The Newport Seafood and Wine Festival (NSWF, different from NSFW) is a really fun event. When I worked at OregonLive.com, we were one of their sponsors and I got to go a few times. Every time, I had a blast – and seafood doesn’t even like me! It’s an amazing chance to buy local wines at great prices, try delicious food from local vendors, and check out crafts from area artists; and everyone – everyone – is in a great mood. Now remember that this is in Newport, where people tend to be more laid-back in general, and you have the perfect pairing.
You can buy Festival tickets online (which I highly recommend – much faster at the event and is likely the only way you can get in on Saturday) for as little as $8.00 (Sunday, admission only). Saturday tickets with the wine glass, for example, are $26. Finding a hotel room for the weekend might be a little tough, so bring a designated driver if you want to skip that to-do and head home the same day.
Have an amazing time – I hope to see you down there!