Central Oregon Coast Seafood Wine Fest Offers Advance E Tix
(Newport, Oregon) - It's the biggie on the Oregon coast, and you may get a chance at avoiding the big lines. Advanced online tickets are now available for the 34th Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, happening February 25, 26, and 27, 2011 – adjacent to the Rogue Ales Warehouse, 2320 OSU Drive, just south of downtown Newport.
This enables visitors to use the special "e-ticket" line at the entrance of the festival: www.newportchamber.org. Prices for e-tickets are the same as gate entry, but with a handling fee.
Advance group tickets are also on sale, allowing larger groups a special entrance. Groups of 15 or more can call the Chamber office (800-262-7844).
Festival Hours and Gate Prices are:
Friday, February 25, 2 pm to 9 pm - $10 ticket prices
Saturday, February 26; 10 am to 6 pm, $15 ticket price;
Sunday, February 27, 10 am to 4 pm, $5 ticket price. (Please note that ticket prices do not reflect a handling fee.)
The last weekend of every February, the central Oregon coast resort town of Newport swells with well over 17,000 visitors coming to the festival for a weekend of wine, wonders in the culinary world, seafood and arts & crafts. 35 food vendors, 24 crafters and 85 wineries will be found at this enormous festival. A large variety of craft items will be sold, from articles of clothing, jewelry, art glass, metal sculptures, works of art and hand-painted ceramics to handcrafted wine accessories.
This year's event, presented by Spirit Mountain Casino, is celebrating its 34th year.
Be sure to book lodging early, there is still some availability at this time, but lodging will fill as the event draws closer. Airline tickets from Portland to Newport can be booked on SeaPort Airlines by visiting their website at www.SeaPortAir.com.
You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. You must also show valid picture ID or you will not be able to enter the event. The site is handicapped accessible and smoke free, with a special outdoor smoking area. Parking at the facility is $5. Shuttle buses will run for free from Newport, and a shuttle schedule and map will be available on the chamber's website as well as the chamber center: 800-262-7844 or visit www.newportchamber.org
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