Owensboro is the fourth largest city by population in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is the county seat of Daviess County. It is located about 32 miles (51 km) southeast of Evansville, Indiana, and is the principal city of the Owensboro, Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Owensboro bills itself as the Barbecue Capital of the World.
Owensboro touts itself as the industrial, medical, retail and cultural hub of western Kentucky. The City is strategically located on the southern banks of the Ohio River, which provides a majestic backdrop to their Downtown Revitalization initiative and Riverfront Master Plan. The Plan calls for a river front park, downtown hotel and convention center, a market square and an arts academy.
Owensboro hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Each festival is unique and designed for the whole family. The International Bar-B-Q Festival is held each year and seestens of thousands of people visit the “Bar-B-Q Capital of the World”. The Bar-B-Q Festival is packed with food, music, dance, and more food.
Things to See and Do
* The River Park Center
* International Bluegrass Music Museum
* Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
* International BBQ festival - May
* Annual Owensboro PumpkinFest - September
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population 57,270 approx
Land Area – 45.1 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port is located on the Ohio River.
Transport Links – Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport serves along with Evansville Regional Airport as one of the region's commercial airports.