Health & Safety

Festival health and safety plan

In the event of an emergency, please follow the directions of event staff and volunteers for proper response, such as an evacuation.

The Festival (all employees, vendors, volunteers, attendees and contractors) will adhere to appropriate health guidelines and protocol at the time of the event to address outbreaks such as COVID-19 or other highly-transmissible illnesses. Guidelines will be determined by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, based on guidance from local and state health agencies and the CDC, to ensure both exhibitor and attendee confidence to attend, safety and community wellbeing. Should the need arise, we will make further updates to this Health & Safety Plan.

We are optimistic that the 2023 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival will be free of requirements such as masks or test results.

Please be advised that a risk of exposure to transmissible illnesses exists in any event or public space, including this festival. Prior to registering for and attending the festival, please ensure you have read the latest CDC Guidelines for Prevention. Please make your participation decision based on this information and know our first priority is to run the event live and the second is to do so with minimum restrictions and barriers to participation.

Masks are optional at this event. The CDC and Oregon Health Authority suggest that people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe disease should continue to wear masks in indoor public settings while the virus is circulating.

Please wash your hands frequently, and provide your own hand sanitizer for your booth staff and customers, if possible.  We will provide sanitizer throughout the festival for attendee and volunteer use.

Where possible, keep a respectful distance in public spaces. Consider replacing hugs and handshakes with a wave or elbow bump.

Do a personal health screening before arriving at the event each day to assess whether you or your booth staff, or close contacts, have any illness symptoms. If anyone begins to feel ill during the festival, send them away.  

We suggest that you review the State of Oregon’s current public health notices at