Lincoln County Gearing Up For Area 51 Festivals

Two Festivals Are Scheduled For September 20th

Mitch Kelly
August 20, 2019 - 7:23 am

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(LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - A small town northwest of Las Vegas is gearing up for massive crowds ahead of two alien-themed festivals next month.  

On Monday, Lincoln County commissioners took the first steps in declaring a state of emergency to free up more funding for medical and police resources.  

The move came on the same day commissioners approved two permits for 'Alienstock' and 'Peace-Stock 51.'  Both events will take place September 20th near the town of Rachel, the closest town to Area 51.  

The festivals evolved from a viral Facebook event that encouraged people to storm the famed military base to find proof of aliens.  

Even if the festivals draw only a couple of thousand, area residents fear being overrun due to lack of services. Rachel has only one small hotel and it's all booked up. WiFi? Nope.

Nevertheless, people are still trying to profit from the festivals.