CVB expecting big things in 2021

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has taken a huge chunk out of Owensboro’s $228 million tourism economy this year. The hotel occupancy rate in Owenboro in September was down to 42% from 57% in 2019 and 63% in 2018. But the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau and local attractions are promoting the…

Owensboro preparing for ‘huge sports tourism boom’

“We will have a huge boom in sports tourism,” Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said recently. “We estimated that sports tourism accounted for $20 million to $22 million last year. It would be a lot more than that with the new Fisher Park and an indoor sports…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 28- March 1

Owensboro will host the 2020 Kentucky Scholastic 3D Archery State Indoor Championship at the Owensboro Convention Center on Friday, February 28 through Sunday, March 1.  Over 500 archers from across the state of Kentucky will compete for the state championship in their division and class.  The public is encouraged to come to this event and cheer…

Owensboro Hydrofair expected to boost tourism, economy

Owensboroans have always loved the high-speed, fast-paced, roaring engines of the Owensboro Air Show. Now, we’re bringing more of that excitement to the water at the Owensboro Hydrofair!  50 teams will travel from across the country to compete in “nonstop racing action” on the Ohio River on August 14-16.  Die-hard fans from as far as…

Kentucky 2A Championships

Score!  Owensboro is hosting the Kentucky Legend 2A Basketball Championships sponsored by Owensboro Health this year at the Owensboro Sportscenter.  The tournament will take place January 16-19 for the boys and girls basketball state championship!  Don’t miss out on four days of exciting basketball! Eight boys and eight girls teams have battled to represent their…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 3-5

Bluegrass Music Open Jam Pack up your banjos, fiddles, and mandolins and head to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame– it’s time for another FREE Bluegrass Music Open Jam Session on January 7 at 6 p.m.!  Gather around with other bluegrass music lovers and make some magic happen!  Whether you’re an amateur or a longstanding…

‘Sportstown USA’: CVB says 2020 will see major events

Owensboro is determined to live up to its 2004 Sports Illustrated title as “Kentucky’s Sportstown USA” and Visit Owensboro’s efforts are kicking into full gear in the new year!  2020 brings several new premier tournaments and events across a broad spectrum of sports.  Owensboro is set to hold several 2A high school state tournaments that…

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…

Bourbon and Bluegrass Century Bike Ride

The fourth annual Bourbon & Bluegrass Century Bike Ride, presented by Bicycle Owensboro will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  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.  Along with the full…

USSSA Baseball Santa Championship

The USSSA Baseball Santa Championship, hosted by 3Up 3Down Events, is being played in Owensboro, Ky. at Jack C. Fisher and Panther Creek Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.  This event will host fifty-eight USSSA baseball teams ranging from 8U to 12U from four different surrounding states, bringing in an excess of…