Haunted places to explore in Owensboro

For those who love being scared and exploring the paranormal, Owensboro is the place to be. There are more than a dozen locations throughout the city and county that have sparked hundreds of ghost sighting reports over the years and, to be honest, the stories are pretty creepy. From stories of a ghost that pushes people down the basement stairs to the mysterious “Lady in White” that haunts the RiverPark…

Fall into Fall at Reid’s Orchard in Owensboro

The Apple Festival might be over, but Reid’s Orchard is still going strong, and they’ve got plenty of fun fall-related stuff to do, buy and see.   When Allan Reid opened his orchard in 1873, they mostly sold just apples and peaches. Reid’s Orchard has now blossomed into a 250-acre farm and orchard operation that holds an annual Apple Festival, serves as an outdoor wedding venue and has a fulltime…

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

Paint Your Pumpkins The Cottage is hosting Paint Your Pumpkins this Saturday, and this event is going to give you all the Fall feels. Located at 6869 KY-56, The Cottage has tons of locally grown pumpkins to choose from, and prices range from $1.50 to $10. And the venue supplies the paints and brushes for free! Feel free to get some great photos with their straw bale sculptures, score a…

OMG!con bringing back in-person event for Halloween weekend

The team at OMG!con have pulled all the stops this year to bring the Halloween spirit to Owensboro, and the organization’s first ever OMG!con Halloween Party will run for two days at the Owensboro Convention Center on October 30 and 31.   After having to cancel last year’s full-scale event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at OMG!con got together and decided it was time to see…

West Kentucky Brewery Hop launches Tuesday; includes nine cities, 13 breweries

Attention all craft beer aficionados! the West KY Brewery Hop is launching this Tuesday, October 12!   This brand new project bridges together nine different convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) across western Kentucky. The project itself is focused on encouraging visitors to visit as many of the 13 western Kentucky breweries as possible.   The brewery hop includes breweries in the cities of Paducah, Murray, Benton, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Hopkinsville,…

Art from the Heart to feature the Appalachian Region’s top folk artists

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art will be holding its 45th Annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees from November 13-17 this year. Around 20 different trees will reflect folk art traditions and cultures as part of the museum’s Art from the Heart exhibit.   Described as the “best-attended event of the year,” OMFA Director Mary Bryan Hood said the Festival of Trees is comprised of trees created by local schools,…

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

Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival  This long-running festival is where fall meets fun meets food. The Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival will run on October 16 and 17 this year, featuring 100 craft booths, 20-plus food booths, carnival rides, wagon rides and more! You can try Reid’s famous caramel apple sundaes and apple turnovers, along with some of the best (and locally made) pork sandwiches you’ll ever try. Oh, and you can…

Best places to view fall foliage in Owensboro

Owensboro is a leaf-peeper’s paradise. With 25 parks spread across the city and county, you’ve got tons of options, even within city limits. And experts say, fall foliage in western Kentucky has until the end of October/beginning of November to hit its peak, so there’s plenty of time to plan a trip for it!   Narrowing down a list of sites, parks and locations for viewing the best fall foliage…

Best ways to celebrate Halloween this year

Owensboro does not mess around when it comes to Halloween. There are a ton of events going on across the city this year, and we’ve got all the details.   For a lot of people, Fall is the best time of year, and there’s no better place for you to celebrate Halloween 2021 than in Owensboro!   Mile Wide Brewing Co. is getting into the Halloween spirit with a “true…

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

All-Star Monster Truck Show Get ready to rev those engines because this weekend is going to be loaded with tons of energy, excitement and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for adults, children and families alike. The All-Star Monster Truck Tour will take place for two days on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9 at Windy Hollow Speedway. The event will include at least five all-star monster trucks, monster truck rides, a…