Greater Gardiner River Festival

Saturday, June 20, All Day

Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park

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, 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

Connect with other interested in this event on Facebook.

Whatever Land “Race” Workshop: May 16th 1pm, Gardiner Public Library 152 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 the Gardiner Public Libraray with SpinOff Studio. Bring your design ideas, and your creativity!

 Talent Show

2015 Talent Show Application

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Full Schedule of Events:
Activity Location Start Time End Time
“Creating Gardiner” Film Screening Johnson Hall Friday 6/19 7PM
Festival Pancake Breakfast Christ Episcopal 8:00 AM 10:00 AM
Women of Christ Church Yard Sale Christ Episcopal 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Yard Sale B&G Club Gym 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Blessing of the Bikes, Fallen Rider Memorial Service, Best In Show Waterfront 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Live Music (TBA) Watefront Stage 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Community Organization Showcase Waterfront Park 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Kids Outside Arcade Waterfront Park 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Arts & Crafts Fair Water St. 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Gardiner Farmer’s Market Booth Water Street 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Gardiner Robotics Club (Iron Tigers) Demo Water St. 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Food/Novelty Vendors Waterfront Park 10:00 AM 10:00 PM
Martial Arts Demo – United Martial Arts Water St. 10:00 AM 10:45 AM
Bounce house & joust Waterfront Park 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
 Trivia  Waterfront Park  10:00 AM  8:00 PM
Anna & Elsa “Frozen” Princesses Johnson Park 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Ampersand Academy Dance Performance Johnson Park 11:00 AM 11:45 AM
Kids Art Projects Johnson Park 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Henna Artist Water St.
Paddleboard/Kayak Demos Waterfront 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Denny Buster Challenge Water St. 12:00 PM 12:30 PM
McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky Waterfront Park 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Free-Bingo Tent with prizes Waterfront Park 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Music & Entertainment Johnson Park 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Free Boat Rides on the Kennebec Waterfront 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Burns Bears Chainsaw Carving Waterfront Park 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
Robotics Club Demo Water Street 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Music & Entertainment Johnson Park 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Live Music (TBA) Waterfront Park Stage 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
Live Music – Veayo Twins Waterfront Park Stage 1:45 AM 3:15 AM
Ladder Truck Demo Waterfront 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Live Music- Rob Carlton Band Waterfront Park Stage 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Live Music – Lexi James Waterfront Park Stage 4:45 PM 6:15 PM
Pizza Box Speed Challenge Waterfront Park Stage 4:30 PM
Gardiner’s Best Pizza – People’s Choice Waterfront Park 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Whatever Land “Race” Water St & Waterfront 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
Talent Show Waterfront 6:30 PM 8:45 PM
Fireworks by Gardiner Federal Credit Union Waterfront 9:00 PM 9:30 PM


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

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