Additional Events

2020 UFO Festival Light Parade

Now that you are homebound and have all the time in the world to kill (we wish it wasn’t so – if we had our way), why not create something amazing for the 2020 UFO Festival?  The International UFO Museum and Research Center has graciously donated $1500 in prize money for the winners. Let’s […]

Cool Off at the Southwest Printers Beer & Wine Garden!

Join our local favorites Pecos flavors Winery and the new Red Door Brewery along with our neighbors from Ruidoso, Noisy water Winery and one of our Festival sponsors, the 377 Brewery, at the Southwest Printers Beer & Wine Garden at 4th & Main.  Each of these great drink locations will have a variety of […]

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    Roswell’s Believe Encounter – Fun for the Entire Family!

Roswell’s Believe Encounter – Fun for the Entire Family!

When in Roswell you will need to be sure and join the Roswell Visitors Center for our “Believe Encounter” during the 72nd Annual UFO Festival on July 5th, 6th & 7th. It will be an interactive photo op adventure! Find a piece of the spaceship debris in our crash site and trade it for […]

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!

ROSWELL, NM, July 6th, […]

2018 UFOlogist Invasion

It’ll be here before you know it. Be sure to check out the International UFO Museum & Research Center website for information on the speakers they will be hosting the days of the Invasion, and don’t forget to mark it on your calendars – […]

UFO Crash Site Tour


One morning around Independence Day 1947, about 75 miles from the town of Roswell, New Mexico, a rancher named Mac Brazel found something unusual in his sheep pasture: a mess of metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material. Unable to identify […]

501st Legion to appear at the 2018 UFO Festival!

Do you love Star Wars?  Who doesn’t?   We are thrilled to announce that members of the 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison will be on hand for photos and more at the official 2018 UFO Festival!

Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through […]