Welcome to McMenamins’ 14th Annual UFO Festival, called the 2nd-largest alien festival in the United States. All ticketed events will be held at the McMinnville Community Center (600 NE Evans St., McMinnville), two blocks from McMenamins Hotel Oregon.
All other events are FREE and guests of all ages are welcome (unless noted in the schedule).
UFO skeptics, experts and wine-country daytrippers alike are invited to enjoy events throughout the weekend – such as an outdoor festival tent and UFO gift shop, live music, an outlandish alien costume parade, a pet costume contest, a performance by Willamette Radio Workshop and much more! Have a pint or two of handcrafted McMenamins Alienator Ale. Attend our Alien Costume Ball for a chance to win prizes for the most comical or well-done space outfit (tin foil and duct tape are encouraged!). Do some shopping on Main or Third Streets. Meet other believers or disbelievers and exchange notes and stories. All are welcome.
This year we welcome an amazing roster of expert speakers. Nick Pope, former administrator/investigator of the British Ministry of Defence’s UFO Project, is today an author, journalist and TV personality. George Knapp is an avid Area 51 researcher and “Coast-to-Coast” radio guest host. Jim Sparks is a multiple-abductee/experiencer and author of The Keepers: An Alien Message for the Human Race. Linda Moulton Howe, in her second go-round with us at the UFO Festival, is a revered journalist and UFO researcher.