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PLUS, tickets NOW available for Advance Purchase-General Admission & VIP Exclusive Access tickets! ….VIP tickets are limited to 100 and SOLD OUT LAST YEAR. Get Your Tickets today!

Swine & Stein tickets

We need VOLUNTEERS to help make this event a winning success. Last year we had over 100 volunteers from our community. Volunteer your time for 2 hours and you get free admission:

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We’re Changing What “Gardiner” Means

Welcome to Gardiner, Maine – a genuine American community where a charming and historic downtown frames a vibrant and eclectic entrepreneurial business culture.

Gardiner’s thriving downtown and historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a must-see stop for history lovers on their way to Acadia National Park or further “Downeast,” providing an inspiring glimpse into the golden industrial era in Maine.

Combine the living history of downtown Gardiner with our sparkling waterfront, distinctive eateries and unique shops, and you’ll see why our little city is such a completely wonderful place to visit and experience our rich and varied heritage… not to mention an ideal place to live and to do business.

Gardiner is right in the middle of everything, directly off Interstates 95 and 295, and not far from Maine’s glorious mid-coast – an advantageous central location with easy access to the bulk of Maine’s year-round population plus all points south to Boston and New York, north to Canada.

On this website you’ll find out all about our colorful community, our fascinating heritage tourism opportunities, our considerable economic advantages, and the spirit and people behind the Gardiner Main Street Program. Welcome!


 Gardiner Welcomes Five New Businesses!


 In the Newswe’re not bragging, we’re just proud!

 Camden National Bank Donates Gardiner Buildings

Maybe you caught wind of Gardiner Main Street’s exciting news – Camden National Bank has donated a block of historic buildings for redevelopment!  We’ve got a grand opportunity ahead of us, and we look forward to working with the community to realize the potential of these buildings, which date back to the late 1800’s.  Our plan is to migrate the Co-Lab Co-Working Space and the GMS office to this location by the end of November, and then push forward with plans to develop the rest of the space. Look for more details to come soon. Click here to learn more: Press Release


Gardiner Receives “Business Friendly Community” Designation

Click here to learn more: Business Friendly Gardiner 


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  • Farmers’ Market

    Gardiner Farmers’ Market every Wednesdays from 3pm-6:30 pm, at the Gardiner Commons adjacent to School Street.

  • FaceTime Social Networking

    Wednesday, September 6th, 5 to 7 pm, Hosted by: Oaklands Farm, 114 114 Oakland Farms Rd, Gardiner. Anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community is welcome! Gardiner Main Street conducts raffles at each event. This “after hours” event always takes place from 5 – 7 pm, folks typically drop in for as long or as short as they would like.

  • Barks in the Park

    Woof Woof! 8th Annual 2017 Barks in the Park Saturday, September 9th, at the Gardiner Waterfront Park. 10 am to 2 pm, Come join the Fun!