The Spruce Pine Alien Festival started in 2019. The first year had over 7.500 people in attendance! Due to the pandemic, subsequent festivals were cancelled, until NOW — June 10, 2023!

Mitchell County, North Carolina is home to the most UFO sightings in all of NC. In addition, most if not all the quartz used in space telescopes, most any technology with a microchip and the tiles used on NASA space shuttles comes from the quartz found in the Spruce Pine mines.

There are reports of three different UFO crash sites that were investigated here in Mitchell County. The town is in close proximity to Mount Mitchell (the largest mountain east of the Mississippi) and the Brown Mountain Lights. With so many unexplained events around Spruce Pine it makes sense to have an alien festival in town.

Do I need a ticket?

Admission to the Spruce Pine Alien Festival is FREE! To hear any or all of our four Out of this World Speakers, you can purchase your tickets in advance through Eventbrite, or cash the day of the show.

What will I find at the festival?

In addition to our four Out of this World Speakers, there will be vendors with information and products related to Space, Aliens, UFOs and other Paranormal Activity. We also have an Area 51 Children’s activity center, costume contests and so much more!

What is the schedule?

The Spruce Pine Alien Festival schedule will be announced soon. Stay up-to-date on all announcements by following our Facebook Page.

I’m coming from out of town, where should I stay?

There are many nice motels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and rentals in an near Spruce Pine. Our partners are listed on the Accommodations page, and you can also visit the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce to find additional options.