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2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival frequently asked questions

 

What are the dates and times of the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival?  

February 24th-27th, 2022 

Thursday 2/24- 5 pm – 9 pm 

Friday 2/25- 12 pm – 8 pm  

Saturday 2/26- 10 am- 6 pm 

Sunday 2/27- 10 am – 4 pm  

 

What do you expect the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival to look like?  

There are many great new additions to the festival with the same great party.  

  • This year we will have one tent versus the two in previous years.  
  • There will be a center stage featuring wine talks and tastings, chef demonstrations, wine pairings and musical performances. 
  • The festival is going green. We are implementing an zero-waste initiative. We will have waste stations set up with bins to collect organics, recyclables, and waste with a volunteer from our green team to help make sure your waste goes in the proper receptacle. Vendors will use biodegradable or compostable service wears. 
  • An expanded outdoor area with Food Trucks and seating.  
  • A beer garden and seating area
  • Introducing the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival Wine Club 

 

What are the COVID precautions being taken at this year's event? 

We are excited to welcome attendees back to the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival! The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is announcing a policy requiring attendees to provide proof of a negative COVID test within the prior seven days or provide proof of vaccination. The State of Oregon is requiring the wearing of face coverings at indoor and outdoor public places where six feet of physical distancing is not possible. This requirement will be effective within the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival tents when not actively drinking or eating per the State of Oregon guidelines. If regulations change, we will change to adapt to them.  

 

When do tickets go on sale for the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival? 

Tickets are available online now, www.seafoodandwine.com 

 

What comes with my ticket purchase? 

Entry into the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival comes with access to many unique gifts, foods and wines that are not found in your typical store, along with a fun tasting and shopping experience, as well as our entertainment on the center stage Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Commemorative wine glasses are available for $5.  

 

Do wine glasses come with your ticket purchase? 

Wine glasses do not come with the ticket purchase. You can add them to your ticket order online or purchase them at the door.  

 

Can we purchase tickets at the door? 

Yes, visit www.seafoodandwine.com for at-the-door and pre-purchase ticket information. There are no at-the-door sales on Saturday until after 1pm, depending on capacity. 

 

What does the Ruby VIP ticket receive? 

The Ruby VIP ticket purchaser will have access to the four days of the Festival utilizing our VIP entrance. They will receive a swag bag, commemorative wine glass and access to our VIP hospitality room with snacks and wine tastings. 

 

Will there be any entertainment? 

There will be a center stage with wine talks and tastings, chef demonstrations, music and more on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Each stage presentation will start on the hour, each hour. The stage will be removed Saturday to make more space for attendees.

 

How do I become a vendor? 

You can submit an application through the vendor link at www.seafoodandwine.com.

  

Where is the festival located? 

2320 OSU Drive, Newport Oregon. Located along the edge of the beautiful Yaquina Bay near Rogue Ales Brewery. 

 

Is this an indoor event? 

It is located in a tented venue near the Yaquina Bay.  

 

Is there a shuttle service? 

We provide a FREE shuttle bus service that has pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city of Newport to many of the main hotels and popular districts for eating, drinking, and shopping. The official route will be posted on www.seafoodandwine.com closer to the event. The route will be similar to the route in past years. The shuttles run on a 45-minute loop. 

 

 Are there local taxis?  

There are a few local taxi companies: Newport Yaquina Cab Company and Pacific Cab Company. There are also many individuals who obtain special permits from the City of Newport to operate as a taxi for the weekend of the festival.  

 

What is the festival like?  

The festival has nearly 80 wine vendors featuring small-batch wineries, boutique wineries, and some more well-known wineries as well. This is a wonderful place to try many wines that you would not find outside of their own tasting rooms. There are also unique artisans featuring handmade jewelry, soaps, art, clothing, photography, leather goods, and more. Also, seafood! Food Trucks and vendors inside will offer fish & chips, fish tacos, clam chowder, tuna poke, crab & shrimp melts, sushi, crab & shrimp cocktails, oyster shooters, seafood bisque and more, using fish right off our docks. 

Each day has its different vibe! Choose one, or come for it all! 

