Greater Gardiner River Festival

Saturday, June 17, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park

2017 Brought to you by:

US CELL of Gardiner

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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!   

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Friday, June 16th, Day Before Event: *UPDATE Friday, June 16th: due to inclement weather, the Fireworks for tonight has been cancelled. 

Live music performance by The Bob Jrs has been moved to Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street. Show starts at 7pm. 

Johnson Hall’s FREE Waterfront Summer Concert Series Kickoff show, 7:30pm-8:30pm: featuring The Bob JRS!
Then at 9pm: Pyro City Fireworks!

Saturday, June 17th – 9am to 9:30pm

Headliners
Food & Novelty Vendors, ALL DAY
16th Annual Arts & Craft Fair on Water Street Downtown Gardiner, 10AM-4PM
Community Organization Showcase at the Waterfront Park 10am-4pm
*Blacksmith Demo w/ Rob Stevens & Zach Lee, Waterfront Park, 10AM-4PM
Free Boat Rides w/ Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Watefront Park, 11AM-4PM
“Colby Woodsmen” by Lapointe Lumber, Waterfront Park, 12PM-1PM & 2PM-3PM
Kennebec Savings Bank Talent Show, Waterfront Park Stage, 7:45PM-9PM
Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks, 9-9:30pm, Waterfront Park, 582-3100

Starts at 8AM
Women of Christ Church Festival Pancake Breakfast ($), 8AM-10AM, 1 Dresden Ave
Women of Christ Church Lawn Sale, 1 Dresden Ave, 8AM-1PM
Boys and Girls Club Lawn Sale, 14 Pray Street, 8AM-12PM

Starts at 9AM
Yoga on the Boardwalk w/ Kim Nixon, Waterfront Boardwalk, 9AM-10AM *bring own mat*
Robot Driving Demos With The Gardiner Robotics Club, Waterfront Park, 9AM-2PM
Cribbage, Card Games, and *Fringo with the Oldies But Goodies, Waterfront Park, 9AM-2pm
Gardiner Library Book Sale, Public Library, 152 Water St, 9AM-4PM

Starts at 10AM
Create Alewife Peace Flags with Upstream, Waterfront Park, 10AM-2PM
Kids Games & Activities w/ the Gardiner Food Co-op, Waterfront Park, 10AM-2PM
Bubble Wand Crafts w/ the Children’s Discovery Museum, Waterfront Park, 10AM-2PM
*Blacksmith Demo w/ Rob Stevens & Zach Lee, Waterfront Park, 10AM-4PM
Face Painting & Bead Table w/ Grace Community Church, Waterfront Park, 10AM-2PM
Story Walks & Nature Hunt w/ Literacy Volunteers of America – Augusta, Waterfront Park, 10AM-3PM
Free Ice Cream by Darling’s Ice Cream Truck, 11:30AM-1:30Pm, *donations to benefit Literacy Volunteers
Body Map Game with Simple Medicine, Waterfront Park, 10AM-3PM
Disc Golf Demos with Augusta Disc Golf, Waterfront Park, 10AM-4PM
Art Crafts Paint Rocks & T-shirts with Crafty Maine Girl, Water Street, 10AM-4pm
Hockey Shooting Activity with the Skating Association of Maine, Waterfront Park, 10AM-4PM
LulaRoe with Brittany at Double Tee Photography, Water St, 10AM-2PM
LulaRoe with Jessica at Ampersand Dance Studio, Water St, 10AM-4PM

Starts at 11AM
Ampersand Performance, Johnson Mini Park, 11AM-11:45AM
Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park Stage, 11AM-12PM
Giant Lawn Twister Games w/ Gardiner FCU, Waterfront Park, 11AM-3PM
Fairy Village, Waterfront Park, 11AM-3PM
Pioneer Games & Family History Booth w/ Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, Waterfront Park 11AM-3PM
Interactive Kids Activity Table w/ Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Watefront Park, 11AM-4PM
Free Boat Rides w/ Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, Watefront Park, 11AM-4PM, *boat rides registration starts at 10:30am at the FOCW table*

Starts at 12pm
“Colby Woodsmen” by Lapointe Lumber, Waterfront Park, 12PM-1PM
Free Try a Kayak w/ Seaspray Kayaking, Waterfront Park, 12PM-4PM
GMS Kids Activity and Crafts Table, GMS Parking Lot, 149 Water St, 12PM-4PM
Find Your Own Gems with Enchantmentz, 12PM-4PM
Balloon Animals, Johnson Mini Park & Waterfront Park, 12PM-4PM

Starts at 1pm
LIVE MUSIC: The Little Pat Colwel Band, 1PM-2:30PM
Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, 1PM-2PM

Starts 2pm and through 9:30pm
“Colby Woodsmen” by Lapointe Lumber, Waterfront Park, 2PM-3PM
Josh Landry’s Live Chainsaw Show, Waterfront Park Stage, 3PM-4PM
LIVE MUSIC: The Spare Parts Band, Waterfront Park Stage, 3PM-4:30PM
Emery’s Greater Gardiner Grill-Off, Waterfront Park Stage, 5PM-6:30PM
LIVE MUSIC: The Ale House String Band, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Kennebec Savings Bank Talent Show, Waterfront Park Stage, 7:45PM-9PM
Gardiner Federal Credit Union’s Fireworks, 9PM-9:30PM

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*Schedule is subject to change, please check back often for up-to-date information*  Events with * indicate weather permitting

 

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:  

 

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APPLICATIONS

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 & Novelty vendors, click here: Vendors Application GGRF 2017.

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