of Bluegrass artists to Owensboro

“There’s just no other place like it” is a phrase we hear from ROMP-goers year after year. And this year, we expect to hear that very same sentiment. With tons of chart-topping headliners and enough musical talent to change the mind of almost any naysayer regarding Bluegrass music, we couldn’t be more excited for this…

Experience the unique charm of Preservation Station during Holiday Market Day

Preservation Station’s One Day Holiday Market Day will take place on November 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring over 100 vendors and a delicious restaurant buffet. First of all, Preservation Station is one of the coolest places in Daviess County because of the history behind its location. The 39,000 square foot building was formerly West…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 21-23

Pumpkin Painting at The Cottage      For those who love painting pumpkins with family and friends, The Cottage Farm Stand & Baking Co. has a whole day dedicated to that very thing! On October 22, you can grab your favorite people and spend the day letting your inner artist get creative with a day…

Spring Break events in Owensboro

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, spring break in Owensboro is a great experience. Not only is there a ton of stuff to do during the week, but the Dogwood trees and Azaleas have started to bloom. The days are getting warmer, outdoor patio seating is getting fuller, and the entire city comes alive…

See Grammy-Winning Oak Ridge Boys Live in Owensboro

With a huge fan base that spans decades, the Oak Ridge Boys will be bringing you a night of Grammy-winning country music at the RiverPark Center on September 9.    The Oak Ridge Boys have been touring and making music together for 50 years, creating one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the…

See Country Music Star Lorrie Morgan Perform Live in Owensboro

Country music superstar Lorrie Morgan is performing live in Owensboro this winter, and with a new album soon to be released, there’s never been a better time to see Morgan in concert!  You can see Morgan in all her glory on February 10 at the RiverPark Center. The Nashville native has been in the country…

Visit Owensboro’s historic Rudy Mine Trails for hiking and biking

One of Owensboro’s most famous hiking and biking trails, the Rudy Mine Trails are also full of incredible, historic relevance. The parking lot and trailhead is located at the old George H. Rudy Mines and Saw Mill! Located in west Daviess County as part of Ben Hawes State Park, the Rudy Mine Trails for hiking…

Enjoy millions of sunflowers, live music at Sunflower Music Fest

Bringing together two of the very best things about Owensboro, the Sunflower Music Festival will highlight the talent of local and regional musicians, as well as Daviess County’s flourishing agritourism industry.    Held for three days at Trunnell’s Farm Market on September 23-25, the Sunflower Music Festival is a chance to enjoy over a MILLION…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 12-14

Friday After 5      Owensboro’s outdoor summer concert series is celebrating the last few weeks of summer in a big way this weekend. With live music performances from the Jim Gustin Band, Velvet Bombers, Headliners and Dalton’s Burning, you’ll be entertained across four different stages from 5 p.m.-midnight. WBKR will also host a scavenger…

Take Your Next Guys Trip to Owensboro

Whether you’re married, single, engaged or somewhere in between, every man knows that, sometimes, you just need to kick it with your boys.    A guy’s trip is something you grow to appreciate more and more as you get older. And in a city known for bourbon, bluegrass, barbecue and the beauty of nature, there’s…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 4-6

Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart       One of the most talented Bluegrass musicians around, Bela Fleck will perform “My Bluegrass Heart” at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 4. Joined by Stuart Duncan, Jacob Jolliff, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton, Fleck’s first bluegrass tour in 24 years…

Owensboro to host inaugural Strawberry Festival

A brand new festival is coming to Owensboro-Daviess County, and it’s already gotten the attention of thousands of people!  The inaugural Strawberry Festival will be held at The Cottage Farm Stand & Baking Co. June 11 and 12 this year, bringing you all the strawberry covered, flavored and themed treats you could ask for.  We’re…

Kick off the Fall season at Hayden Farms Fall Market

For those who love everything related to Fall, a fan-favorite event is returning to Owensboro-Daviess County in September!    The Hayden Farms Fall Farm Market will be held September 18 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. This family-friendly festival is the perfect chance to get in your first sip of apple cider or your first shopping…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 19-21

HydroFair      It’s the time of year for loud boats ripping across the water, and the Owensboro HydroFair is here to deliver! Taking place August 19-21, the HydroFair will bring you a weekend of hydroplane racing like you’ve never seen before. More than 60 teams from across the US and Canada will compete for…

Can’t-Miss Brunch Spots in Owensboro

Despite what you may think, brunch is more than a trend brought back to life by millenials. Here in Owensboro, it’s been a way of life for a long time. And that’s because our city has so many great options to choose from for that specific meal that’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, but…