 

When should I plan to go to the festival? 

Thursday is opening night at the festival and things are just getting started. This might be a good night for you if you want to mingle with the locals or get a taste of what the festival will be like all weekend. The vibe is a little quieter but a fun mingling night. 

 

Friday is the first full day at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. This is a great day to attend if you want to browse the vendors, try some wines, and take your time. Come with a group of friends and will make a day of seeing all there is to see at the festival. Watch some demos and entertainment on our center stage and don’t forget to plan your outfits with your group! 

 

Saturday is a high energy day at the Seafood & Wine Festival! If you’re here to party, Saturday is a great day for you to attend. This is the most popular day at the festival, so you will meet plenty of people and enjoy great wine and food. This is a great day for the outgoing who love being in the middle of it all. Don’t forget to bring your Seafood & Wine themed costume!  

 

Sunday is the final day of the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. The atmosphere is a little calmer and more relaxed, a wonderful day for taking your time and savoring the food and wine. Enjoy the wine demos on center stage, sampling your favorite wines, and talking with the winemakers.  

 

Is there handicap parking available?  

Yes, there is handicap parking available near the main entrance of the festival tent. If that is full, you are welcome to drop off the person needing closer access to the tent while you find parking elsewhere. All you need is your DMV parking placard.  

 

Can we enjoy the festival without attending? 

Yes, you can sign up to become a Seafood & Wine Festival Club member. Memberships will become available in December and launch in February alongside the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Wine club orders will be available for pick up at the Newport Chamber or shipped. 

The first club wine package will be comprised of Gold medal winning wines from the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival Commercial Competition. 

The wine club membership will receive an email to a link of recorded wine talks and chef demonstrations that take place on our center stage throughout the festival weekend.  

The wine club is a wonderful way to enjoy the festival throughout the year. Receive quarterly packages of wines that were featured at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Your choice of a red, white or blend package.  

 

What is the Wine Club? 

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival Wine Club membership is a wonderful way to enjoy the festival all year long. 

Members of the wine club will be receiving quarterly wine boxes, with your choice of a red wines, white wines, or a combination of red and white wines. The red wine and white wine box will have two wines each box and the combination will have four wines in each box.

Club members will be able to pick their quarterly wine box up at the Newport Chamber of Commerce or have it shipped directly to their home within the Western United States.  

Each quarter, the wines will be hand-picked with a theme in mind, utilizing wines that were featured at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. The February wine box will feature Gold medal winning wines from the festival commercial wine competition. 

Club memberships will be available starting in December 2021 and the first pick up will coincide with the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. It will be the Friday before the festival on February 18th at the Newport Chamber of Commerce.  

Wine Club members will also receive rewards to the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, with discounted tickets and use of our VIP entry. 

 

What if it is raining? 

We encourage you to wear your warm clothes and a rain jacket! There will be a coat check if you need to take it off while you are inside and do not want to carry it around. 

 

 What if it is cold? 

Layer up! There will be a coat check if you need to take off your jacket while you are inside and do not want to carry it around. 

 

What if it is sunny? 

Enjoy the beautiful weather! There will be an outdoor seating outside area with food trucks.  

There will be a coat check if you need to take off your jacket while you are inside and do not want to carry it around. 

 

How can I become a sponsor of this event? 

We would love to have you advertise your business through the many opportunities being of being a sponsor of the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Please contact Jeanette Campagna at Jeanette@newportchamber.org for details.  

 

Do you need volunteers for this event? 

Yes we do! We couldn’t do this without our volunteers. Each volunteer gets receives a weekend pass and a festival wine glass. Sign up to volunteer.

 

What vendors will be there? 

Vendors will be listed at www.seafoodandwine.com as we sign them up. There will be a great mixture of small batch boutique wineries, unique craftspeople, and delicious seafood along with other food items.  

 

Is there a theme for the 2022 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival?

 

Yes! "Long time no Sea" is our 2022 official theme - we're looking at Gilligans Island and Cast Away for inspiration on decorations and costumes.

 

Have more questions?

Email us at info@newportchamber.org or call (541) 265-8801.

 

 

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