Travel & Lodging

Where to Stay

Make your trip to the International Bar-B-Q Festival last all weekend with an overnight stay. There are lots of places to stay in Owensboro, all with convenient access to downtown, but we recommend that you make your reservations early.

A list of accommodations is available at

Driving Directions

From I-64 East | St. Louis, Evansville

Take I-64 East toward Louisville. Take the I-164 South/IN-57 South exit 29A toward Evansville/Henderson KY (20.2 miles). Take the US-41 exit toward Henderson KY/Vincennes. Follow US-41 South to the Audubon Parkway (10.2 miles). Take the Audubon Parkway exit 77 to Owensboro (23.8 miles). Take exit 24B US-60 Bypass West/Downtown Owensboro to US-60 East (.7 miles). Follow US-60 East/4th Street to Frederica Street (3.4 miles). Turn left on Frederica Street and continue to 3rd Street.

From I-64 West | Louisville

Take I-64 West toward New Albany/St. Louis (70.3 miles). Take the US-231 exit toward Dale/Huntington/Jasper Exit 57 and follow US-231 South to US-60 West (25.5 miles). Continue on US-60 West/US-231 South to Owensboro (9.8 miles). Turn left on Triplett Street and turn right on 3rd Street.

From I-65 North | Nashville and Bowling Green

Take I-65 North toward Louisville. Take the William Natcher Parkway to Owensboro (72 miles). Merge onto US-60 Bypass East/US-231 North (Exit 70A) to US-60 (2.8 miles). Turn left on US-60 West to Triplett Street. Turn left on Triplett Street and turn right on 3rd Street.

Fly to Owensboro

Commercial air service between Owensboro and St. Louis and Owensboro and Sanford FL is available at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. Carrier and flight information can be found on the airport Web site at