Never the one to let 80 mile an hour winds spoil her big party, Newport Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lorna Davis says despite the mess the wind made of their early tent set up for this year’s Seafood and Wine, they’re going to get the vendors set up and ready, and on time, for the big Seafood and Wine opening in the last weekend of the month.
And as usual, it will be a fun and raucous hoot filled with phenomenal wines and every kind of food you can think of.
But there’s a bit of work to do between now and that much anticipated moment when the party starts.
Lorna says, don’t worry, everything will be fine:
We are working with Peter Corvallis Inc. and Key Manufacturing to restore us to ready status for opening the event for vendor set up and event start just as we did last year. Though we have faced damage from wind to the structure, we will be on schedule for opening on time. Many people come together to make this possible and we are grateful for their hard work and commitment to make this possible.
Here’s a quick reminder on the basics:
2015 Event Hours:
- Thursday, Feb 19th: 5pm-9pm
- Friday, Feb 20th: 12pm-9pm
- Saturday, Feb 21st: 10am-6pm
- Sunday, Feb 22nd: 10am-4pm
New This Year
Saturday continues to be the most attended day at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. In an effort to maintain safety and accommodate large crowds, we have made some adjustments to entry procedure and crowd management.
There will be NO General Admission available on Saturday. Standby tickets MAY be available after 1pm depending on capacity. Saturday’s entrance will be sold via E-Tickets ONLY. We will have two E-Ticket entrances to aid with the flow of the line. Be advised that many of our patrons arrive during peak hours (11am-3pm).
We anticipate that the adjustments we have made will improve crowd flow, however patrons who arrive during peak hours should expect a delay in entrance. Event Staff will be readily available to provide information.
More information can be found at their website: SeafoodandWine.com