2022 Exeter UFO Festival is Happening!

We are pleased to announce that this years Exeter UFO Festival is scheduled to take place. As many of you know this festival is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we were disappointed to have to cancel the last two years due to the covid pandemic. We hope to see you all back in historic Exeter on Labor Day weekend 2022.


This Labor Day weekend marks the 57th anniversary of “The Incident at Exeter” when 18-year-old Norman Muscarello reported to the Exeter Police his sighting of an unidentified flying object behind a barn in Kensington.  As they investigated the site, they too saw the object hovering where Muscarello had seen it. Headlines nationwide told the story. The rest became history as the police and investigators nationwide tried to determine what young Muscarello saw that night.

The Exeter Area Kiwanis Club will bring together local and nationally known speakers and researchers on the subject of UFOs. The speakers will be presenting their talks in the Exeter Town Hall. Copies of speakers’ books will be available for purchase.

This festival is a major fundraiser for the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club. The donation to listen to the speakers is good for both Saturday and Sunday. As with all of their fundraisers, 100% of the profits go to local children’s charities, children’s programs, and community programs. All Kiwanians are volunteers. The Exeter Area Kiwanis Club relies on your generosity at the food and souvenir stands.

Not only is the Exeter UFO Festival an educational experience for both believers and skeptics, it’s a fun time for families and friends. There are activities for the kids at Town House Common Park located at the corner of Front and Court Streets from 10am – 2pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Trolley rides to the Kensington crash site are available on Saturday only beginning at 10:00am for a small fee of $5.

Tickets to the speakers are $30 for both days.

Sorry, there are no advanced ticket sales for any of the events.

Guest Speakers

  • Ralph Blumenthal

    Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, and summer journalism instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy. He was an award-winning reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009, and has written seven books on organized crime and cultural history. He led...