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Clawsome Seafood & Regional Wine in Astoria
Published: 02/28/2017
 

Astoria-Warrenton Crab Seafood & Wine Festival celebrates the bounty of the Northwest, April 28-30.

Celebrate the flavors of the Northwest with the annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Now in its 35th year, this long-running North Coast event takes place April 28-30 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds in Astoria, Oregon.

This award-winning event features the authentic flavors of Oregon's North Coast, as well as trend-setting artisan producers and Oregon-based wineries. About 14,000 to 16,000 people and 175 vendors attend the event each year.

Nearly 50 Oregon wineries and over 100 booths are filled with arts and crafts from Pacific NW artisans. At the Festival Wine Competition, wineries vie for Best of Show awards. You'll find a wide selection of seafood and other culinary delights, including the Rotary club's traditional crab dinner. Local breweries make appearances at the beer garden and live music is on tap all weekend. The festival kicks off Friday evening and continues all day Saturday and through the afternoon on Sunday. The festivities are held indoors, so rain or shine there's plenty of fun to be had at the Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival.

2017 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, April 28
Festival Hours: 4 – 9pm

Saturday, April 29
Festival Hours 10am – 8pm

Sunday, April 30
Festival Hours 11am – 4pm

LOCATION

The Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is located at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on Highway 202 about 4 miles from the junction of Highway 101 in Astoria.

GETTING THERE

Parking is $15 per car and is very limited; festival goers are encouraged to use the shuttle service. Handicapped parking is available, but limited at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds general parking lot. RV parking is not available at the general parking lot.

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

The Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce operates a festival shuttle service. Round trip shuttle service is available for a small fee, from park and ride locations at the Port of Astoria, several lodging properties and campgrounds. During peak festival hours expect delays and wait times. Limited shuttle service will run on Sunday, only from the port of Astoria. Shuttle service updates will be posted on-line, before you go check the website for details.at https://astoriacrabfest.com/

TIPS

Adult admission on Sunday is reduced to $5 and free for active duty military and children. Families with young children are encouraged to attend Sunday when there are smaller crowds and admission is half off for adults and children under 12 are free. Leave Fido home, pets are not allowed at the event. Festival patrons purchasing wine can use the Wine Check Service, where your case purchases will be held for pick up.

There is a pre-party event elbowing its way into the fray. Sip Savor and Unwined is held at the beautiful Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria on March 4th, 5:30-8pm. Sip and savor awarding winning wines from the official wine completion and sample appetizers paired with each varietal. Every year over 40 Oregon winemakers enter their wines in the competition. For a $35 ticket you can get an exclusive look and taste of wines that will be available at April's main festival and a chance to talk shop with the competition judges. Be the first to learn the 2017 "Best of Show: Red and White" wine winners and participate in the Peoples Choice Award. For tickets and more information on this event call (503) 325-6311.

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