About Us

Western Kentucky’s award-winning venue – the Owensboro Convention Center – is a full service 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.

Complete in-house services include food and beverage, audio visual, internet access, trade show decorating services, and electrical.  Our expert team will help you in creating a memorable event!


COVID 19 Update 11/22/2021:  The venue is at full capacity.  Masks are respected but not required to be worn while indoors.

The Owensboro Convention Center continues to work in coordination with recommendations of the health department and state officials to help ensure as safe an environment as possible.  We expect attendees to not enter the building if they are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.


The Owensboro Convention Center is honored to be named one of EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2022 Centers of Excellence, honoring North America’s top 30 convention centers for trade shows and events.

The Owensboro Convention Center is a nine time recipient of the prestigious 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 six 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 OVG360.

About OVG360 
OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more. More information at OakViewGroup.com.