McMenamins UFO Festival
UFO Festival in McMinnville., Oregon

May 19-20, 2023

The World’s 2nd Largest (but most fun) UFO Festival

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. 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.

Help Us Make This Happen

Become a Vendor

The Vendor Fair will run 10am-6pm on May 20th along 3rd Street. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and undergo jury selection before participating.

Join Our Volunteers

This event would not be possible without the amazing community members who volunteer to support the weekend. Whether you love to set up tents or help sell merchandise – we need you!

Be a Sponsor

More than 18,000 people pass through this event over the course of a weekend. Get your business out in front of these new customers. Opportunities are available!

Help in Other Ways

We proudly partner with Zero Waste McMinnville to protect the atmosphere by making our events waste-free. In past years, they helped divert 84% of event waste away from landfills, keeping our planet healthy for all visitors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Out of This World Sponsor
$2000
  • Press release announcing your generous sponsorship
  • One free parade entry
  • Logo on parade banner
  • Logo and hyperlink on website and applicable advertising
  • Social media shout outs
  • Logo and acknowledgment in the MDA e-newsletter
Area 51 Sponsor
$1500
  • Mention in the press release announcing this event
  • Stage naming rights for downtown stage
  • Logo on the MDA website and applicable advertising
  • Social media shout outs
  • Logo and acknowledgment in the MDA e-newsletter
Flying Saucer Sponsor
$1000
  • Mention in the press release announcing this event
  • Logo on the MDA website and applicable advertising
  • Social media shout outs
  • Logo & acknowledgment in the MDA e-newsletter
Mars Sponsor
$750
  • Name listed on the MDA website
  • Social media shout outs
  • Name listing and acknowledgment in the MDA e-newsletter
Nano Sponsor
$500
  • Name listed on the MDA website
  • Name listing and acknowledgment in the MDA e-newsletter
Take Me to Your Leader Sponsor*
$150
  • Logo on banner that opens the 2020 UFO Parade
  • *limited to ten per year