U-F-O Festival Day
One local city tells its community to be on the lookout for UFOs. The legend of Fyffe's UFOs originated on February 11th through the 12th in 1989, when more than 50 people in the town of fewer than 2,000 residents called the police department to report strange lights and shapes in the sky. But, now the only flying objects spotted over Sand Mountain are colorful hot-air balloons. UFO in the town of Fyffe stands for – U - for Unforgettable, F - for Family, and O - for Outing. The Fyffe UFO Day Festival is now in its eleventh year and this year’s unforgettable family outing will take place on August 29th. The UFO Day Festival offers tethered balloon rides, games for children, live music throughout the day and much more. Gates open at 9 a.m. with the entertainment getting underway at 10 a.m. Festival-goers are encouraged to arrive as early as 6 a.m. to watch the hot air balloons launch and disappear into the sky. All activities are held at the Fyffe Town Park on Graves Street unless noted otherwise. Parking and admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets.