Alien overlooking Spruce Pine Mountains and downtown


LANDING 06.10.2023

The Spruce Pine Alien Conference & Expo started in 2019. That 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.

Featured Speakers

Mike Bara Headshot

Mike Bara

New York Times Bestselling author, lecturer and TV personality

Brittany Barbieri Headshot

Brittany Barbieri

Ufologist, Cryptozoologist and Paranormal Investigator

Thom Reed Headshot

Thom Reed

The man who kept 1969’s Berkshires UFO Sighting alive, & founder of the international model and artist group Miami Models.

Brooks Agnew Headshot

Brooks Agnew

Master engineer, 7-time Amazon best-selling author, Host of America Free Radio, world-renowned public speaker, and mentor.


We’ve partnered with local businesses and organizations to offer fun and learning for voyagers of all ages. Be sure to check out the Space Capsules (booths) at the Spruce Pine Alien Festival for more information or to secure tickets.

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Earth to Sky Park

What’s Out There?

Special live stargazing events at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory, an International Dark Sky Park and is one of only two in the world that operates as an observatory and a planetarium!

June 10th 9:30pm – 10:30pm -or- June 10th 11:00pm – midnight

In the event of rain or clouds, the event will be moved into the Arthur Planetarium.

66 Energy Exchange Dr, Burnsville, NC
Burnsville, NC 28714



Do I need a ticket?

Admission to S.P.A.C.E. is FREE! Tickets are required to listen to the Speakers. Order tickets online through <<<Eventbrite>>>, or purchase at S.P.A.C.E.

What will I find at S.P.A.C.E?

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 S.P.A.C.E. schedule will be announced soon.

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

There are many nice motels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and rentals in and near Spruce Pine. You can visit the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce to find area accommodations.


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