Festival Parking

Parking on the streets in downtown Exeter is free but there is a 2 hour limit and you may get ticketed if you stay longer than 2 hours.

There is a large municipal lot on Water Street, the entrance is directly across the street from the IOKA Theater marquee. The parking is free and there is no time limit.

There is a second smaller lot on Center Street (near the intersection with Front Street – across from the Exeter Post Office). This lot is usually empty on weekends and is only a short walk to Exeter Town Hall.

There is additional public parking on Water Street near the Phillips Exeter Academy boathouse.

If you are coming later in the day, there are a couple of banks in the downtown area that allow parking when their businesses are closed (after noon time on Saturday and all day on Sunday).

If you are staying at any of the local hotels or inns in Exeter they are all within walking distance of the Exeter Town Hall.

One of the reasons we love our town is the fact that it is so walk-able.

2016 T-shirt Design is Revealed

2016.tshirt.ufo.festivalYou’ve been patiently waiting for the new t-shirt design. Well here is a photo of some of the t-shirts at Trends Gift Gallery on Water Street in Exeter near the bandstand. Several designs were created by David Black, owner of ecm design in Exeter and this is the one selected by the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club. I saw the designs as they were being developed and this one was my personal favorite. I just love how David incorporated the vehicle into the design.

The t-shirts are available now as mentioned and they will certainly be available for purchase during the 2-day Exeter UFO Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. Youth and adult sizes are available.

We hope you’ve taken the time to look at this year’s speakers. It’s an amazing line-up. The schedule of events is soon to come.

Do not delay, make your reservations now! It is going to be a fantastic weekend.

Coming to visit?

Are you looking for a place to stay during your visit to Exeter? Here are several options for you to consider:




2016 Exeter UFO Festival

Coming off a very successful 50th celebration, the Exeter Area Kiwanis Club is excited to announce the 2016 Exeter UFO Festival will again be a two-day event.
The Festival committee and community members are busy planning the 2016 event to be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th. Please check back as we announce the 2016 slate of speakers and follow our Facebook page for more up-to-date information of the ufo kind.

We can not stress enough our gratitude to the speakers, volunteers, sponsors, town officials, and attendees that provide us the motivation to continue this tradition.