THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE: Elmwood Plans 43rd Annual UFO Days
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The 43rd Annual UFO Days festival in Elmwood is flying in for the final weekend of the month, July 29-31.
One of three annual UFO festivals in the state – all of which gunning for the “UFO Capital of Wisconsin” title – Elmwood UFO Days is the longest running of the bunch, having been first celebrated in 1978. In fact, there’s signage at an intersection on County Road S with several dates and witnesses of area UFO sightings back to 1975, marking it a “multiple sighting location.”
Whether or not you believe in aliens and UFOs, the UFO Days Festival in Elmwood brings in more than just extraterrestrial-centered events, including a classic car show, craft and vendor fairs, live music, and more.
While July 29-31 are the official festival days, events ramp up earlier in the week, beginning Tuesday, July 26, with Citizens State Bank’s kick-off customer appreciation dinner from 4:30-7pm. On Thursday, July 28, community-wide garage sales will go on from 8am-4pm with directories available on the 27th (only at Alcivia in Elmwood), plus alien mask-making kits being given out at the Elmwood Public Library, live music, and more.
Saturday will hold the bulk of the UFO-focused events, including free UFO Sighting Bus Tours throughout the afternoon, the “UFOs & Elmwood: A Legacy” presentation by retired UW-Stout Professor Bill Johnson at 1pm, and a talk about Elmwood encounters at 5pm.
With more than 30 sponsors of this year’s festival and events for kids and adults, UFO Days is sure to be a blast – whether or not you catch a sighting of anything extraterrestrial.
See the full list of events and more information on the UFO Days on Elmwood fest’s Facebook page (@UFODAYSELMWOOD).