(Newport, Oregon) – The largest event of its kind on the Oregon Coast, the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival kicks off tonight at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are being made available at the door tonight for the soft opening. Thursday door tickets are $20 and include a commemorative wine glass for patrons.
The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is now in its 37th year and will once again be presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The Festival runs Thursday, February 20th through Sunday, February 23rd and the hours are as follows: Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday continues to be the most attended day at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. There will be NO General Admission available on Saturday. Standby tickets MAY be available after 1 p.m. depending on capacity. Saturday’s entrance will be sold via E-Tickets ONLY. E-tickets are now SOLD OUT. This year, organizers have made adjustments which include two E-Ticket entrances to aid with the flow of the line. Be advised that many of the patrons arrive during peak hours (11 am-3 pm).