The Facility

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 an eight 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 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