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What’s New at the 2018 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Change is good, at least in the case of the 41st annual Newport Seafood & Wine Festival! A few improvements have been added or expanded, so look for these new features when you come to the coast Feb. 22-25 for Newport’s biggest party.The theme of this year’s Seafood & Wine Festival is “Dungeness and Dragons,” and attendees can get into the spirit of the event by wearing medieval costumes!

Ruby Club Membership will be offered again this year, and for the $150 membership fee, attendees get admission to all four days of the festival (the only four-day pass the festival offers), and special VIP entrance with no lines. Ruby Club Members will receive a “Festival Passport” this year which contains offerings from 50 participating sponsors.

The “Festival Passport” booklet will include vouchers for free offerings and coupons from these amazing vendors: 12 Ranch Wines, Amy Tatala-Beck, Artem Wines, Bead Chicas, Blue Spruce Pottery, Bradley Vineyards, Buddha Kat, Café Moka, Catman Cellars, Chateau Bianca, Coleman Vineyards, Copper Belt Wines, Crater Lake Cellars, D’Anu, DJ’s Jewelry, Eola Hills Winery, Garlic Gourmay, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Hood Crest Winery, HV Cellars, J. Scott Cellars, Keli’s Hawaiian Foods, King’s Raven Winery, Lovin Spoonful, Merrill Cellars, Methven Family Vineyards & Winery, Misty Oaks, Naked Winery, Nehalem Bay Winery, Noble Estate, Nye Beach Sweets, Oliver’s Gourmet, Oregon Seafood’s, Outdoor Vino, Parrett Mountain Cellars, Pinot Vista, Pititude, The Potter’s Vineyard, River’s Edge Winery, Rogue Creamery, Spring Bank Farm, Such a Slush, Tesoaria Winery, Three Acres Winery, Timbergrove Stained Glass, Valley View Vineyards, Wild Rose Winery and Wind Drift Gallery. Only 250 of these memberships will be sold. Purchase Ruby Club Memberships on the festival’s website at

Purchasing E-tickets prior to the event will again ensure that you are able to enter without standing in line. This year, there will be two specific entrances for E-ticket holders on Saturday during the peak hours of 10 am to 2 pm. Ruby Club Members, sponsors and group ticket holders will also have a new VIP entrance this year at door #3 next to the main E-ticket entry. 

Download the 2018 Seafood & Wine mobile app for your phone and stay connected to everything that is happening at the event. One of the cool features to the mobile app is the vendor map, where you can click on each pin drop to find out detailed information about each vendor. Also don’t forget to stop by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce booth to get great 2018 Seafood & Wine merchandise like jackets, t-shirts, and sweatshirts.

Luckily, all of the things that you love about the Seafood & Wine Festival will stay the same: More than 80 wineries will be there for tastings and sales, delicious local seafood will be dished up, and the free shuttle bus will make its rounds. Be sure to get your tickets early, and prepare to have a great time!


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