McMenamins UFO Fest 2021

at Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, OR

September 24 & 25, 2021

Since we’ve been living the plot of a sci-fi movie for over year, we are ready for UFO Fest 2021! But we’re going to wait a little longer: the festival scheduled for May 13-15, 2021 has been rescheduled to September 24 & 25, 2021.
Headlining the speaker lineup this year: Michael Masters, Ph.D and Professor of Anthropology at Montana Tech and theorist of “extratempestrials,” and Katie Griboski, MUFON State Director of Colorado, STAR Investigator and author of a book on noted ufologist R. Leo Sprinkle, PhD. Plus, more speakers coming soon; stay tuned!


The Vendor Fair will run 10am-6pm on Saturday, September 25. Our partner, McMinnville Downtown Association, handles vendor tents.

What about the UFO Parade?

The Parade will return in 2022, but this September, hard-hit McMinnville businesses could use your support! Dine Out(side) at local restaurants and check out the local shops and tasting rooms. When the parade is in motion, many of these businesses lose their outdoor seating, so this year, instead of parading by, we’ll march right in for a drink, a meal, an ice cream and more.

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.