Festival Details - "Swine & Stein Brewfest"...
Start: Saturday, October 8, 2022 12:00PM
End: Saturday, October 8, 2022 5:00PM
Swine and Stein Brewfest is Gardiner's most popular event of the year and includes all-day samples from 25+ of Maine’s best craft beverage producers. Taste the day away with craft beer, wine, spirits, hard cider and mead in an open air beer garden along historic downtown Water Street. Organized by Gardiner Main Street, this annual fall beer festival also features a full line up of great music, tasty food vendors, fun games and entertainment all day long.
ALL DAY SAMPLING
From barrel aged beers to award winning rum, you’ll enjoy brews and blends not always found at the store, for a true handcrafted, small batch experience. To tantalize all taste buds, hard cider, wine, craft spirits and mead will also be on tap. Enjoy local favorites as well as brewers from across the state as they pour their best brews. Taste the day away with all day sampling - no beer tickets needed! General admission begins at 1pm, or come early for the exclusive VIP tasting hour at 12pm.
Beer samples will be 4oz, spirits will be 0.5oz samples and wine will be 1.5 oz samples for responsible enjoyment throughout the event. A complimentary tasting glass is included with admission.
A PARTY IN THE STREET
We’re partnering with Johnson Hall to create a day filled with outstanding music lineup of Maine’s best and emerging bands.
Crowd pleasing quirky games will include favorites and new additions. The crowd favorite Beard and Mustache competition returns for its 8th year, as contestants groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show." Last year a schnauzer dog named Betty took that prize! Entertainment continues in the beer garden and on stage for the intense Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and a Frozen T-shirt Race and a Pass The Pigs tournament!
DON'T FORGET THE PORK!
An array of food trucks and local restaurants will be serving up incredible pork varieties, along with other creative dishes to tantalize your taste buds. The Blind Pig Tavern will host a pig roast and they’ll be joined on the street by Pinky D's Poutine Factory, Smokey & Brines, Bao & Beyond and more.
Purchase your all-inclusive tasting tickets today and support Gardiner Main Street’s annual fundraiser. General Admission tickets are $40 through October 8 and $45 the day of the event. Access the premier VIP tasting hour from 12 to 1pm for $50 through October 8 or $55 the day of the event. Non-drinking tickets online and at the gate are $10 and include unlimited soda and water.
Don’t miss out on this outdoor, urban brew fest in the setting of one of Maine’s most charming main streets!
Proceeds from Swine and Stein Brewfest support Gardiner Main Street's mission to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage
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