The historic maritime communities of Astoria and Warrenton, Oregon, traditionally celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Ocean with a festival during the last weekend of April. This year, in an effort to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and attendees, the 39th Annual Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, presented by Fred Meyer, will be held online. In this virtual format, attendees will still get the chance to connect with their favorite vendors, musicians, and fellow attendees online. Although this event won’t be in person as it has been in year’s past, it will be unlike any virtual event you’ve attended before.
This year, there are two ways to participate: The Virtual Festival and the Festival Feast Dining Passport.
The Virtual Festival:
The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce is offering the 2021 Virtual Festival on the Event Hub platform, an immersive and engaging online event space. This is something you can be a part of from wherever you’re located. The virtual vendor village welcomes attendees to visit booths from wineries, artists, jewelry makers, and food vendors to check out their shops, place orders, and participate in live chat with the vendor during festival hours. The main stage this year will feature favorite festival musicians as well as new offerings like scheduled interactive demonstrations from chefs, artists, and local experts. This will all be available and accessible through our event website from wherever you call home.
During the following times, the virtual event will be considered “live,” meaning all vendors will be logged into their booths, ready to interact with attendees, the main stage will be in operation with music and demonstration presentations, and the Happy Hour Chat Room will be open for anyone to join and mingle.
Live Festival Hours: PT
Friday, April 23: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 24: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 25: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
All other hours, starting Friday, April 23 and through Sunday, May 23, the booths will still be accessible through the event site. Attendees will still be able to place orders from the booths; however, vendors will not be available for chat, happy hour will be closed, and the main stage will not be in operation.
Access to the Festival will remain available here, on this site, from April 23-May 23.
If you are considering applying for a booth space in this event as a vendor, please use THIS LINK for more information and to apply. Applications will remain open until April 16.
Festival Feast Dining Passport:
If you live in the Astoria Warrenton Area or are going to be in town, you can still get your crab, seafood and wine fix this year. The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce has put together a “Festival Feast” dining passport to take your tastebuds for the grand tour.
We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to connect our Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival enthusiasts with Astoria & Warrenton area restaurants. Each participating business offers a unique taste of the delicious bounty of the Oregon Coast. From local seafood to global fare, hometown favorites and new delights, this passport provides a guided tour for your next mealtime.
This promotion is supported by our partner Our Coast Weekend.
How to FEAST:
- Sign up for the FREE Festival Feast Passport (available here after April 15).
- From April 23 through May 9 (the kick-off of the Astoria Sunday Market), check-in at participating food and drink establishments and enjoy festival-themed menu items, exclusive discount offers and a chance to win prizes. Using the passport is easy and free. When you sign up, you will receive a text or email with a link to your passport. Follow the link, visit the restaurants, and check in on your mobile pass.
Every time you check-in using your dining passport, you will be automatically entered into our multiple prize drawings. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants and seafood markets, tickets to area museums, merchandise from the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, and more!
At the end of the promotion, on May 10, we will draw a winner for our grand prize getaway, valued at over $500, which includes an overnight stay at Bowline Hotel (opening summer 2021), a Columbia River Cruises river tour, dinner at Buoy Beer Company, a sampler of Oregon wines and more.
Sign up for the Festival Feast is free, and will be available on this page after April 15.
Collectors of the official festival wine glasses can find the 2021 version and other Crab, Seafood &Wine Festival merchandise available for purchase at our Chamber Booth during the online festival and at the Chamber’s Visitor Center in Astoria starting on Friday, April 23.
This year we will also have a Festival Feast Box available for sale, packed with wine, seafood, one of a kind festival merchandise, and all the fixings you’ll need to celebrate the festival from wherever you call home. Festival Feast Boxes will become available for purchase through our online store in mid-April. They will also be available for purchase at our Chamber Booth during the online festival and at the Chamber’s Visitor Center in Astoria starting Friday, April 23.