Welcome to McMenamins’ 15th Annual UFO Festival at Hotel Oregon
On Thursday thru Saturday, May 15–17, 2014, we are pleased to host the 15th Annual UFO Festival, billed as “the 2nd-largest alien festival in the U.S.” The festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local McMinnville citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date.
>> Read a detailed history of this famous sighting
While we’re putting together our 2014 line-up, we were honored to host four speakers last year:
Nick Pope — former administrator/investigator of the British Ministry of Defence’s UFO Project.
George Knapp — Area 51 researcher and “Coast-to-Coast” radio guest host.
Jim Sparks — multiple-abductee/experiencer presenting “The Greys: Their Nature and Purpose.”
Linda Moulton Howe — revered journalist and UFO researcher
And our Emcee was:
Peter Davenport — Director, National UFO Reporting Center
In addition to ticketed events like these, the weekend includes a number of free, family-friendly attractions, including live music, a costume parade, contests and a movie.
Remember to visit the all-day vendor booths, presented by our friends at the McMinnville Downtown Association. Our Food, Beer & Gift Tent will also be running from 9 a.m. ‘til 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.