Summer Fun at UFO Days in Fyffe
Summer Fun at Fyffe UFO Days is guaranteed to be an Unforgettable Family Outing!
Nearly 30 years ago, more than 50 of the 2,000 residents of Fyffe, Alabama, reported seeing strange lights and shapes descend from the sky. Among the many eyewitnesses were the local police chief and assistant police chief.
The legend continues today in the town’s unique summer festival: UFO Days on August 26, 2017! Whether you believe in unidentified flying objects or not, there’s no doubt you’ll find plenty of fun and unforgettable activities for the whole family.
This year’s 13th Annual UFO Days – which officially stands for “Unforgettable Family Outing” – is free to the public and features something for everyone:
- Family-Friendly Games and Activities
Hot air balloon rides, arts and crafts for the kiddos, and plenty of UFO-centric games allow for an out-of-this-world experience for visitors and locals alike!
- Toe-Tapping Music
This year’s headliner is Confederate Railroad, a veteran country band performing everything from rowdy country hits to ballads chocked full of raw emotion. Performing chart-toppers like “Trashy Women,” “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind,” and “She Never Cried,” Confederate Railroad’s mix of raucous and rootsy country will beam you to a place of pure, Deep South entertainment. Other musical guests include Backwoods Revival, Clear Creek Bluegrass, Erica Cookston, Still Kickin’, Willie Underwood and Jordan’s Crossing. Visit the festival’s Facebook page for a complete list.
- 5K and Fun Run
Sign up today to participate in the UFO Days 5K or the one-mile fun run for kids 10 and under. Be sure to show up bright and early for 7 a.m. registration and 8 a.m. start on the day of the race (August 26th!). You’ll be done in plenty of time for the 9 a.m. festival opening, and of course, there’s a medal and a prize for the winner. (Every race participant who registers by August 19th gets a t-shirt commemorating the competition!)
Of course, UFO Days’ family fun will make the trip worthwhile, but the beautiful Sand Mountain area surrounding Fyffe is inspiration to stretch your fun out over a full weekend! Book a night at one of the nearby hotels (Who knows? You might spot mysterious lights in the night sky!) so you can bask in a whole day of North Alabama’s natural beauty. Explore Mentone, Little River Canyon, DeSoto State Park, and even Lake Guntersville while you’re there to feel like you’re a world away from your day to day!
The UFO legend lives on in Fyffe as people continue to descend upon the North Alabama town to celebrate its mysterious sightings and the site’s unique claim to fame. Don’t miss your chance to join the fun at Fyffe’s UFO Days!