In the Northwest, it just wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. It’s the premier seafood & wine event of the west coast and the original Northwest seafood and wine festival. Artists and Craftsmen showcase a variety of fine art, sculptures, photography, pottery, and jewelry. Pacific Northwest Wineries pour the finest of wines and culinary professionals serve cuisines of delectable delights to entice your palates, AND it’s a lot of fun!
Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. The 2015 festival will be packed with all of the fun, food and wine you’ve come to know and love at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!
2015 Event Hours:
Thursday, Feb 19th: 5pm-9pm
Friday, Feb 20th: 12pm-9pm
Saturday, Feb 21st: 10am-6pm
Sunday, Feb 22nd: 10am-4pm
According to their website, what will be “New This Year” is as follows:
“Saturday continues to be the most attended day at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. In an effort to maintain safety and accommodate large crowds, we have made some adjustments to entry procedure and crowd management.
There will be NO General Admission available on Saturday. Standby tickets MAY be available after 1pm depending on capacity. Saturday’s entrance will be sold via E-Tickets ONLY. We will have two E-Ticket entrances to aid with the flow of the line. Be advised that many of our patrons arrive during peak hours (11am-3pm).
We anticipate that the adjustments we have made will improve crowd flow, however patrons who arrive during peak hours should expect a delay in entrance. Event Staff will be readily available to provide information.”
If you have never attended and are thinking of going, first of all, GREAT PLAN! You can click here to purchase tickets! Second, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. There can be a bit of a wait to get in, so don’t be in too much of a rush. Slow down and enjoy the day… Chat with the people around you! Everyone is there to have fun and it’s really a great time. You will want to plan on spending at least a few hours at the festival and be sure to come hungry! The food is always amazing. Children are not allowed, as this is an over 21 only event, and pets are not allowed either, unless of course they are a service animal. There are shuttle busses running to and from the event site to many local hotels, neighborhoods, etc. You can find the shuttle map here. There are many RV parks and campgrounds nearby, and we have provided a link to those for you here.
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