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.

All weekend long we have tons of family friendly events throughout the day. From UFO experts and speakers, to pet costume contests and one of the largest Alien themed parades west of the Mississippi. Parade starts at 330pm and goes for about an hour or a little more, depending on how many entrants we have. We recommend arriving early, parking is limited.

For more info and up to date changes please visit our Facebook page.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Beverage Garden Sponsor


  • One free parade entry.

  • Logo placement on parade banner.

  • Name listed on website and social media pages.

Parade Sponsor


  • One free parade entry.

  • Logo placement on event poster and any banners created for event.

  • Name listed on website and social media pages.

Vendor Sponsor
  • Downtown stage naming rights.

  • Name listed on website and social media pages.

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!

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!