Swine & Stein Brewfest

Beer Festival In The Streets of Historic Downtown Gardiner


Save the Date - Swine and Stein Brewfest: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Calling Maine breweries, wineries and distilleries!

Brewer Applications Now Open

Join us for Swine & Stein on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Held in the streets of our historic downtown,  Gardiner's most popular event of the year includes live music, local food vendors, fun games & activities and more! Our 2021 had over 1,100 attendees. 

This is a paid beer garden event with unlimited tastings included with admission. Brewers will be paid for their product by Gardiner Main Street. 

Space is limited, so please register early!

Join us for an outdoor, urban beer festival in one of Maine's most charming main streets! 

All-day sampling of beers, wines and spirits. Succulent pork. Epic bands. Quirky games.
All in Gardiner’s historic downtown!

Gardiner’s Swine & Stein Brewfest features all day samples from some of Maine’s best breweries, wineries and distilleries in an open air beer garden along historic downtown Water Street. Organized by Gardiner Main Street, this annual fall beer festival also includes a full line up of great music, tasty food vendors, fun games and activities all day long.


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 and craft spirits will also be on tap. Enjoy local favorites like Bateau Brewing, and Sebago Lake Distillery, as well as established and emerging 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.


We’re partnering with Johnson Hall to create an outstanding music lineup of Maine’s best and emerging bands. 

Crowd pleasing quirky games will include favorites and new additions. For the 8th year, men will groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show” in the crowd favorite Beard and Mustache Competition.

The intense Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Corn HoleGiant Jenga and a Frozen T-shirt Race are joined by newcomer Pass The Pigs tournament!


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.

Save the date for Gardiner’s best event of the year – Saturday, October 8th, 2022!

All-inclusive tasting ticket sales will launch in August. 

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.

Event is Rain or Shine

A Downtown Celebration!

Our restaurants and merchants will join in the fun by offering out special menus, events and sales during the event. You can also explore dining and shopping options in our downtown.

2021 Event Brewer Lineup

What's on tap?

Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors:

Swine & Stein Brewfest is Presented By:


Designated Driver Sponsor:

Swine Sponsor:

Band Sponsors:

With Additional Support From: