Swine & Stein Brewfest in Gardiner, Maine



Live Bands on Stage • Fun & Unusual Games • Specials From Local Businesses

Inside The Brewfest:

Live Bands On Stage

Old school Jump and Swing combo whose musical style draws heavily from Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans blues music of the 1950s, as well as the modern West Coast style of today.

A unique blend of roots music includes folk, rock, blues, country, Cajun, and soul.

High energy and punk rock sound that been influenced by a range of other artists including Alicia Keys, Joan Jett, Green Day

Games & Competitions

This event takes place 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?

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.

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.

Stop by all day long at the games area in the post office parking lot near the stage to try your luck at a game of giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Pass The Pigs.

Vendors & Sponsors


Our VIP Sponsor will be set up in the middle of the event to educate you on the benefits of using cannabis. The Wellness Connection is focused on the experience, inspired by community and rooted in quality. Stop by their tent to learn more.

The Wellness Connection is in the historic train station at  31 Maine Ave, and also has locations in South Portland, Portland and Brewer. 


Our designated driver sponsor, Janet Slade State Farm Insurance will be providing giveaways and passing out free water and soda to non-drinking ticket holders. Stop by the large tent near the main entrance to check it out 


Brewfest sponsor Hashtag Leatherworks proudly creates handmade leather goods made in Maine. Totes, Bags, Belts, Wallets, Valet Trays, Laptop Sleeves, and More! Each handmade leather product is created individually out of their home shop in Central Maine. Stop by their booth located in the middle of the event to check out their products for sale. 

Learn more at hashtagleatherworks.com


Stop by Mainely Paracord’s tent to buy add a handle to your sampler glass – avoid accidental drops, and keep your hands from getting cold. They will have other product for sale too. 

Swine & Stein Brewfest Cheers with Taster Glasses


Pick out your one of a kind, and totally unique cowboy hat made from beer boxes, soda boxes, and other popular brands. Nothing says you’re ready for a good time like a big, unique cowboy hat! Stop by Linda’s booth near the stage to check them out. 


Jeremy from Gardiner Hardware will be showcasing his one of a kind creations made from vintage hardware pieces. Also located in downtown Gardiner at 251 Water Street. 


​Stop by their booth to learn more about a new business coming soon to downtown Gardiner:  Naturally Leavened Breads and Small Press Books. They plan to open next month at 347 Water Street. More info at stonebrokebreadandbooks.com


Support a local cause with the purchase of a sweet treat or raffle tickets.

Downtown Specials & Events:


Hungry? Click here to explore where you can grab a bite downtown​


Bring something back with you! Click here to heck out our downtown shops​

Store Specials


243 Water Street: Medicinal Cannabis 

Swine & Stein Specials:

  • $100 OZ’s available
  • ALL THC drinks will be 15% off for the day

Find them on Facebook


259 Water Street: Antiques, Cigars & More

Cheers and a Big Welcome to Swine and Stein attendees from 1 Brunswick Trading!

In Store Specials with 10% off on Vintage, Antiques and Tatuaje Swag.

Feel free to visit us at the stairwell, door under the black awning for a warm up. Open 10am – 5pm. Find them on Facebook


225 Water Street: Gallery & Studio

See Maine art and meet the local artists at Costell & Costell Gallery, open 12-5pm



263 Water Street: Arts, Crafts and Gifts.

Beer lollipops, beer brittle, ceramic beer mugs, cozy items to keep you warm, and a whole lot more Water Street: Gallery & Studio. Find them on Facebook.