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Astoria Seafood Festival


 


Oysters at the Astoria seafood festivalThe annual Astoria Seafood Festival is one of Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival concentrates on the bounty of the Pacific as well as on the region's popular wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome microbrews and wines are also featured here. In addition to the freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and the crafts' booths. The emphasis of the three-day festival is a customary dinner featuring local, fresh-caught Oregon Dungeness crab. The dinner is hosted by the Rotary Club of Astoria.


 


Special Attractions


The annual Astoria Seafood Festival is an enchanting affair. While at the Festival enjoy live music from NW Bands, a fantastic selection of seafood and other culinary delights (including the Rotary club’s traditional crab dinner), wines from 50 Oregon Wineries and about 100 booths filled with handmade arts and crafts.


 


 


Entertainment


There will be several bands from the Northwest region along with some of Portland’s local favorites that will be performing at the Astoria Seafood Festival. There will be great music from all genres, from jazz, blues, and reggae to rock and roll. The music will be on all weekend so make sure you put on your dancing shoes.


 


There will be scrumptious, mouth watering fresh local seafood to enjoy. There will be a wine competition as well along with numerous food and wine vendors who will set up shop. Apart from the food there will be local art and craft vendors displaying and selling locally made handicrafts.


 


Dates


April 27, 28, & 29, 2012


 


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.


Clatsop County Fairgrounds

92937 Walluski Loop

Astoria, OR 97103


 


Parking


Parking at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds during the event is $5. Shuttle service is available for $2 each way from area hotels, campgrounds, and some park-and-ride locations. Parking is limited and the lot does fill up, so do try and make use of the frequent shuttle service. Handicapped parking is available, but limited at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds general parking lot.


No pets allowed except for service animals.


 


Ticket Prices



Friday: $8

Saturday: $10

Sunday: $5

Children under the age of 12 are free. However, we recommend that families enjoy the quieter times at the Festival on Saturday morning and Sunday.


 


There is something for everyone at the spectacular Astoria Seafood Festival, so even if  you cant come all weekend, try and at least make some of the events.


 


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