Thursday, May 7, 2009

10th ANNUAL UFO FESTIVAL

McMENAMINS 10th ANNUAL UFO FESTIVAL
Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2009
Hotel Oregon • McMinnville, OR
www.ufofest.com

It’s just two weeks away… whooooooo-hooooooo!
Tickets to the speaker events are selling quickly -- $10 for one event, $15 for two, and $25 for all three events when purchased together! Order yours online today.

Want to stay right in the thick of things at Hotel Oregon? You’re in luck! – there are a few rooms still available for the weekend. Why not book our UFO Lodging Package, which includes a guestroom, tickets to all three UFO events, dinner and breakfast in the pub and special surprise amenities in your room, starting at $170 per night?
Call (503) 472-8427 or email specialevents@mcmenamins.com to make your overnight plans.

2009 UFO FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All ticketed events will be held at the McMinnville Community Center (600 NE Evans St.), just two blocks from McMenamins Hotel Oregon.
All events are free and open to all ages (unless noted).

Friday, May 15Kathleen Marden
Kathleen Marden & Stanton Friedman
Co-authors of Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience
Doors at 6 p.m.; event at 7 p.m. • McMinnville Community Center
$10 per person; tickets available online or at the door (multi-event discount available)

Live music by Gavin Wahl-Stephens
As part of the Great Northwest Music Tour
7 p.m. • Mattie’s Room at Hotel Oregon

Live music by Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol
7 p.m. • Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon • 21 & over

*** NEW EVENT! ***
Scotch & Cigar Dinner
Try Singleton 12 Yr, Dalwhinnie 15 Yr, Talisker 10 Yr, Lagavulin 16 Yr and Oban 14 Yr, paired with a multicourse meal and followed by fine smokes.
8 p.m. (Please note: This event overlaps the UFO speakers’ event.) • $30; reservations required • Mattie’s Room at Hotel Oregon • 21 & over
Call (503) 472-8427 or email specialevents@mcmenamins.com to make your reservations.

Saturday, May 16
Food & Concessions Tent
9 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. • Evans St.

UFO Witnesses Marc and Kris Bales
Doors at 9 a.m.; event at 10 a.m. • McMinnville Community Center
$10 per person; tickets available online or at the door (multi-event discount available)
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Following the Bales presentation: Peter Davenport, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center (Seattle, WA)
Davenport will discuss UFO cases that were reported in 2008.

Vivid Curve Digeridoo-Making for Kids
Kids can make a cool digeridoo and then walk in the parade and make some noise!
11 a.m. • U.S. Bank Plaza on Third St. • First come, first serve (up to 50 kids)

UFO Costume Parade
1 p.m. • Third Street
From school groups to marching bands to crazy floats to dancing Hammerheads, this parade is a hoot! Stake out your spot on the street early, because it fills up fast.

Alien Pet Costume Contest
2 p.m. • U.S. Bank Plaza on Third St.
Dress little Spot or Fluffy up as a UFO, an alien or what-have-you! Give your pet a moment in the alien spotlight.

A Performance of Orson Welles’ classic “War of the Worlds” by Willamette Radio Workshop
Hear and see performers tell this amazing story, originally broadcast on the radio in the 1930s and resulting in mass alien hysteria!
2 p.m. • Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon
Linda M Howe
Speaker’s Forum with Keynote Speaker Linda Moulton Howe, investigative reporter and editor of Earthfiles.com
Doors at 3 p.m.; event at 4 p.m. • McMinnville Community Center
$10 per person; tickets available online or at the door (multi-event discount available)
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Following the Keynote Forum: A Q&A panel emceed by Peter Davenport, including Kathleen Marden, Stanton Friedman and Peter Robbins.

Live music by Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol
7 p.m. • Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon • 21 & over

Alien Costume Ball
Featuring the live music of Big Mama Gayle & Her Sugar Daddies
Wear your most creative alien-inspired outfit – duct tape, tin foil and facepaint are highly encouraged.
7 p.m. • Mattie’s Room at Hotel Oregon • All ages welcome

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