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McMenamins UFO Festival

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310 NE Evans ST
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-8427

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13th Annual UFO Festival Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19, 2012 with lead-in events beginning Wednesday, May 16... McMENAMINS HOTEL OREGON McMinnville, OR 2012 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS All events requiring passes are held at the McMinnville Community Center (600 NE Evans St.), two blocks from McMenamins Hotel Oregon. All events are free and welcome to all ages (unless noted). *** WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 *** As a lead-in to the UFO Festival... History Pub Tim Hills, McMenamins Historian tells the the Trent story. 7 p.m. Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon Free All ages *** FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 *** All events are open to guests of all ages and free, unless noted. McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest [Entry/Info PDF] 3 p.m. til 7 p.m. 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater Loop of all entries D. SchmittUFO Speaker: Donald R. Schmitt Schmitt is the former co-director of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, where he served as Director of Special Investigations for ten years. Schmitt is the author of dozens of articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of two best-selling books, UFO Crash at Roswell (Avon, 1991 and Witness to Roswell (New Page, 2007), and The Truth About the UFO Crash at Roswell (M. Evans, 1994). He is also the author of Roswell: The Chronological Pictorial (Moonset Entertainment Group). Schmitt has led and organized the only three archaeological digs at the Roswell crash/debris field, conducted in 1989, 2002, and 2006. Doors at 6 p.m.; event at 7 p.m. McMinnville Community Center $10 per person, available at the door (3-event bundle also available) Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Live music by Kirby Swatosh & The Moon Rock Patrol 7 p.m. Cellar Bar at Hotel Oregon 21 & over Live music by Yarn As part of the Great Northwest Music Tour 8 p.m. Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon Movie in the Tent Mars Attacks! (1996) 8 p.m. doors; 9 p.m. film Tent on N.E. Evans St. at Hotel Oregon Live broadcast with Clyde Lewis of Ground Zero 9 p.m. til 12 midnight Paragon Room at Hotel Oregon *** SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 *** All events are open to guests of all ages and free, unless noted. Food, Beer & Gift Tent 9 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. Evans St. All items available for purchase YSmithUFO Speaker: Yvonne R. Smith UFO abduction researcher Smith (known in UFO circles as "Hypnotherapist Yvonne") received her hypnotherapy certification in 1990, specializing in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. Smith has observed that many of her PTSD cases involved subjects with similar patterns of UFO abduction encounters. Doors at 9 a.m.; event at 10 a.m. McMinnville Community Center $10 per person, available at the door (3-event bundle also available) Food and drinks will be available for purchase. McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest [Entry/Info PDF] 12 noon 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater Single showing of all entries Chance ReedMovie: The Hidden Hand The Hidden Hand is an EBE Award winning documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. 12:30 p.m. McMinnville Community Center $5 per person or Free with Saturday Speaker's Forum ticket or 3-day Pass NEW! The film will be introduced by Chance Reed, part of the Reed family that has endured multigenerational alien abductions, and son of festival speaker Thomas Reed. For more about the Reed family, check out this article: "The Reed Family's Alien Nightmare." UFO Costume Parade [Entry/Info PDF] 2 p.m. Third St. To march in the UFO Costume Parade please read and submit the UFO Parade Entry Form Third Street Dance! Featuring Garcia Birthday Band Immediately following the parade til 5 p.m. Third St. at Hotel Oregon After GBB's float wraps their parade appearance, come "dancin in the streets" as they park in front of the hotel for a few more hours of 'Grateful Jams'! A performance of "Dr. Who: Lord of Terror" by Willamette Radio Workshop 3 p.m. Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon Alien Pet Costume Contest Bring your pets, dressed in their alien best! 4 p.m. 2nd Ave. at Cowls TomReedUFO Speaker: Tom Reed Tom is the son of a prominent former Connecticut mayor and attorney. Reed is now known as part of a multigenerational alien abduction case he and his brother Matthew, his mother Nancy and his grandmother have a documented history of multi-generational abductions that date back to 1954. The family began reporting their alien involvement to local authorities, MUFON and aerospace groups in the mid-1980s, while their individual cases have been investigated by several groups for more than 20 years. Doors at 4 p.m.; event at 5 p.m. McMinnville Community Center $10 per person, available at the door (3-event bundle also available) Food and drinks will be available for purchase. McMinnville UFO Festival Video Contest [Entry/Info PDF] 6 p.m. 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater Single showing of all entries 7 p.m. 3rd St. Pizza Co./Moonlight Theater Awards Ceremony and screening for entrants and their families, with remaining tickets available to the public 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 from Big Mama Gayle & Her Sugar Daddies 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. Mattie's Room at Hotel Oregon Live music by Vivid Curve 8 p.m. 'til 11 p.m. Paragon Room at Hotel Oregon
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