Owensboro Burger Week returning in a big way

After a very successful inaugural event in 2021, Owensboro Burger Week is back! And it’s already bigger and better this second time around, with over 30 different restaurants across Owensboro-Daviess County showcasing their best burger and selling it to customers for $7 March 1-5. This year’s event is sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council, Independence…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 27-29

Memorial Day Rodeo and Terry Lee Ridley   Diamond Lake Resort will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a bang this year. On May 26, head to the beautiful outdoors for a touching flag-raising ceremony in front of the Pit Stop Grill at 11 a.m. before heading to the campground’s Golf Cart Rodeo in the…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 25-27

Red Hot Chili Pipers       A little background story: The Red Hot Chili Pipers are a Celtic rock band from Scotland. Formed in 2002, the group gained international popularity after winning the BBC talent show, “When Will I Be Famous?” The band’s lineup features three highland bagpipers and traditional marching snare, backed by a…

Jewelry, flowers, candy and more: Where to shop for your Valentine in Owensboro

Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, and those who celebrate it (willingly or not) know that, usually, the big V-Day comes with a price tag. And that’s OK because, here in Owensboro, we have you covered on gifts for that special someone. From chocolates and flowers to jewelry and champagne, our city has everything…

Spring Market to feature 70+ food, craft and wedding vendors to White Chateau

White Chateau—one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Daviess County—is throwing its Spring Market in April, and we. are. here for it. On April 23 and 24, you can find all the locally grown ferns and flowers your heart desires, as well as locally produced meats and delicious sweets. This event is all about…

One Month Out From ROMP: What to Know

It’s time to start packin’ your best lounge chairs and tie-dyed shirts because we are only one month out from Owensboro’s biggest music festival of the year, ya’ll!    ROMP 2022 will be bringing you some of the best Bluegrass music in the world for four days on June 22-25. And when we say this…

10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Owensboro

In today’s modern world, part of traveling includes finding the perfect setting for our Instagram pics. We’ve broken down the Top 10 Insta-Worthy Spots in Owensboro to make your search for that perfect picture a little easier!    In no particular order, here are 10 spots that showcase the beauty, history and geography of our…

Take a walk, ride or run on the Greenbelt when visiting Owensboro

With spring finally here, it’s time to talk about one of Owensboro’s hidden gems, and that’s the Greenbelt. The Adkisson Greenbelt Park, or just “The Greenbelt” as we call it here, is a 16.5-mile-long walking/running/biking trail that wraps around the entire city of Owensboro, linking together neighborhoods, business districts, parks and schools. Tying several different…

Christmas in the Country

There are a ton of family-friendly holiday events happening on the outskirts of Owensboro city limits this year, so we put together a list of some of the best ways to spend Christmas in the Country. From Christmas light displays to parades to fresh-cut trees, Daviess County is throwing down this holiday season, and we…

Go Back in Time Visiting Our Historic Buildings

Owensboro is a city full of historic relevance. Founded in 1817, our city has a ton of structures and buildings that date back to the 1800s, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.    So if you’re one of the many travelers seeking out historic places for your next destination, we’ve…

See ROMP’s amazing lineup from the skies in hot air balloon ride

It’s almost that time, folks! ROMP – Owensboro’s biggest Bluegrass music festival of the year – is just days away, and we have some extra special surprises in store for this year’s event.  If you’re ready for an amazingly unique (and thrilling!) experience at this year’s ROMP (and who isn’t?) Don Moore Automotive is giving…

Experience the beauty of spring at Owensboro’s Dogwood-Azalea Trail

Starting in mid to late April each year, Owensboro-Daviess County becomes a sea of white and pink. The Dogwood trees begin sprouting beautiful flowers, and the blooms take over the entire area for at least a month. In fact, Owensboro’s Dogwood trees have become so popular with tourists and locals, an entire trail throughout the…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 10-12

Strawberry Festival    This is a festival for all the strawberry connoisseurs out there! Held at the Cottage Farm Stand & Baking Co. on June 11 and 12, Owensboro’s first-ever Strawberry Festival has already gotten the attention of thousands of people and is guaranteed to be a huge hit. Celebrate the great outdoors and strawberry-flavored…

Book a stay at Diamond Lake Resort for this awesome BBQ Cook-Off

One of Owensboro-Daviess County’s top-notch camping spots, Diamond Lake Resort, is hosting its annual Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cook-Off, kicking off this spring. And this year, the event is going to be bigger and better than ever.  Grillin & Chillin is exactly as it sounds. You get to spend the day chillin’ outside, enjoying all…

