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Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

The Original and Still the Best Seafood and Wine Festival newportchamber.org/newport-seafood-wine-festival

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Feb 25, 2024, 6:00 PM

Newport, 2320 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365, USA

About the event

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is Newport’s largest annual event. It started in 1977 with the intention to boost the local economy during the slowest time of the year. Newport Chamber President Bob Spangler and former Senator John Brenneman came up with the idea to simultaneously promote Newport’s seafood industry while bringing visitor dollars to the central Oregon Coast.

Today, the four-day event draws thousands of visitors to Newport during the last full weekend February, boasting over 125 vendors: seafood vendors, craftspeople, and Northwest wineries all under a tented venue adjacent to the Rogue brewery in South Beach. More than 300 volunteers, a dedicated volunteer committee, and local support from city and county agencies make this annual event possible. Presenting Sponsor Chinook Winds Casino Resort has generously supported the event for the past fourteen years.

New this year, the Festival will include a Seafood Chowder Competition with $5,000 in cash prizes.  Some newer elements include a beer garden, and a stage with demonstrations, talks with wine makers, and live entertainment. The Festival will continue to be compost-focused to reduce waste from vendors and attendees.

https://www.newportchamber.org/newport-seafood-wine-festival/

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