Great Inland Seafood Festival Returns to Newport on the Levee This Weekend

It's about to get fishy (or crustacean-y) this weekend: The Great Inland Seafood Festival is back, y'all.

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Folks chowing down on some lobster

If you didn't get enough riverfront food fest fun during Glier's Goettafest last weekend, don't fret. The Great Inland Seafood Festival will be be taking over Newport on the Levee's Festival Park this weekend (Aug. 12-15), bringing plenty of fresh seafood and seafood-infused creations, live music, drinks and shopping. 

The event will host a variety of food vendors including Captain's Seafood Market, BJ's, A Little Taste of Soul, Hammerheads Grill, Sweet Jazz Treats Bakery and Final Cut Steakhouse, plus a raw bar with oysters on the half shell, shrimp cocktail and crab. 

Vendors will be serving up traditional seafood bites like whole lobsters, beer-battered cod and varieties of fried shrimp, plus some extravagant concoctions like Asian spicy tuna tacos, Crabby Lobster Mac N Cheese and deep-fried salmon croquette balls. 

In addition to eats, the fest has a daily lineup of live music and will host The Artisan Market, where guests can shop from local arts and crafts vendors. 

Admission is free and open to the public. The Great Inland Seafood Festival runs from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 12-13, noon-11 p.m. Aug. 14 and noon-9 p.m. on Aug. 15. 

Follow the event on Facebook for more info/updates. 

Great Inland Seafood Festival, Riverboat Row, Newport. 

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