Greater Gardiner River Festival

Saturday, June 20, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park



A kickoff to the Kennebec Valley’s “Whatever Family Festival”, highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, a waterfront talent show and Fireworks!

If your group or business would like to be a part of the event, download the GGRF-Waterfront-vendor-form-2015

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 2015

14th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

The Gardiner Arts and Crafts Festival is a quality show of original Maine made works. Water Street is closed to traffic and the street is filled with festival goers. If you are an artist or crafts person interested in participating, here is the link to the application:Art & Crafts Application 2015

NEW THIS YEAR: The Whatever Land “Race”

As part of our goal to help history meet the present here in Gardiner, Maine, we are paying homage to the Whatever Race, and various other events that have taken place on the Kennebec and in Downtown Gardiner across the years. Meet the Whatever Land “Race”…more of a promenade of kinetic sculpture and wacky costume. Absolutely everyone is invited to create a human-powered work of art and join in the festive creativity! We will be offering two workshops for both the basic how-to and some materials swapping. Join the group, spread the word and let your imagination soar!

Download the Whatever Land Race Entry Packet

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Whatever Land “Race” Workshop: May 2nd, 3pm, Spin Off Studio 405 Water St., Gardiner

Are you excited by the idea of a kinetic sculpture event but not sure how to participate yourself? Here’s the solution. We will provide you with some know-how and how-to at this introductory workshop at SpinOff Studio. Bring your design ideas, and your creativity!

 Talent Show

2015 Talent Show Application

2015 talent show posterThe Greater Gardiner River Festival Is Made Possible With Support From:

Norm's Seafood & Chix sign

American Legion Smith Wiley Post 4

Burt’s Security Center

Candle In The Window Country and Primitive Decor