Q. How do I attend the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival?
A. Vist our website, bit.ly/SeafoodandWine2021. You will be guided to purchase a To-Go Festival Basket. When you purchase your Festival Basket, you will select a time to pick it up or have it shipped to you.
Q. What is in the To-Go Festival Basket?
A. It will include 2 bottles of Oregon wine of your choice (valued $25-$35 per bottle), 2 commemorative wine glasses for the 2021 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, one can of locally canned tuna from Mo's Seafood & Chowder, one can of Newport Daze Rogue beer, and a Seafood & Wine Festival wine bottle opener. Also included is a 20% off promo code to participating wineries and artisans featured on our website, an invite to our interactive virtual festival experience, access to Chinook Winds Chef Michael Durham’s virtual cooking show where you can cook along. You also have the option to add a Local Ocean DockBox seafood meal kit (available for pick up only) and additional festival merchandise.
Q. What is the deadline to order a Festival Basket?
A. All baskets must be ordered by Monday, February 15. If you would like your basket shipped, it must be ordered by February 8.
Q. What kind of wine will be in the To-Go Festival Basket?
A. When you make your purchase, you will be able to select 2 out of many available Oregon wines (valued $25-$35 per bottle) from previous Newport Seafood & Wine Festival wine vendors. View wine choices here.
Q. Will there be seafood available in the To-Go Festival Basket?
A. Yes, when you purchase your To-Go Festival Basket, it will include one can of locally canned tuna from Mo's Seafood & Chowder. You will also be able to add seafood options to your final order.
One pre-purchase item is a DockBox meal kit from Local Ocean Seafoods, with two options: 1) Seafood Sampler 4 mini crab cakes with tartar and lemon, shrimp crostini, 2 tuna kabobs (premarinated teriyaki and skewered) and slaw. 2) There is also a second DockBox: The ultimate seafood experience with Local Ocean's famous Fishwives stew for two people loaded with the finest seafood from the Oregon Coast.
DockBoxes cannot be shipped; they are for pick up only.
Q. How do we pick up our To-Go Festival Basket?
A. When you make your final purchase, you will select your time to pick up your To-Go Festival Basket. Arrive at the Newport Chamber of Commerce office at your designated pick up time. Your tailored To-Go Festival Basket will be ready for you to pick up.
Q. When can we pick up our pre-purchased To-Go Festival Basket?
A. February 26, 27 & 28, 2021 at the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce office, located at 555 SW Coast Highway, Newport OR 97365.
Q. How many available slots are there for pickup per hour?
A. Reserve your time slot ASAP, because there are only 35 baskets sold per hour. Baskets are limited, so order now!
Q. What can I expect at the scheduled time for picking up my To-Go Festival Basket?
A. Basket pickup will be contactless! When you arrive at the Newport Chamber office, you will provide your name and parking space number, and your items will be brought out to your car. You can take your festival basket back to your home, vacation rental or hotel and enjoy the seafood and wine items with your small group.
Q. Can I have my basket shipped to me?
A. Yes. When checking out online, select "please ship my basket to me." The shipping fee is $15 and has been added to the price of the basket. Please note, we will not be able to ship the DockBox seafood items, and we can only ship to states that allow wine shipments direct to the buyer. All shipping orders must be placed by February 8th. Shipments will be sent out mid-February to arrive in time for the Festival so you can have it to participate in the 2021 Virtual Event.
Q. Will there be craft vendor representation?
A. Yes, we will have craft vendors' website links on our website for patrons to shop. Those who have purchased a To-Go Festival Basket 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 Basket?
A. We will list those soon; please stay tuned. When the baskets are available for purchase, there will be a list of wines available.
Q. Where do we go after picking up our To-Go Festival Basket?
A. We encourage participants of the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival to come to Newport to pick up your basket. Then you can take your To-Go Festival Basket 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. Join us during the virtual experience too!
Q. What can we expect for the "Virtual Seafood & Wine Experience: The One You'll Probably Remember"?
A. We are planning a fun an interactive virtual event for each person who purchases a To-Go Festival Basket.
We will have a live wine tasting with a few winemakers who have wines in the to-go basket, as well as Wine 101 and Terminology, wine trivia, seafood trivia, Oregon Coast trivia, prizes, a winemaking demonstration, a seafood cooking demonstration, and tips on the Coastal seafood industry from a local expert.
Q. What can we expect for the Virtual Cooking Demo?
A. On Friday, February 26that 7pm, Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the Newport Chamber will host a virtual Chef-led cooking demo featuring a Chef Michael Durham from Chinook Winds.
You will be guided through the prep and cooking of a variety of distinctive dishes. You will receive the recipes beforehand to cook alongside the chef or you can save them for another time. You pick up your ingredients and be led on how to use them. If you're unable to attend Friday night, a recording will be made available to you. This experience is one of a kind and not to be missed!