McMenamins UFO Fest 2021

at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, OR

In a cloud of alien dust, UFO Fest 2021 has departed.

Thanks for another great year! And thank you to so many of you for your kindness and patience as we navigated a new festival twist, the pandemic, at our Covid test & vaccination station.

See you next year, May 13 & 14, 2022, for our 22nd annual festival!

Plans are in the works. We’ll keep you posted on when reservations at Hotel Oregon become available.



Every year, thousands of visitors flock to McMinnville, a quiet Willamette Valley town located an hour southwest of Portland, to attend the famous three-day McMenamins UFO Festival. Second in popularity only to the UFO festival in Roswell, New Mexico, Oregon’s annual celebration features a UFO parade, expert speakers, live (free!) music indoors and out, a 5K run, a pet costume contest, events with the featured speakers, a ‘landing party’ with vendor booths and more.

Founded in 1999, this UFO Festival began at the historic McMenamins Hotel Oregon property as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in the area, and has evolved into an epic celebration of all things extraterrestrial.