2021 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
2021 Festival Update
Lincoln County is still in Phase 1, which limits our ability to plan for February. However, we are still going to hold an event for you that will give you a taste of the festival and give you some great wine and seafood!
We will provide more details as we get closer, but here is an outline of what it will look like:
A “mini” festival will be held the same weekend as the regular festival (Feb. 26-28) at the Rogue Ales warehouse (next to where the tent is usually set up).
Before the event, attendees can purchase a “to go” festival kit on our website. This kit will include two bottles of wine of your choice, two 2021 festival wine glasses, and you may also choose a Seafood Picnic Basket or Local Ocean “Dock Box” meal kit and 2021 festival merchandise (sweatshirts, tote bags, etc).
We will schedule pick up times throughout the weekend to pick up your “to go” kit. When you arrive, you will be able to come into the mini festival for an hour, where we will have a few vendors set up and spaced out. We are hoping you will come to Newport with your group, get a hotel room or vacation rental and savor the wine, seafood, and other items while enjoying your time with friends on the coast.
We know this isn’t ideal, and we wish we could hold the festival as we have for the past 44 years. But, we are hoping this will still give you a taste of Newport so you can enjoy the weekend in a safe way.
2021 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
To-Go Mini Festival FAQ
Q. How do I attend the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival?
A. Vist our website, seafoodandwine.com. You will be guided to purchase a To-Go Festival Kit.When you purchase your To-Go Festival kit, you will select a time to pick up your kit or have it shipped to you.
Q. What is in the To-Go Festival Kit?
A. It will include 2 bottles of Oregon wine, 2 commemorative wine glasses for the 2021 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival and a Seafood & Wine Festival wine bottle opener.
Q. What kind of wine will be in the To-Go Festival Kit?
A. When you make your purchase, you will be able to select 2 out of 10 available Oregon wines from previous Newport Seafood & Wine Festival wine vendors.
Q. Will there be seafood available in the To-Go Festival Kit?
A. Yes, when you purchase your To-Go Festival Kit, you will be able to add seafood options to your final order. One pre-purchase item is a DockBox meal kit from Local Ocean Seafoods. We will list exactly what will be in that DockBox when you make your purchase. The other option is a seafood picnic basket which will have locally canned seafoods with cheese and crackers.
Q. How do we pick up our To-Go Festival Kit?
A. When you make your final purchase, you will select your time to pick up your To-Go Festival Kit. Arrive at the Rogue Ales Brewery on the far East end, near where the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival tent is usually set up. Your tailored To-Go Festival Kit will be ready for you to pick up.
Q. When can we pick up our pre-purchased To-Go Festival Kit?
A. February 26, 27 & 28, 2021 at the Rogue Ales Warehouse in South Beach, Oregon. Directions
Q. What can I expect at the scheduled time for picking up my To-Go Festival Kit?
A. When you arrive, you will wait in line, socially distanced from the other people scheduled to pick up at the same time. You will get your To-Go Kit and exit through the Rogue Ales Warehouse. When you exit, there will be a few vendors set up for you to visit along your way out. Here you can try and purchase more wines.
Q. Will there be craft vendor representation?
A. Yes, we will have craft vendors' website links on our website for patrons to shop. People who have purchased a To-Go Festival Kit will receive a promo code to use at all craft vendors' online shopping platforms. Each purchase made will be between the purchaser and vendors.
Q. What wines will be available to choose from in the To-Go Festival Kit?
A. We will list those soon; please stay tuned. When the kits are available for purchase there will be a list of wines available.
Q. What wineries will be represented at pick up?
A. We will list those soon. Depending on Lincoln County regulations, we hope to have as many as many as possible.
Q. How will you choose which wineries to be represented?
A. We will choose based off multiple factors. How well they’ve done in our wine competition, their longevity with the Festival, etc.
Q. Will there be a seafood vendor to purchase from at pick-up?
A. Yes, we will announce what that is once it is confirmed.
Q. How much time will we have to taste wines and make purchases?
A. All pick up times are based off a one-hour time slot. You will want to arrive prior to that time slot to give you plenty of time to pick up your package and visit with the vendors.
Q. Will we only get one hour if the regulations change?
A. As we can have more people in an indoor space at once we will expand. It all depends where Lincoln County regulations are in February.
Q. When will the To-Go Wine Kits be available for purchase?
A. Our goal is to have them available by the beginning of November 2020.
Q. Where do we go after picking up our To-Go Festival Kit?
A. We encourage participants of the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival to come to Newport, pick up your kit, and enjoy a "mini" atmosphere of the traditional event. Then you can take your To-Go Festival Kit to your home, hotel or vacation rental to enjoy with family or friends. This is a great way to enjoy Festival goods and create your own fun while in Newport.