Kelly, Kentucky: Little Green Men Festival

A dozen little green men from a UFO besieged a farmhouse in Kelly in August 1955. Bullets could not stop them. The event is commemorated with an annual festival.
Kelly Church Rd, Kelly, KY
Off of US Hwy 41, seven miles north of Hopkinsville or 5.5 miles south of Crofton. Turn east onto Kelly Church Rd. Kelly is a hamlet, so the Festival can't be hard to find.
Third weekend of August
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This year's festival has been expanded to four days, due to the cosmic coincidence that the massive solar eclipse on August 21st will also be the 62nd anniversary of the alleged attack. Being just a few miles as the crow flies from the greatest totality, this is probably the most "out of this world" place in the Hopkinsville/Christian County area to see the eclipse for free. They have also added an outdoor film viewing on Friday night of "ET: The Extra Terrestrial," which was loosely inspired by the events of 1955.

[Curtis Cansler, 07/18/2017]
Little Green Men Festival

The one-time Little Green Men Festival that was held in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 2005 is now an annual festival held in the nearby town of Kelly [where the actual attack by Little Green Men happened in 1955]. Despite the smaller venue, the new festival has a 38-foot-wide "real" UFO, a full day of live music, an alien costume contest, writers on the subject signing books, and many vendors selling otherwordly goods. The 2012 festival has been expanded to two days, and includes an outdoor nighttime showing of a film about the 1955 encounter with the weird creatures.

[Curtis Cansler, 08/13/2012]
"Will They Be Back?" Asks Little Green Men Festival

Hopkinsville, Kentucky is hosting the Little Green Men Festival from Aug 19-21st, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Kelly, KY's alien invasion.

... [07/23/2005] Complete News Story

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