The UFOs have returned to Exeter. This year the festival will be Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2019.

This Labor Day weekend marks the 54th 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.


Two Day Lecture Series: $20 for both days (Saturday & Sunday).
Incident at Exeter Trolly Service to UFO site in Kensington (Saturday only): $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child, cash only.
Meet the speakers (Saturday evening only) at the Hampton Inn & Suites: $10.00 per person, cash only.

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


Guest Speakers

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    Peter Robbins

    Peter Robbins is an investigative writer, author and lecturer best known for his books, columns, articles, radio commentaries, interviews and conference talks He has appeared as a guest on and been consultant to numerous television programs and documentaries. Robbins was born in Queens New York and studied art, design, and...
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    Ronny LeBlanc

    Monsterland Author, Ronny LeBlanc, stars in the new hit show "In Search of Monsters" on the Travel Channel. His book entails the legend and true history of Monsterland, an area in Massachusetts that has a flurry of UFO sightings, bigfoot encounters and experiences with Orange orbs. He believes there is...
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    Kathleen Marden

    Kathleen Marden is a leading UFO researcher, author and lecturer. Her educational background in the social sciences has shaped her interest in scientific ufology. She has lectured nationally and internationally and is a frequent guest on radio shows. Her expert testimony has been heard on the History, H2, Discovery, National...
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    Jim Weiner & Charlie Foltz

    Jim Weiner is an artist, a Near-Death Experiencer, and an identical twin. Both he and his twin brother, Jack, have had high-strangeness and possible abduction experiences since early childhood. Their 1976 UFO encounter and abduction in Maine's Allagash Wilderness, along with fellow artist/campers Charlie Foltz and Chuck Rak, was documented...