The Facility

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.

The Owensboro Convention Center is a five 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.


While you are attending an event at the Owensboro Convention Center, take a moment and enjoy all the great things downtown Owensboro has to offer like Smothers Park located east of the venue. You can also enjoy delicious food at the Kentucky Legend® Café located in our lobby. To find out more about local activities and events, go to

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