New 3-on-3 Division for 2022

The 2022 Dust Bowl has added a 3-on-3 division for all age groups. Roster limit is four players per team, double elimination, and $200 entry fee.

Dust Bowl mourns the loss of Jimmy T. Bush, Sr.

Today we received word that brother Jimmy T. Bush, former Dust Bowl President and Tournament Director, 1994-2014, went from labor to reward at the Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany, IN. Jimmy T. Bush began his long tenure of service with the Dust Bowl...

Free Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, July 21

The Green River District Health District will be at the Dust Bowl on Wednesday, July 21 for a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from getting sick, even if you have already had COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective....

Kids’ Day is Wednesday, July 21

Kids’ Day at the Dust Bowl will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, with activities for all ages. The day includes inflatables as well as the opportunity to meet with members of the Owensboro Police Department, the Owensboro Fire Department, and the Daviess...

FREE Vaccine Clinic at the Dust Bowl

Take your shot at the Owensboro Dust Bowl this year. Owensboro Health will be at the Dust Bowl for a FREE vaccine clinic on Saturday, July 24 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The clinic will offer the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to help protect you from...

Get your Dust Bowl gear

Be sure to get your 2021 Dust Bowl gear. We have T-shirts in all sizes for only $13.00 and baseball caps for only $8.00. Supplies are limited so hit the merchandise table early!

2020 Dust Bowl is cancelled

The Dust Bowl Basketball Tournament Committee of Owensboro, Kentucky announces the cancellation of the 47th Annual Dust Bowl Basketball Tournament scheduled for July 17-25, 2020 at Kendall-Perkins Park Owensboro, KY. In accordance with the principals of our Mission...

Organizers still hopeful Dust Bowl will take place

This article by John Kirkpatrick was originally published in the Owensboro Times on May 20, 2020. The 47th Annual Owensboro Dust Bowl is expected to take place as normal, though there’s still a chance that could change. The tournament slated for July 17-25 features 14...

Dust Bowl is a go — for now

This article by Jim PIckens was originally published in the Messenger-Inquirer on May 17, 2020. The 47th annual Dust Bowl is a go — for now. The iconic nine-night event, set for July 17-25 at Kendall-Perkins Park, has been a summer staple in Owensboro for nearly a...

Support the Dust Bowl at the International Bar-B-Q Festival

The Dust Bowl basketball tournament will operate a concession stand at the International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro, Ky., Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11, 2019 as a fundraiser. Please come support our booth. We will be in booth space number 68 on the south side...