Swine and Stein Oktoberfest 2014

Tickets Available at Gate – $15

Online Tickets Sales have ended. All Advance Discount Tickets Are Sold Out.

Sat, Oct. 11th 11:30a-6:30p

Please Thank our Generous Sponsors for the 2014 Swine and Stein Oktoberfest:

Pine State Beverage logoWCLZ

CNB_logo_Stacked_Tagline_Blue Reny'sThe Depot Pub 2

Johnson Hall New WebMainiac Brewing CompanyWestonsElliot Office Products


A limited number of $10 PreSale Tickets are available at these local businesses:

  • The Depot Sports Pub SOLD OUT!!
  • Mainiac Brewing SOLD OUT!!
  • Renys SOLD OUT!!
  • Johnson Hall SOLD OUT!!
  • Camden National Bank SOLD OUT!!
  • Elliot Office Products, Farmingdale SOLD OUT!
  • Vintage Wine Bar SOLD OUT!
  • Weston’s Meat Market, West Gardiner SOLD OUT!

The first 1,000 people through the gates will receive a complimentary souvenir taster glass. Children under 21 get free admission with paying adult. No one under 21 allowed without a parent.  Admission ticket includes three 5 oz. tasters or one 16 oz. beer.

2014 S&S Rack Card

Music Lineup:

11:30-12:30  Monique Barrett and Sorcha

12:45-1:45  Oktoberfest German Band

2:00 -3:30   Gunther Brown

3:45-5:15   The Jason Spooner Band

5:30-6:30   The Spare Parts Band

Ride in the pig, and roll out the barrel – it’s Swine and Stein time.  On October 11th, 2014, Water Street in Historic Gardiner will be transformed as Gardiner Main Street produces its version of a traditional Oktoberfest.  Our 5th annual event promises an oompah band as well as yummy farm-to-table pork and other creative culinary dishes, a wide selection of Maine craft beers, and entertainment from hand-picked Maine musicians.

The festivities begin at 11:30am and run through 6:30pm.   A number of popular restaurants and street vendors from across the state will be teaming up to serve an array of pork-driven dishes, including succulent pulled pork and sausages of all sorts.   Get your pig on bread, plate, or stick, but make sure you get some because this event can satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

In addition to beer, pork, and music, there will be a number of ongoing activities, including a chicken fling, frozen T-shirt race, and the 3rd annual Maine rock, paper, scissors championship.  This family-friendly event offers pumpkin carving and other children’s activities.  Expect entertainment for all ages, music of all types while re-acquainting yourself with businesses throughout our historic Downtown.  This is a great opportunity to take in some of the best that Maine culture has to offer.

As on official event of Maine Craft Weekend, several local makers will demonstrate their craft, creating a one-of-a-kind “open studio” on the street.

This event is a perfect celebration as we embrace the beautiful autumn season in Gardiner.  “Swine and Stein is one of our premier events showcasing our beautiful downtown.   The atmosphere of this event is appropriate for folks of all ages who want to get out and enjoy local food, music, art, and beer in a one-of-a-kind setting” states Patrick Wright, Executive Director of the Gardiner Main Street Program.

On the day of the event, tickets will be $15 with beer tasting, $10 with no beer.  Tickets are available at the gate. The first 1000 people through the gates on the day of the event will receive a complimentary souvenir taster glass.  No one under 21 years of age admitted without a parent.  Children are admitted at no charge.

This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE!

Our eclectic mix of Downtown Businesses will be open during this event, so be sure to visit them all.  Parking will be available at various locations throughout Downtown.

Beer Lineup:

Peak Hop Harvest
Shipyard Pumpkinhead
Hidden Cove Pale Ale
Bar Harbor Blueberry
Ricker Hill Orchard
Allagash Black
Allagash White
Funky Bow IPA
Sebago Local Harvest
Geary’s Autumn
Baxter Hayride Fall
Grittys Halloween