About Us

Western Kentucky’s premier meeting space – the Owensboro Convention Center – is a full-service meeting facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY.

The multi-purpose center boasts just under 102,000 sq. ft.  of available space, including a 44,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall, the 8,900+ sq. ft. Kentucky Legend® Pier outside over the scenic Ohio River, and additional ballroom, meeting, and pre-function space.

The Owensboro Convention Center provides complete in-house services that include food and beverage, audio visual, internet access, electrical and trade show decorating services, creating ease and convenience for any event. Our expert event team will help you in creating a memorable event.

COVID 19 Update:  Room sets to accommodate 6’ social distancing have been created.   Our space is flexible and can accommodate groups of 2 to 2,000 using social distancing guidelines.  Social distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing is actively promoted throughout the venue.  We expect attendees to not enter the building if they are not feeling well, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have traveled internationally within the past 14 days.  To learn more, please contact our sales team at sales.owensborocenter@spectraxp.com

The Owensboro Convention Center is a seven time recipient of the Facilities and Destinations Prime Site Award. 

These awards are given annually to the top convention and exposition centers in North America.



The Owensboro Convention Center is also a five time recipient of the ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award. 

These awards are given annually and are determined by meeting professionals and fans voting for the best of the best.


The Owensboro Convention Center is proudly managed by Spectra, a worldwide leader in venue management.

About Spectra   
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.