FAQ


How much of the festival is virtual?

This year, there will be no in-person event. However, there are two ways to participate in the celebrations: the Virtual Festival and the Festival Feast Dining Passport. 

The Virtual Festival will be held completely online. This is where you will find vendor booths, recorded musical performances, interactive video demonstrations, and Zoom- style Happy Hour sessions with fellow attendees. Items purchased at the festival will be shipped by the vendors. There will be no in-person gathering for this year’s festival. Please see the Home Page for more information.

The Festival Feast Dining Passport will be a digital promotion in which participants sign up and are provided with an interactive map of local restaurants participating in Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival specials and promotions. While this promotion engages participants and restaurants with deals, special menu items and grand prize giveaways, it is a digital promotion aimed at connecting local restaurants with visitors and locals in celebration of the festival, and not an in-person event hosted by the Chamber. More information on this is available on the home page.

How much is admission?

We will not be charging admission for entry into the virtual festival this year. However, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce will gladly accept donations at their Chamber Booth throughout the event.

What are the festival hours?

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 anyone to join and mingle.

LIVE FESTIVAL HOURS:

Friday, April 23                Saturday, April 24                      Sunday, April 25

5:00 – 7:00 PM              11:00 AM – 1:00 PM                 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

4:00 – 6:00 PM

Where is the festival?

The festival will be held virtually on the event page. Access to the virtual event will be made available starting Friday, April 23 and continuing through May 23. Please see above for live festival hours.

How will the main stage work?

The main stage is a space for airing live or pre-recorded videos located at the front of the festival’s home page, directly above the virtual vendor village. During live event hours, scheduled content will automatically play on the stage. When you leave that main stage or enter a vendor booth, the video playing will minimize into the bottom right corner of your screen, where it will continue to play. From your own device, you will always have the power to mute or close the video at your convenience. You will be able to move freely through the site while the main stage plays.

What device can I access the festival from?

You will be able to access the virtual festival from any device with internet connection.

Do I need a camera and microphone on my device?

A camera and microphone are not required for this event. However, you will be able to utilize a camera and microphone within the event during Happy Hour and/or while interacting with vendors who also have a camera and microphone setup. While you do not need a camera and microphone in order to participate in Happy Hour or to live chat with the vendors, it is available and recommended on this platform.

What are the interactive demonstrations? 

How can I celebrate the festival in Astoria/Warrenton?

You can participate in our Festival Feast dining passport! You can sign up for the passport after April 15. Please visit the home page for more details.

Can I still purchase a Crab Fest Glass?

Yes! We will be selling a limited number of 2021 glasses at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Booth during the virtual festival. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis, so get yours quick!

Shipping?

Vendors are responsible for their own shipping. Please contact the seller for any questions/concerns related to your purchase.

How do I learn what wines won medals in the wine competition?

Check out the “Wine Competition & UnWined Event” Page on our website!

What musicians or bands are performing at the festival this year?

We have a number of musicians performing at this year’s festival. Please check back in for the full stage schedule.

Can I perform at the festival?

Bands and musicians interested in performing at the festival should contact the Event Coordinator for more information.

I’m a member of the media. How do I get a press pass for this event?

Please email our Marketing Manager, at least a week prior to the event. This will leave enough time for us to coordinate your arrival, answer any questions you might have and have a press pass ready for you.

Where should we stay if we are visiting from out of town?

Check out our tourism site, www.TravelAstoria.com, for information on hotels, motels and campgrounds, as well as additional information about the area.

When will the festival be next year?

We plan the festival for the last full weekend in April each year, unless it overlaps with Easter.
We expect to be on the following schedule –
April 22-24, 2022  |  April 28-30, 2023  |  April 26-28, 2024  |  April 25-27, 2025

Have a question that’s not answered here?

Email the Event Coordinator or call (503) 325-6311.