2012 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
We Had A Wild And Wonderful Festival!
What can we say....except THANK YOU to all who attended our 2012 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival! With well over 18,000 in attendance, our four-day Festival was a rousing success. We started off with a first time ever Soft Opening on Thursday. 750 pre-sold ticket holders, plus Sponsors enjoyed an exclusive peek at this year's "Swingin' On The Vine For The 35th Time" themed Festival. Vendors were delighted with this new concept and are eagerly looking forward to returning next year to the expanded weekend format.
The Festival got into full swing by Friday afternoon, and the tent was rocking and rolling within hours. A steady stream of visitors kept staff, committee members and volunteers busy throughout the weekend. With 27 shuttle stops around Newport, the complimentary service was in great demand each day. We appreciate the responsibility of our guests in using this amenity during Festival weekend.
Be sure and check our Newport Seafood & Wine Festival Facebook for updates to next year's event. Starting around July, 2012, we will be conducting our annual "Picking A Theme" contest for 2013. Winners of the chosen theme will receive tickets to our next Seafood & Wine Festival.
Again, visitors, sponsors, vendors and volunteers, THANK YOU for supporting the Festival.
With Great Appreciation,
Newport Chamber of Commerce Staff
The coast you remember.