Swine and Stein Brewfest scheduled for Gardiner

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Swine and Stein Brewfest took place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 9 on Water Street in Gardiner. General admission starts at 1 p.m., or come early for the exclusive VIP tasting time at noon.
Gardiner Main Street is excited to return to a live Swine and Stein Brewfest event for 2021. After a pandemic hiatus, the beer festival takes to the streets of historic downtown Gardiner with all-day tasting of craft drinks, a range full of music, food vendors and entertainment.

Swine and Stein Brewfest, presented by Camden National Bank and Burke’s Roofing & Masonry, celebrates the diversity of craft beverage producers statewide. Samples from over 15 Maine breweries, wineries and distilleries will be available at an outdoor beer festival.

Event planners have partnered with Johnson Hall to create an exceptional musical lineup from Maine’s top emerging bands. The event kicks off with the Oktoberfest German Band, followed by Pat Colwell and Soul Sensations to get participants dancing in the streets and Ale House String Brand concludes the event. For every event ticket sold, Gardiner Main Street will donate $ 1 to support its fundraising campaign for a fully restored 400-seat theater. Construction on this exciting project begins in April 2022 and donations will be matched through Peter and Sandra Prescott and EJ Prescott Inc.

An array of local food trucks and restaurants will serve incredible varieties of pork, along with other creative dishes. The Blind Pig Tavern, hosts a roast pork, and they’ll be joined on the streets by Pinky D’s Poutine Factory, Smokey & Brines, Kabayan Philippine Foods, M & M’s Ice Cream, chewy pretzels from Ruby’s Place Bakery and more.

The original games will include favorites and new additions. For the seventh year, the men will groom, style and dress their facial hair in hopes of being named “Best in Show” in the Beard and Mustache contest. The intense Rock Paper Scissors, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and a Frozen t-shirt race will be joined by the new Pass The Pigs tournament.

Participants include: Bateau Brewing, Bath Ale Works, Baxter Brewing, Black Pug Brewing, Blank Canvas Brewery, Chadwicks Craft Spirits, Definitive Brewing Company, Flight Deck Brewing, Freedom’s Edge Cider, Jokers & Rogues Brewing, The Liberal Cup, Maniac Hard Cider , Outland Farm Brewery, Sheepscot Valley Brewing, Sebago Lake Distillery, Threshers Brewing, van der Brew, Waterville Brewing and more.

General admission tickets cost $ 40 until October 8 and $ 45 on the day of the event. Access the first hour of VIP tasting from noon to 1 p.m. for $ 50 until October 8 or $ 55 on the day of the event. Thanks to Driver Designated Sponsor Janet Slade State Farm Insurance, non-drink online and at the door tickets cost $ 10 and include unlimited soda and water. Children will be admitted free of charge, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Proceeds from the event support Gardiner Main Street’s mission to develop and maintain our historic downtown area while celebrating our unique cultural heritage.

For more information contact Melissa Lindley at [email protected] or 207-582-3100 or visit gardinermainstreet.org.

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