Welcome to the 20th Annual BridgeFest
and Flying Saucer Contest
August 20, 2016
10 am - 5 pm
and Music, Bridge Vendors, Food and...
To all visiting aliens: Hope you enjoy your stay here at BridgeFest.
My Favorite Alien Information
There comes a time in this galaxy when all intergalactic species must come together for a higher purpose. A time to compare antenna and, of course, an opportunity to demonstrate the agility and new advances made on your flying saucer craft. The time is set. The place: EARTH; on the old BRIDGEVILLE BRIDGE, conveniently located in Bridgeville, California, USA (yes it is a real place, just look it up on the Internet, or fly up highway 36 and see for yourself).
Flying Saucer Registration starts at 11:30 am.
WHERE? Bridgeville, CA, Planet Earth (third planet from SoL), on Highway 36 on the Bridge (about 1/2 hour from Fortuna).
New and Improved...
OFFICIAL Rules and Procedures
“Go For The Gold!”
New and Revised RULES
- Must be round or nearly round on its outer edge
- Must be at least 8” in diameter
- Must have a thickness not more than ½ its diameter
- Must be unique and easily identifiable
- Must not be any pre-manufactured toy or flying device.
An entry consists of a saucer and its associated crew. The crew may consist of up to two (2) like-minded beings. There is a $5.00 (US Earth currency) fee for each entry. This fee enters your saucer in the contest, entitles you to two launches (one launch per crew member), and provides two (2) “participant” tags for the crew
The course is identified from the east side of the old Bridgeville Bridge to a landing spot on the river bar marked by a red circle with a pole in the center. (The Bridge is approximately 40 feet ABOVE the river bar; the goal is about 45 yards east.)
The object of the contest is to land your saucer as close to the pole as possible. The winner will be the saucer that lies closest to the pole at the close of the contest. (Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place saucers.) Each entry will get two (2) launches in the order of their entry. After the launch, the crew will have the option of either leaving the saucer where it landed or having it retrieved by the ground crew for a second launch. To launch more than the two allotted attempts, the crew member must have a “Participant” tag and pay a retrieval fee of $1.00. They will then join the line of launchers at the rear and wait their turn to re-launch. This can be repeated as many times as the crew wishes and a retrieval request can be made at any time by either crew member until the contest closes. At the appointed closing time, the launch line will be closed, but every being in the launch line will be allowed their last shot.
Saucers will be launched only from the official launch pad on the Bridge. Each entry will be allotted one (1) minute on the launch pad to launch their saucer. All forward momentum of the saucer must come directly from the hand of the crew member.
All Entry and Retrieval fees will be combined and 50% will go to the BCC. The other half will be divided amongst the first, second, and third place finishers in this order.
1st Place - 50%
2nd Place – 30 %
3rd Place – 20%
The winners will also receive an earthly trinket to adorn their garments.
Click here to see the rules in a printable format.
May the best saucer win!
Size of the Course
The old Bridgeville Bridge stands about 45 feet above the river bar. The bar is approximately 150 yards long and 50 yards wide, lined by the river to the north and a bank of trees to the south. The primary landing zone will be circular, about 6 feet across, designated by a red pad set in the center of the bar about 30 yards from the bridge. The secondary landing zone will be the area within about 10 feet of the primary zone, designated by a white circle. There is usually a good wind from the west around that time of day.
BridgeFest is located in the town of Bridgeville, CA, on Highway 36. (about 25 miles from 101 and Fortuna) Thanks to all who come. Please enjoy your stay.
To the Teralusians: Please keep California clean. On your last visit, you left behind your your Trash (at least we think it was trash).
For more information or to answer your questions
call the BCC at (707) 777-1775
or Roger Schellhous at (707) 777-1770.
(or write BridgeFest, PO Box 3, Bridgeville, CA, 95526, Earth, Third Planet from the Sun)
Click to see map Bridgeville, CA
Come to BridgeFest and experience the Earth Food, vendors selling earthly and unearthly wares, and live music.
Yes, it does take place in the town that was for sale on EBAY twice (didn't sell either time).
Fun starts at 10 am and continues until 5 pm, or until the last Flying Saucer flies home.
We come in peace.