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The Complete Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Wytheville UFO Fest

In 1987, a wave of UFO sightings began in and around Wytheville, Virginia. From saucers to silent black triangles to ominous cubes, these mysterious craft were witnessed by thousands of residents. News reporter, Danny Gordon, was the first to break the story and was personally on site during many sightings. In response to the press reports on the UFO wave, the television series Unsolved Mysteries produced an episode dedicated to the strange occurrences in Southwest Virginia.


The first Wytheville UFO Fest marked the 35th anniversary of the beginning of this bizarre and mysterious series of events in 2022. Attendees of the 2024 fest will hear Danny Gordon recount his first-hand experience investigating the sightings along with other speakers, tons of vendors, contests, games, music, and fun for all ages. The event is free to the public.


  • How do I buy a ticket?
    No need! Wytheville UFO is completely free and open to the public.
  • What will there be to do?
    At the Wytheville UFO fest, we will have several speakers, a costume contest, tons of vendors, games, food, and great photo opportunities! The event starts at 10am and runs until 6pm, so it is a full day of fun.
  • What is the speaker schedule?
    Plus a costume contest and parade at 1:30!
  • Where to stay?
    There are many great hotels all around Wytheville, but we recommend the following hotels, as they are within walking distance of the event center: Country Inn & Suites by Raddison 697 Peppers Ferry Road Wytheville, VA 24382 (833) 449-1282 Comfort Suites 695 Peppers Ferry Road Wytheville, VA 24382 (276) 228-1234
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