McMenamins UFO FEST

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

May 17-18, 2024

Parade starts at 12:00pm on Saturday!

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.

Thank you, Sponsors!

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Park & Ride Sponsor


Area 51 Sponsor

Ziply Fiber

Area 51 Sponsor

Vacation Internationale

Take Me to Your Leader Sponsor

Parking Options

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!