The Owensboro Convention Center will be a hub of out-of-town visitor activity during a diverse set of competitions during the month of August.
The Ohio Valley Cornhole Championship is Aug. 19-20. The event will feature Amateur and Professional Tournaments playing best two out of three for cash prizes up to $1,000. Registration for Amateur and Professional teams is available online at OwensboroTickets.com. The tournament is produced by St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Cliff Hagan Girls & Boys Club. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
On Aug. 20, Master Jones’ ATA Martial Arts presents the American Taekwondo Association Regional Tournament. Spectator admission is $5. Children under 5 are admitted free. Doors open at 7 a.m. for registration. Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 8:30am. For the full tournament schedule and registration fees to participate in an event visit owensboroblackbelt.com.
Also on Aug. 20, the Owensboro Convention Center will host the Kentucky Natural Classic – a bodybuilding show that is open to both professional and amateur athletes. The Kentucky Natural Classic is a pro qualifying event sanctioned by the National Gym Association (NGA). Information on divisions, entry fees, and how to register may be found at kentuckynaturalbodybuilding.com. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
From Aug. 25-29, the competition goes to the dogs with the River Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by Owensboro’s River City Kennel Club, Evansville Kennel Club, and Southern Indiana Kennel Club. A total of five all breed shows will be featured during the event.
According to Shannon Wetzel Boutin, Executive Director of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Owensboro Convention Center’s ability to bring in these indoor competitive events provides a major tourism growth opportunity for the community.
“The Owensboro Convention Center is one of this community’s top tourism partners,” said Boutin, “The hard work of their team is evident in the number and variety of events they are bringing here each month.”
The Owensboro Convention Center will be the host site for other competitive events this year including the World Wrestling Alliance event in September.