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Itís almost festival time

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 13th, 2013


The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival is just around the corner, and the tent that houses the annual event is being erected in the South Beach Marina parking lot. The four-day festival opens Thursday, Feb. 21, and continues daily through Sunday, Feb. 24. Complete festival information can be found online at www.seafoodandwine.com (Photo by Larry Coonrod)


Annual event keeps the volunteers coming back

No one involved with the wildly successful Newport Seafood and Wine Festival is suggesting that the annual event should double its size, though most say it could happen simply by putting a bigger tent in the South Beach Marina parking lot.

Crowds to the event have been reaching near capacity (about 20-25,000) in recent years, and if the weather is decent this year (Feb. 21-24), seafood and wine lovers should pack the tent one more time.

Doug Orr, chair of the festival committee, said organizers are pleased with the size of the event, though he said the event could expand because of demand.

For the complete article see the 02-13-2013 issue.

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