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Friday night 3-10pm, May 15, kick off the UFO Festival weekend with the McMinnville Downtown Association's Landing Party at the US Bank Plaza, sponsored by Third Street Pizza Co.
On Saturday, kick the day off with The Abduction Dash! Registration begins at 11:45am and the Dash starts at Noon. You'll have fight your way to the finish through obstacles over a one mile short course. Costumes that don't impair your agility are encouraged.
Watch or participate in the UFO Costume Parade featuring an eclectic mix of marching, grooving, hovering, dancing bands, spaceships, troupes of aliens, out-of-this-world decorated cars and much more.
UFO Alien Costume parade info and entry form: Read More Here
Following the parade is the Alien Pet Costume Contest at Buchanan Cellers. The Pet Costume contest is open to any and all pets who are willing to undergo the transformation of becoming an Alien creature! We invite you to bring your pet and join the fun!
Guests can also enjoy a speaker's forum sponsored by McMenamins Hotel Oregon , with experts speaking on topics such as crop circles and U.S. Military involvement with UFO research.
The festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date. Read a detailed history of the Trent sightings.
The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.