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Be a Part of the Chowder Competition at the Seafood & Wine Festival

Calling all chowder chefs and connoisseurs! Do you have what it takes to be crowned the best chowder at Newport’s Seafood & Wine Festival? Bring your A-game and let your flavors shine in front of thousands of attendees! Download the application below for more details!

From the application:

Dear Seafood & Wine Festival Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in Newport’s 47th Annual Seafood & Wine Festival on the picturesque Oregon coast, which is slated for February 22 - 25, 2024. This event, “The Original and Still the Best” combines the perfect blend of fun and excitement.

We invite all Pacific NW wineries, seafood restaurants and craft artists to apply to be a vendor at this event. The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival encourages fresh seafood, small and large production wineries and artists featuring their uniquely crafted creations to be part of the fun.

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival is held in an outdoor tented venue located near Rogue Ales & Spirits at the Port of Newport and attracts a large audience of visitors; over 15,000 to Newport from all over the Pacific NW and beyond.

This year will feature a Seafood Chowder Cook-off with $5,000 in prize money to be awarded. A panel of judges will blind taste each entry on Thursday night. Prizes to be awarded on Friday for display during the show. You must be an accepted vendor to enter. People’s Choice to be announced on Sunday at the festival. More information to follow.

Our event is also looking forward to a small stage showcasing wine talks and tasting, growing and harvesting techniques, live demonstrations, and music. If you are interested in participating at this level, please indicate that on your vendor application.

The vetted vendor space is limited so please send in your completed application as soon as possible. (Incomplete applications will not be considered) Seafood Chowder Competition participants will be given priority selection.

Submitted applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If selected, you will be notified and payment will be due. Details will follow in your acceptance letter. If you are not accepted; you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening.

Please visit our website or call 541-265-8801 for further information.


Maggie Conrad, Event Director

541-265-8801 (main)

Newport Chamber of Commerce

555 SW Coast Hwy.

Newport OR 97365



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