Oregon Coast Seafood Wine Fest Announces Lineup
Oregon) – The time for the Oregon coast's largest festival of the
year is almost here.
While advanced online tickets for the Newport Seafood &
Wine Festival are still selling hot, the festival has announced its lineup
of food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and some 80 wineries.
The 32nd Annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival happens
February 20, 21, and 22, 2009 - adjacent to the Rogue Ales Warehouse,
2320 OSU Drive, just south of downtown Newport.
Many famed winemakers from around the northwest will be
on the central Oregon coast, along with names not so well known or smaller
wineries. Among them are Pheasant Valley Vineyard, Hip Chicks Do Wine,
Hip Chicks Do Wine, Oak Knoll Winery, Hood River Vineyards, Willamette
Valley Vineyards, Eola Hills Wine Cellars, Cooper Mountain Vineyards,
Wine by Joe and the Oregon coast’s own Nehalem Bay Winery, to name
beer booth will be there, with the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
selling Rogue Ales.
Many of the food vendors come from the Oregon coast, especially
the Newport area: such as Local Ocean Seafoods, Moby Dick’s, Embarcadero
Dock, Sada’s Sushi Bar and Newport Café.
The full list of wineries, vendors and arts and crafts
booths is available at
For those wanting advanced E-tickets and access to a faster
line into the festival, these are available at the chamber
website here. Prices for e-tickets are the same as gate entry, but
with a handling fee.
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 (does not reflect handling
Feb 20 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. $10.
Saturday, Feb 21 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $15.
Sunday, Feb 22 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5.
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. 30 food vendors, 28 crafters and all those
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
Being the early bird is the key more than ever these days
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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
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