Swine & Stein Brewfest in Gardiner, Maine


A Party In The Street

With live bands performing all day, and unconventional games and contests, Swine & Stein Brewfest is an all-day event in downtown Gardiner, Maine.


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

Curiously fun events

an assortment of unconventional games and activities encourage mingling and merriment

8th Annual Beard & Mustache Competition

Judging takes place at the main stage at 3:30pm

For the eighth year, participants will groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show” in the Beard and Mustache Competition at Swine & Stein Brewfest. Participants should be at the stage at 3:15pm. We are going to keep it simple. The crowd will cheer for their favorites so bring your best beard and friends to cheer you on. Follow and share the beard contest on Facebook

Frozen T-Shirt Race

Event is in front of the main stage at 1:30pm

The game’s objective is simple—you must thaw out, unfold, and wear a frozen t-shirt. Even though this game might sound easy, it’s a challenge to complete. Who will be the first to put on a frosty shirt and take home the prize? This event takes place in front of the main stage at 1:30. 

Maine State Rock, Paper Scissors Championship

Preliminary Rounds: 3pm in Park Next to the Blind Pig Tavern

Finals: 3:30pm In Front of the Stage

The unofficially official state championships for Rock, Paper, Scissors. Sign up for your spot on the bracket for your chance to be crowned the state (or at least the Brewfest) champion at the event info tent near the main gate. Preliminary rounds will being at 3pm in the park next to the Blind Pig Tavern. And then the finalists go head-to-head in front of the stage at 3:45pm after the Beard and Mustache Competition. 

Giant Jenga

Large Jenga sets made by Gardiner’s own Barn Boards and More will be set up in the brewfest games area.


You can’t have beer without corn hole! Games will be set up in different areas of the beer garden. 

Pass The Pigs

We’ve got the big pigs for this fun play on a dice game. Several sets and scoring sheets will be set up in tables in the gaming area of the brewfest.