OMG!con

OMG!con is returning again to take over the Owensboro Convention Center, June 11-13, 2021 This annual event brings together anime, video games, tabletop, and general fandom for a weekend of fun and excitement. There are special guests (such as voice actors and artists), dealers (for getting those hard-to-get merchandise), and events (like cosplay and video…

Boro Brawl Nationals

National wrestling competition held at the Owensboro Convention Center, a state-of-the-art facility with over 100,000 sq. ft. of space. All Covid-19 requirements will be followed including socially distanced competitions, temperature checks, and masks.

CVB wins ConventionSouth award

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Visit Owensboro arm has won ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award for the third time. ConventionSouth is a national multi-media resource for planning events in the South. More than 3,000 destinations were nominated for the honors.   They were then placed on an online ballot and meeting professionals and fans…

Bacon appointed to state travel board

Claude Bacon, vice chairman of the board at the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been appointed to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s board of directors. Mark Calitri, CVB president, said having a seat on the state board is a big deal for Owensboro. “With the devastating results of COVID-19, this is a significant…

CVB wins ConventionSouth award

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Visit Owensboro arm has won ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award for the third time. ConventionSouth is a national multi-media resource for planning events in the South. More than 3,000 destinations were nominated for the honors. They were then placed on an online ballot and meeting professionals and fans voted…

2020 Home & Garden Show

If you’re eager for warm weather and blooming, green scenery again, you’re not alone!  The Home Builders Association of Owensboro is looking forward to helping homeowners shake off the winter blues and jump into their spring and summer projects next month!   The Owensboro Convention Center will host the 2020 Home & Garden Show on Saturday…

Basketball, cattlemen to have $800,000 impact

Owensboro hosted both the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association conference and the Kentucky 2A Basketball Championships last week.  The two events were expected to bring sixteen teams and 1,000-plus conference attendees which generated $800,000 into the local economy.  These events were exciting opportunities not only for their economic impact but for the future of the tourism industry…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 24-16

Your Perfect Day Wedding Show Planning your perfect wedding can be a lot, but we have just the thing to help!  Come to the Your Perfect Day Wedding Show on Sunday, January 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center!  Explore the vendors, sample food from caterers to help you plan your…

First Writers on the River event set for November 2020

Readers, writers, and book lovers alike­– get excited about this one-of-a-kind event set for 2020!  Local published author and literacy specialist for Owensboro Public Schools, Amy Bellamy, is founding the first-ever Writers on the River event scheduled for Saturday, November 7.  This one-day event takes place at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum…

West Kentucky Boat & Outdoor Show

Where can you go to find all things boating and outdoors-related right here in Owensboro?  Take care of all your hunting, fishing, camping, and boating needs at the largest outdoor show in the region!  The Owensboro Convention Center is hosting the West Kentucky Boat & Outdoor Show, formerly known as the Kentucky Sportsman Show, Friday…