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2019 Seafood Festival

Join us this weekend for the 29th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, named one of the ‘10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast’ by Coastal Living Magazine! Join us for a weekend filled with flavorful local food, live music, and h and-crafted drinks right along the lively Newport waterfront.

What’s on the Menu

Check out who you can expect to see at this year’s Seafood Festival and what’s on the menu! 

Matunuck Oyster Bar

  • Oysters 
  • Clams
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster Rolls


  • Stuffed Quahog 
  • Mussels
  • Lobster French Onion Soup

Binge BBQ

  • Smoked Beef Brisket 
  • Fried Oyster Po’boy 
  • Saffron Seafood Soup
  • New Engl and Clam Chowda
  • Crab Beignets
  • Lobsta Mac & Cheese Croquettes

Seafood Hut

  • Fish & Chips 
  • Fried Shrimp 
  • Fried Clams 
  • Fried Clam Strips 
  • Friend Scallops 
  • Clam Cakes
  • Chowder

Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

  • Seafood Newberg Tater Tots 
  • Pumpkin & Lobster Bisque 


  • Fish Tacos 
  • Chicken Tacos 
  • Shrimp & Butternut Rangoon 
  • Chips Salsa & Guacamole 
  • Mexican Hot Dog

Salt Pond Oysters

  • Oysters 
  • Clams 
  • Fish Tacos 
  • Lobster Grilled Cheese
  • Sea Scallop Roll

22 Bowen’s 

  • Clam Chowder 
  • Seafood Salad Sliders 

Behan Family Farm

  • Oysters 
  • Clams 
  • Coconut Shrimp 
  • Crabcakes  

Sprinkles Ice Cream

  • Pumpkin Ice Cream 
  • Hot Dogs 
  • Hot & Cold Coffees 

Mooseman’s Kettle Corn

  • Kettle Corn 

Sweet B’s Donuts

  • Donuts 

Just Dogs

  • Italian Sausage 
  • Short Cake 


Salt Pond Oysters

Newport Lobster Shack 


Oliver Hazard Perry

and more!



Cocktail Menu

Live Music 

As you savor fresh dishes, sit back and enjoy the beats from area b ands. Live folk, surf rock, Caribbean and blues music are just a taste of what you’ll hear. Bring your dancing shoes, because these b ands promise to get your feet moving! 

Saturday October 19, 2019 

  • 11am-1pm: Cee Cee & the Riders  
  • 1pm-3pm: The Teledynes 
  • 3pm-6pm: CBD 

Sunday October 20, 2019 

  • 11am-1pm: The 40 
  • 1pm-3pm: The Z Boys 
  • 3pm-5pm: The Copacetics



Don’t forget to tag us with: #BowensSeafoodFestival, #NewportSeafoodFestival


Jamestown Ferry 

There are plenty of food and cocktails to be enjoyed throughout the weekend, so we encourage all of our attendees to take advantage of various transportation options available to avoid drinking and driving. The Jamestown Newport Ferry will be running Saturday and Sunday, visit their website to get your tickets!


The Nature Conservancy of RI 

While at the Seafood Festival, check in with the Nature Conservancy of RI while you’re here: they’re helping us all make sure that recyclables, compostable, shells, trash are all separated and heading to the best possible place for disposal. 


Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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