An Unforgettable Family Outing Set for August 29 in Fyffe, Ala

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. - Aug. 20, 2015 - PRLog -- In 1989, numerous sightings of unidentified flying objects throughout the town of Fyffe, Ala. led the small community to be known as the UFO Capital of the World, and later to be recognized by the state as the UFO Capital of Alabama. As a tribute, the community comes together each year to host the Fyffe UFO Day Festival. Set for August 29, 2015, the Fyffe UFO Day Festival is considered by many, an unforgettable family outing celebration where the only flying objects spotted over Sand Mountain are colorful hot-air balloons.

Now in its eleventh year, the UFO Day Festival offers tethered balloon rides, arts and crafts, games for children, a 5k run, an antique car and tractor show, an assortment of food vendors, and live music throughout the day. Slated to perform are The Sharp’s, Dennis George and Family, Bill Henson and Glen Mountain, The Lucky Shade Tree Band, Jack Martin and Forever Country, Danny Lee, Jeff Martin and Caleb Chisenhall, Country Case, Still Kickin’, the Southern Mountain Band, David Holland and The Bootleggers, Willie Underwood and Family, the B-Sharp Band, and Billy Joe Royal. A Barney Fife impersonator will also be on hand to meet and greet with the crowd.

Gates open at 9 a.m. with the entertainment getting underway at 10 a.m. Festivalgoers are encouraged to arrive as early as 6 a.m. to watch the hot air balloons launch and disappear into the sky. Tethered rides for the public are generally offered around 6 p.m. Also, in conjunction with the UFO Day Festival, hot-air balloon rides across the Sand Mountain area will be available, weather permitting, by advance reservation only. For more information, visit or call 256.461.8612 or send an email to

Registration for the 5K begins at 6:30 a.m. with the race getting underway on Campbell Road at 7:30 a.m. Registration is available online at Cost is $25 in advance or $30 day of race.

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.

For more information on UFO Day Festival, visit or call DeKalb Tourism at 888.805.4740 or visit

About DeKalb Tourism

DeKalb Tourism is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in DeKalb County. Our mission includes to provide outstanding customer service to all guests; to provide complete and detailed information about DeKalb County, its history and attractions; to leave visitors with a positive experience; to develop strong positive long term relationships with the people and businesses of our communities; and to be a leader in the education and promotion of our county, locally, nationwide and internationally.

John Dersham
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