(Newport, Oregon) – For nearly 40 years Newport’s Seafood and Wine Festival has grown ever-bigger, now having expanded to four nights and filling the town with over 20,000 people over the course of the last weekend of every February.
Tickets are now on sale for the central Oregon coast winter icon, which happens February 19 – 22, 2015. You can buy these online at www.seafoodandwine.com.
This year is the 38th annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, with the theme “Once Upon a Vine.” It is held at the South Beach Marina in Newport, Oregon, in a tent next to the Rogue Brewery. Dozens of arts, crafts and food booths are just part of the attraction, with the centerpiece being around 80 wineries. Most are from Oregon and Washington, but you’ll find some from other western states as well.
The festival also includes the coveted prizes of its wine competition, judged by local experts in the field.
This year, Chinook Winds Casino is the presenting sponsor, and they are celebrating their 25-year anniversary with some special culinary events.
E-tickets are now available for purchase. Special group rates are available as well. Ticket prices do not include wine tasting. Food item prices range from $1 and up. Wine sampling starts at $1 and glasses of wine are available for menu price. Bottles and cases of wine are sold by wineries, too.
Ticket prices are (an extra processing fee applies to online tickets):
$15 for Thursday and Friday.
$19 for Saturday.
$8 for Sunday.
There will be no general admission tickets for Saturday, which continues to be the highest peak day. Thursday and Saturday are e-tickets only. Friday and Sundays there will be some limited availability at the gate.
Some parking will be available at the festival for $5, but free shuttle buses will be running throughout town.
For lodging and activity information and complete calendar of events see www.discovernewport.com and www.newportchamber.org or call 800-262-7844.