Greater Gardiner River Festival

Saturday, June 17, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park

*for vendor applications, please scroll to the bottom of the page*



Are you an area business that would like to sponsor the event?  Find out how much we love our sponsors here: Sponsorship Value Proposition – GGRF 2017


2016 Brought to you by:

US CELL of Gardiner


A kickoff to the Kennebec Valley’s “Whatever Family Festival”, highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, live music, active outdoor “field day” events for all ages, and the Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks!

Friday, June 16, Day Before Event:

Free Waterfront Concert: Waterfront Park, 7:30PM-9PM

Saturday, June 17th
Happening At Waterfront Park  *To give you an idea of the fun activities, this is last year’s listing of all day activities! We are currently working on a full schedule of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Like and follow us on Facebook to get updates*

2016 Schedule

Food & Novelty Vendors, ALL DAY
Robot Driving Demos With The Gardiner Robotics Club, 9AM-2PM
Fish Printmaking With Upstream, 9AM-1PM

Zumba on the Boardwalk With Curves, 10AM-10:30PM
Corn Hole Games With The Farmers Market, 10AM-2PM
Giant Jenga Games With The Gardiner Center For Stress Management, 10AM-2PM
Kids Games And Prizes With The Gardiner Food Co-op, 10AM-2PM
Photos & Fun With Subman from Gardiner Subway, 10AM-2PM
Community Organization Showcase, 10AM-4PM
Disc Golf Demos with Augusta Disc Golf, 10AM-4PM
Hockey Shooting Activity with The Ice Vault, 10AM-4PM

Live Music: The Spare Parts Band, 11AM-12:30PM
Yoga Classes With Zardus Art Of Massage, 11AM-12:30 PM
Giant Lawn Twister With Gardiner Federal Credit Union, 11AM-3PM
Fairy House Workshop Building Activity, 11AM-3PM
Story Walk/Nature Hunt With Augusta Literacy Volunteers, 11AM-3PM
Bubble Activity Station With Childrens Discovery Museum, 11AM-3PM

Free Paddleboard & Kayak Demos With Seaspray Kayaking, 12PM-4PM
Gardiner/Hallowell Water Taxi, $5, Limited Availability, 12PM-5PM
Belly Dancing Class With Zardus Art Of Massage, 12:30PM-2PM

Live Music: The Whitefields, 1PM-2:30PM
Clay Sturgeon Interactive Art Project, 1PM-5PM
Face Painting With Gardiner Subway, 1:30PM-4PM

Music Together Workshop With Zardus Art of Massage, 2PM-3PM
Gardiner Fire Department Ladder Truck Demo, 2PM-4PM
July 4th Crafts, with Community Health & Counseling Services, 2PM-6PM

Live Music: The Sump Pumps, 3PM-4:30PM
Community Drum Circle, 3PM-5PM
Hula Hooping Activities, 3PM-5PM

Live Music: The Little Pat Colwell Band, 5PM-6:30PM
Johnson Hall’s Early Evening Variety Show, 7PM-8:45PM
Gardiner Federal Credit Union’s Fireworks, 9PM-9:30PM

Happening On Water Street

Book Sale at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St, 9AM-3PM
15th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, All Along Water St, 10AM- 4PM: 
40 Quality Maine Artists, Artisans & Specialty Food Vendors
Caricature Artist ($) On Water St, 10AM-4PM
Ampersand Dance Performance in Johnson Park, 11AM-12PM
LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique at Ampersand, 293 Water St, 11AM-4PM
Upcycling Craft Activity at Lamb & Vine, 215 Water St, 11AM-1PM
Live Music: Nick Perry in Johnson Park, 12PM-1PM
2nd Annual Hot Sauce Challenge at Main E Market Etc, 310 Water St, 12PM
Denny Buster Challenge With Dennis’ Pizza On Water St, 12PM
Live Entertainment:Juggling Variety Show in Johnson Park, 1PM-2PM

Happening Around Gardiner

Pancake Breakfast at Christ Church ($), 1 Dresden Ave, 8AM-9:30AM
Yard Sale at Gardiner Boys & Girls Club, 14 Pray St, 8:30AM-12PM
Yard Sale at Christ Church, 1 Dresden Ave, 10AM-2PM
Baked Bean Supper ($), United Methodist Church, Highland Ave, 5PM-6PM


 The Greater Gardiner River Festival Is Made Possible With Support From:







Lapointe Lumber  GoslineGroup_1x2   Elliot Office Products   ideal-porta-potty


Candle in the Window Country and Primitive Decor

American Legion Smith Wiley Post 4

G & E Roofing

Burt’s Security Center

Subway of Gardiner

Country Fare, Inc.




Arts & Craft Fair Application: 2017GGRFCraftFairVendorapplication.

If your group or business would like to be a part of the event by hosting activities for our “field day” or by being a part of the Community Showcase, view the Organization Registration GGRF 2017.

Food vendors, click here: Vendors Application GGRF 2017.

Business vendors, click here: Small Business Vendors_application GGRF 2017.