See Country Star Cole Swindell Perform Live in Owensboro

We’ve got a MAJOR concert coming to our city for all the country music fans out there!    Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Cole Swindell is bringing his “Down To The Bar Tour” to Owensboro on Friday, October 14. Held at the Owensboro Sportscenter, Swindell will be performing with special guests Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlow…

Travel to Owensboro for the Great American Bluegrass Jam

Owensboro is doing big things when it comes to Bluegrass music, y’all. And this year, we’ve got a brand new event dedicated to all things bluegrass with The Great American Bluegrass Jam!    This weekend-long festival will take place in downtown Owensboro March 17-19 with TONS of different events for all bluegrass fans to enjoy: …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 2-4

Panther Creek Park Fireworks       Dubbed “The Unofficial End of Summer,” the Independence Bank Fireworks Festival is the perfect way to kick off the Fall season in style! Located at Panther Creek Park on September 3, you can bring the whole family out to enjoy food trucks and inflatables starting at 5 p.m.,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 11-13

Jake Owen       One of the greatest country music artists out there, you can see Jake Owen perform live at the Owensboro Sportscenter on November 10. The “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” singer will be joined by guest Mackenzie Carpenter for a night of country croonin’ right here in the heart of the city.…

Kick Off the Fall Season at Owensboro’s Amazing Orchards

Whether you’re on the hunt for decorative pumpkins, in desperate need of an apple cider, or itching to take the family on a hayride, our local orchards have everything you’re looking for during this beautiful Fall season.    Trunnell’s Farm Market is famous for its sunflower fields, where you can enjoy over a million different…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 9-11

Nashville Songwriter       The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is bringing you live music, stories and great musicians to Owensboro with another round of the Nashville Songwriter! Held on September 8 at 7 p.m., you can enjoy a night of music under the stars at the outdoor stage. Nashville musicians performing…

Head to Owensboro For All Your Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s officially shopping season, y’all! And there’s no better place to get that Christmas shopping started than right here in Owensboro.    With more than 45 locally-owned boutiques, gift shops and antique stores to shop from, there are literally places all across Owensboro-Daviess County to…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 8-10

Dwight Yoakam      Kick your weekend off a day early by seeing country music legend Dwight Yoakam perform live at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Thursday, April 7! Yoakam, a 21-time Grammy winner, has sold over 25 million albums worldwide, and his legacy over the last three decades includes 10 gold, platinum or triple platinum…

Pumpkins and Mums: Where to Find the Best Fall Staples in Owensboro

Here in Owensboro, nothing screams “Fall” more than a front porch beautifully decorated with pumpkins and mums. And because these autumn staples are so beloved in our area, visitors won’t have any trouble finding that perfect Fall combo.    You can find mums in every color imaginable at Owensboro-Daviess County’s local orchards. Both Reid’s Orchard…

Find your favorite Kentucky golf course in Owensboro

With the 2022 Masters Tournament just days away from kicking off, it’s the perfect time to brag about the amazing golf courses you can play at across Owensboro-Daviess County. While Kentucky is known best for college basketball, our golf game in Owensboro is way above par, and here, that’s not a bad thing. Whether you’re…

Sweetest Places to Grab an Ice Cream in Owensboro

Is there anything better than a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day?  With the heat ticking up a few notches over the last couple weeks, we wanted to highlight all of the amazing ice cream options available to you in Owensboro.  Whether it’s vanilla covered in sprinkles or chocolate drizzled in chocolate…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 15-17

Owensboro Symphony: Superheroes       Superhero fans, this is your time, because Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony are taking you on a visual and auditory journey this weekend with their latest concert, “Superheroes: Avengers, Superman, Mahler, and More.” The Symphony will perform heroic selections from some of your favorite superhero films, from Batman…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 16-18

James Gregory       The Funniest Man in America is making a return to Owensboro! It’s been several years since his last visit, but James Gregory still has all the jokes and stories to entertain audiences across the country. The comedic genius will delight you with his blue shirt untucked as he takes you…

A List of Fall Events in Owensboro

Here in Owensboro, we celebrate Fall in all the best ways. Whether it’s a festival, trick-or-treating, or a day spent among the sunflowers, we’ve got it all. And here’s a list of what you can look forward to!    Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival    The Apple Festival will run for two days this year on…

Best places to stargaze this summer

Stargazing is one of the great, naturistic pastimes that you just can’t get in a city. One of the great things about Owensboro, however, is that there are tons of great places to watch the stars in the night sky, and only a couple miles away from the heart of the city.    For your…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 22-24

