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Swine and Stein Brewfest to transform Gardiner into open air beer garden

Event organizer: Melissa Lindley
Event Date & Time: October 12, 2019 12:30 pm until October 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Gardiner Main Street | Contributed
Gardiner Main Street | Contributed

GARDINER — The 10th Annual Swine & Stein Brewfest will be held 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 280 Water St. The event brings 20+ local Maine breweries, distilleries and wineries showcasing their own favorite brews and blends and pouring them direct to you for all-day sampling.  Water Street in historic downtown Gardiner transforms into an open air beer garden. A trifecta of beverage, food, and music, this event showcases the diversity and quality of Maine craft beverages.

In celebration of local Maine agriculture, restaurants and local food vendors from Gardiner and across the state will serve up a variety of delicious culinary dishes featuring local pork and other creative cuisine.

Maine bands entertain throughout the day, and an array of unconventional games and activities encourage mingling and merriment.

With Music From: Pete Kilpatrick Band, Emilia DahlinCalypso Soldiers

  • An exclusive VIP hour will be 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., with specialty brews available exclusively during this private tasting hour. VIP tickets are $50 in advance/ $55 at the event.
  • General Admission begins at 12:30 p.m., with tickets $30 in advance/$35 at the event.
  • Thanks to our designated driver sponsor, State Farm Insurance, the non-drinking ticket price is just $5.
  • Children under 21 are free with parent. No one under 21 admitted without an adult.

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 limited number of reduced-price tickets ($5 off) are available to purchase at several locations in downtown Gardiner, while supplies last.  For more details, see gardinermainstreet.org.