Make this the year you don’t stand in line!

Voted “Best event in Newport” by the Readers of the News-Times!

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, and now is the time to get your tickets in advance. By planning ahead and purchasing online tickets, you’ll be assured entrance into the event without having to stand in line at the gate. Known as “The Original and Still the Best” seafood and wine festival, the annual party is always the place to be for the last full weekend in February. This year, the theme of the 42nd annual Newport Seafood and Wine Festival is “Meet me by the Sea .”

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival will be held at the Newport Marina (next to Rogue Brewery) 2320 SE Marine Science Dr., South Beach. Opening day for the festival is Thursday, February 21 at 5 pm. Closing day is Sunday, February 24, at 4 pm. Go to the Seafood & Wine Festival website to purchase tickets now so that you can skip waiting in line.

For the past 40 years, The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has drawn revelers from near and far. Over 150 vendors selling wine, food, and crafts will be offering their goods during the four-day festival. Additionally, more than 75 regional wineries will be showcasing their wines in the wine competition, which is the longest continuous wine competition in the Northwest. The festival is only for adults 21 and older, so make sure that you bring valid ID.