KY 2A Championships       You can catch some of the best high school athletes in Kentucky compete for a weekend of tournament play at the Kentucky 2A State Championships for both baseball and softball. Held at two different locations and featuring 16 teams from across the state, you can watch these athletes compete for…

Make Owensboro your next destination for fishing

Here in Owensboro, there are a ton of great fishing spots, and you can find them all over the city and county. While you can fish in the Ohio River with a license (and some pretty steep regulations) there are a number of other fishing sites in Owensboro that are perfect for a relaxing, outdoor…

See Beautiful Fall Foliage in Owensboro

Owensboro is one of the best places in the state to view the color-changing leaves of fall. With more than 25 parks spread across the city and county, you’ve got tons of options for leaf-peeping.    Experts say the best time to view fall foliage in western Kentucky starts in mid-to-late October and lasts through…

Best Spots in Owensboro for Your Holiday Photos

Everyone loves a good holiday picture. Whether it’s for Christmas cards, social media or even to hang on your wall, it can be tough to find that perfect setting that just perfectly captures the essence of the season.    However, Owensboro-Daviess County has so many cool places to use as a holiday backdrop, we’re going…

Owensboro Burger Week featuring every burger imaginable March 1-5

Owensboro Burger Week is back, ya’ll! And this time, it’s bigger and better than ever, with more than 30 different restaurants selling their delicious burgers—many of which were created just for this event–for an entire week. We’ve got every kind of burger on the list you can possibly imagine this year—and some you probably haven’t…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 24-26

Christmas at Panther Creek  Located off of Highway 81 at 5160 Wayne Bridge Road, Christmas at Panther Creek is a mesmerizing experience that everyone should experience this holiday season. This outdoor, lighted driving tour takes you on a journey through more than 700,000 Christmas lights and over 50 holiday displays! Visitors come from all over…

Explore more than 25 parks across Owensboro-Daviess County

Our community has two amazing parks systems, which are reflected not only in the sheer number of parks we have across our city and county (28!), but in the beautification, acreage and athletic and leisure opportunities they provide for visitors. Whether it’s golf, disc golf, fishing, hiking or biking you’re looking to do in the…

What to look forward to in 2022

With the new year coming in strong, there are a lot of reasons to look forward to what’s coming in 2022. Owensboro-Daviess County is producing more and more exciting reasons to visit our area each year, and we are absolutely pumped to see so many concerts, events and programs in the works for the year…

Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Owensboro

Green River Distilling Co.    Enjoy and explore over 100 years of history at this newly renovated facility located on the Ohio River. After restoring the distillery to its original glory in 2014, Green River Distilling Co. has continued to impress and amaze visitors with one of the top-ranked bourbon tours in the state of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 30-October 2

Drag Racing        The dB Drag Racing Association’s 25th Anniversary World Finals event will take place October 1 and 2 at the Owensboro Convention Center. Elite car-stereo competitors from across the country will participate in dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Psychlone, Top Dog and Freestyle competition formats. You can enjoy the fun by…

Trunnels Farm Market and Family Fun Acre 9 a.m.

Start the day at Trunnels Farm Market and Family Fun Acre and don’t miss out on the apple or pumpkin donuts. Your kids will love all of the activities.

Preservation Station Market, Restaurant & Event Center 11 a.m.

Check out the one-of-a-kind Preservation Station Market, Restaurant, and Event Center housed in an old elementary school. Grab lunch in their restaurant which was once a school cafeteria and shop till you drop with each classroom featuring a different store.

Diamond Lake Resort 1 p.m.

It’s time to head out to Diamond Lake Resort for some putt-putt, fishing and drift cycle riding.

Reid’s Orchard 3 p.m.

It’s picking time at Reid’s Orchard. Check out what’s in season and pick your own fruit or take a pony ride. Our personal favorite are the strawberries in summer.

Hotels 4 p.m.

Check into hotel on the Southside with Hampton Inn South, Best Western Plus, Wingfield or the Comfort Inn and Suites.

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden 5 p.m.

Enjoy a stroll through the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, Owensboro Kentucky’s premier place for lovers of gardens and flowers!

BBQ Buffet 6 p.m.

Enjoy one of the best BBQ buffets around at either Moonlite BBQ, revered mainstay known for its smoked meats (including mutton) – named by Southern Living as Kentucky’s Best BBQ – or Ole South BBQ, Owensboro and Western Kentucky’s best kept BBQ secret featuring an incredible buffet with delicious pulled pork.