2018 Posts

Garrett Wang to join the 2018 UFO Festival

We are excited to announce that actor Garrett Wang will be joining us at the UFO Festival in 2018. Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV […]

Opening Ceremony

Join us at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6 for the opening ceremony in front of the International UFO Museum and Research Center.  Help us celebrate Stanton Friedman Day!  After the ceremony, peruse the museum at your leisure in air conditioned comfort. The UFO Festival begins downtown at 12 noon!

2018 Schedule of Events is now posted!

We thank you all for patiently waiting as we finalized our complete Schedule of Events for 2018.  We are so excited with all we are bringing so you can have an amazing time in Roswell!  Check it out online or download your own PDF version.  We will also have printed schedules at the event.
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    Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo to join us at the 2018 UFO Festival!

Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo to join us at the 2018 UFO Festival!

We are so pleased to have the amazing Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo join us at our Festival this year!

Runyan Ranches will provide a variety of animals for the zoo, numbering between 45-60.  These animals are all experienced petting zoo participants.  They have hands on interaction with the public daily, whether home based or traveling.  They are used […]

Retrobots invading Roswell, New Mexico!

You won’t want to miss this amazing ‘curious collection’ of retrobots at Roswell’s newest museum -the Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum (MCCM), 320 N. Richardson – beginning June 29, 2018.

Vintage toy robots, rockets, saucers, astronauts, spacemobiles and moviebots!

A selection from the personal collection of Howard Vasquez, Carlsbad, NM. Howard has been collecting since the […]

Epic Cinema joining the 2018 UFO Festival

We are so proud to have Epic Cinema as a sponsor of our Festival!

• Festival booth #73 – FREE movie posters and more!
• One featured alien film playing each day of the event at 4:30 PM at Epic Cinema!
• 3 winners will be chosen to receive two Epic Cinema movie passes!

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Creativity abounds at Roswell merchants!

Every year the UFO Festival Committee holds a window decorating contest to show visitors and residents how much we love our small city.  This year we expect equally amazing window designs in Patriotic or Alien themes.  When you are visiting and noticed amazing creativity in a window design, please be sure to let the […]

Have you begun to design your costumes?

Join us for the Alexa Person Alien Costume Contest and the Cielo Grande Veterinary Center Alien Pet Contest.

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10 am and 3 pm
Pet Contest outdoors on Courthouse Lawn at 10 am
Human Contest inside Pearson Auditorium (NMMI Campus – approx 1500 block of N. Main St.) at 3 pm

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    Three amazing, fun-filled activities at the 2018 UFO Festival!

Three amazing, fun-filled activities at the 2018 UFO Festival!

We know when families travel the cost can add up very quickly.  We want you to enjoy our wonderful city and all it has to offer, so we are providing an additional three activities at no cost to you.  These are amazing family friendly activities that you can enjoy in the shade.

NASA is […]

Crash site artifacts displayed at the IUFOMRC!

Frank Kimbler is an Assistant Professor of the Earth Science at the New Mexico Military Institute. He is a relatively new researcher in the field of UFO studies but has made some interesting artifact discoveries related to the 1947 Roswell crash.  He moved to New Mexico in 2009 after accepting a teaching position at […]