29 May 2017 0 Comments

McMenamins 18th Annual UFOfest

Since this was our first time to McMinnville, Michael and I didn’t know what to expect. I have been to Roswell’s UFO Festival a couple of times and really enjoyed the energy there but I must say, that McMenamins was by far more crowded, exciting and just plain fun!

When we arrived to McMinnville, we knew we were in the right place because there were people walking along the streets dressed like aliens or favorite characters from Star Wars and other Syfy shows.

Our favorite part of the many events outside along the downtown area, was the doggy-alien costume contest. As you can imagine, people’s imaginations were on overdrive and the attention to detail was impressive.

Michael and I decided to get tickets to go listen to the panel discussion on Saturday. The panel included Yvonne Smith, Melanie Young, Robert Hastings, Dr. Robert Jacobs, David Schindele, James Clarkson and emcee Peter Davenport.

There was a table where you could write down a question to be asked to a specific person or the group as a whole. It was a good group of speakers and there were a few Michael and I would have liked to listen to if we would have had another day to venture out.

Michael took some photos so we hope you enjoy them. Next year we plan on spending more time at this event and who knows, maybe dress up one of our dogs and enter them into the contest!