Convention & Visitors Bureau steps up promotions campaign

Owensboro is working to push their name internationally, now coining the slogan “bourbon, barbeque, and bluegrass”.  Visit Owensboro is buying two full pages in the Bourbon Review and maximizing their presence online.  Traffic from the Bourbon Review’s website and various social media gives hundreds of thousands of tourists direct access to Owensboro’s attractions.  New professional…

Owensboro carving out tourism niche with bluegrass, bourbon, barbecue

Owensboro has become well known for its biggest assets: bluegrass, bourbon, and barbecue.  The annual bluegrass festival, the latest O.Z. Tyler Distillery addition to the Bourbon Trail, the world-renowned barbeque spots, and state-of-the-art riverfront park have landed Owensboro high on the list of cities in Kentucky ramping up their tourism.  Now, local developers are drawing…

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

Cheers on the Pier Festival The Owensboro Convention Center will host the annual Cheers on the Pier Festival on Saturday, September 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This festival is complete with over 30 craft breweries, 75 craft beers, local wine and bourbon!  Enjoy live music on the Pier Stage with breweries located inside…

Cheers on the Pier Festival

Bring your best beer-drinking friends, make some new ones, and enjoy good music and drinks at Cheers on the Pier Festival, hosted by the Owensboro Convention Center on Saturday, September 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This festival is complete with over 30 craft breweries, 75 craft beers, local wine and bourbon!  Enjoy live…

On the Bourbon Trail: O.Z. Tyler expects number of visitors to grow

After undergoing a $7 million expansion, celebrating one year on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and welcoming visitors from around the world, O.Z. Tyler Distillery isn’t slowing down.  In fact, their visitor numbers doubled after their first year on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and are projected to continue growing.  The distillery expects visitors to increase over…

Hops on the Ohio

Prepare for an afternoon of music, brews and fun!  Hops on the Ohio is everyone’s favorite annual beer festival held at the RiverPark Center on August 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This event is a 4-hour tour of local Kentucky breweries and an exploration of the nation’s favorite brands.  Enjoy a day full…

In the Spotlight

Brand USA takes Owensboro to World Stage We just can’t stop talking about everything that Owensboro has to offer, and now the rest of the world knows too!  Owensboro’s tourism is under the international spotlight now, and big things are expected for the city in the upcoming years. Alongside cities like Las Vegas, New Orleans,…

Cheers on the Pier

With summer in full swing, bring your best beer friends, make some new ones, and enjoy good music and local drinks at Cheers on the Pier Festival, hosted by the Owensboro Convention Center on August 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This festival is complete with over 30 craft breweries, 75 craft beers, local…

Bourbon and Bluegrass Century

The Bourbon & Bluegrass Century, presented by Bicycle Owensboro, will take place on August 3. Celebrating the event’s third year, the ride benefits Dream Riders of Kentucky, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 2003 that offers equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals of all ages who have special needs.  The cycling event consists of…

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

HYPNOHYPE The RiverPark Center will host HYPNOHYPE, a hilarious comedy and hypnosis show starring master hypnotist Asad Mecci.  Mecci’s jaw-dropping performances have captivated audiences worldwide, performing for over 1.5 million people live as well as shows on Entertainment Tonight, MTV, and HGTV.  Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see hypnosis in full gear Friday,…