Swine & Stein Brewfest in Gardiner, Maine


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with admission?

Drinking tickets (either VIP early admission or general admission) includes a complimentary tasting glass, for unlimited samples from 20+ breweries, wineries and distilleries. Every ticket includes entrance to the beer garden in the street with live music, entertainment and food vendors. Designated drivers also receive complimentary water and soda.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All Photo IDs will be checked at the entrance. Children under 18 are admitted for free and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Ages 18-21 may purchase a designated driver ticket for admission.

Is food included with my admission?

Admission includes entry to the beer garden in the street. Several food vendors and local restaurants will be set up inside the beer garden for a wide variety of food options and price ranges. Event tickets do not include food. 

Will the event be canceled if it rains?

The Brewfest is rain or shine. Vendors will each have their own tents to pour samples from and additional tents will be set up in the beer garden.

What is the address of the event?

The brewfest takes over one block section of downtown Water Street in Gardiner, Maine and is closed off to vehicle traffic for the day. For GPS purposes, the event area begins in front of the Gardiner Post Office, 348 Water Street, Gardiner, ME

Where can I park?

Public parking will be available at Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church Street (and also the library parking is part of that lot), behind the downtown buildings on Arcade Street, and at the Waterfront Park. Area street parking and other lots are available. View our parking map on Google Maps.

Are dogs allowed inside the event?

We recommend you keep your four-legged friends at home – they’ll likely be happier there. With 1,200+ attendees and live music, the gated beer garden can get congested in some spots with loud noises. Service animals are always welcomed.  

How can I contact the organizer with other questions?

Contact Gardiner Main Street at info@swineandsteinbrewfest.com or 207-582-3100. Or fill out our comment form on this website.

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