UFO Festival 2017

Shag Harbour UFO Festival 2017 – 50th Anniversary Celebrations!

Weekend passes available:   https://shagharbourfest.eventbrite.ca

September 29, 30 & October 1st, 2017 with a Special Event on October 4th, 2017

Friday September 29th

Woods Harbour Community Centre

6:00PM – 7:00PM… Registration and Meet & Greet

7:00 – 8:30… Opening remarks & Keynote address with Chris Styles “Shag Harbour 50 years on”

8:30 – 9:00… Break / setup

9:00 – 9:45… Costume contest with 3 categories: People, Pets, and Couples (people & pets). Prizes for each category are guided bus tour pass.

Impact Site

10:00PM… Dark Skies stargazing presentation with Deep Sky Eye Observatory


Saturday September 30th

Woods Harbour Community Centre

9:00AM – 10:15AM… Don Ledger – Pilot cases & incidents, AC flight 305

10:15 – 11:30… Graham Simms – Maritime Mysteries & UFO’s

11:30AM – 12:00PM… Hugh Spencer – Roswell, St. Paul & Shag Harbour

12:00PM – 1:30PM… Lunch

1:30 – 4:00… Witness panel with Q&A                                                                                             Panelists:

  • “Dark Object witnesses” Laurie Wickens, Peter Goreham and Normie Smith.
  • Capt Ronnie Newell “Skipper of Canadian Coast Guard Cutter 101 responding on scene the night of the impact”.
  • Bill Powley “RCAF radar operator at CFS Barrington on duty the night of impact”
  • Bill Boudreau “Shelburne Witness”

4:00 – 7:00… Supper Break – Chapel Hill will be offering local style food.

7:00 – 8:00… Guided bus tour departs

8:00PM… DANCE!

  • Unidentified Funk Object – with their hit track “Shag Harbour”
  • Urban Surf Kings – playing songs from their album “Surf vs the Flying Saucers” (60’s Surf Rock)
  • Electric Spoonful (Best Rock in Halifax 2016)

Shag Harbour UFO Interpretive Centre

Starting at 10 am we will have local food vendors, craft breweries & distilleries set up at the Incident Centre for festival goers to visit and try local fare and drink.

4:00PM – 5:00PM… Live podcast recording with Jordan Bonaparte from The Night Time Podcast & Martin Willis from Podcast UFO.

Prospect Point Wharf

Boat tours of the impact site will be offered throughout the day to festival goers. Experience what it was like for the brave men on Oct 4th 1967 to search Shag Harbour’s waters for the Dark Object. *Times TBD. Weather permitting.


Sunday October 1st

Woods Harbour Community Centre

10:00AM – 12:00PM… Coffee party with Tim Doucette – Deep Sky Eye Observatory

12:00PM – 1:30… Lunch

1:30 – 3:00… Paul Kimball – UFO Filmography .

3:00 – 4:30… Q&A with Festival speaker panel.

4:30… Closing remarks with master ceremonies Noah Morrit

6:30PM… Guided bus tour departs

Chris Styles signing “Impact to Contact”

_atl3614-zf-3323-29638-1-019CCGS Clarks Harbour on-scene at the crash site deploying flares during the 2016 bus tour reenactment.