Newport Fishermen’s Wives has announced an exciting new annual event premiering in Newport, Oregon on September 11& 12 of 2010.
The Newport Wild Seafood Weekend is a two day celebration of our Northwest’s vital wild-caught seafood industry and the men and women who make it thrive; hard working fishermen and families who are small business owners harvesting our seafood.
On Saturday the Newport Wild Seafood Weekend will feature the third annual Great Newport Wild Seafood Cook-Off, which has become one of the most popular culinary events in the Northwest. Twenty teams, both professional and amateur will battle for mroe than $2,500 in prize money and the honor of being “Best at the Bay.”
Sunday’s The Wild Brunch will feature a delicious wild seafood dining experience on the Bayfront overlooking Newport’s diverse fishing fleet. Sunday will also feature the The Wild Seafood Market where the public can connect with fishermen & processors and buy fresh wild seafood. Saturday and Sunday will include the Wild Fish Walk where the public can buy directly from the fishermen at the docks and over fifty vendors will be on hand selling gifts, art, clothing, books and more plus food and drinks. Rogue Brewery will have a Beer & Spirits Garden plus the Wild Seafood Cooking School will give lessons on cooking seafood and offering samples.