Annual Swine and Stein

8th Annual Swine & Stein Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7th

11:30 am to 6:30 pm

Historic Downtown Gardiner



The 8th Annual Swine & Stein Oktoberfest is a trifecta of beer, food, and music. A beer tasting will showcase the incredible diversity and quality of Maine craft beers.

Food vendors from Gardiner and across the state will serve up a variety of interesting culinary dishes featuring local pork along with other quality menu items. Adding to the festivities, a line-up of favorite and emerging Maine bands will entertain throughout the day. A unique array of games and activities, with prizes will encourage mingling and general merriment. Don’t miss out on this outdoor, urban brew fest in the setting of one of Maine’s most charming main streets!

In addition to beer, pork, and music, there will be a number of ongoing activities, frozen T-shirt race, and the 6th annual Maine rock, paper, scissors championship. The Annual Gardiner Beard & Mustache Competition will also be returning for its 4th year.

This family-friendly event offers all day activities for kids including a petting zoo and other children’s activities. Expect entertainment for all ages, music of all types while re-acquainting yourself with businesses throughout our historic Downtown.

Early Bird Tickets sold out!
Tickets NOW available for Advanced Tickets-General Admission & VIP Exclusive Access tickets….VIP tickets are limited to 100 and SOLD OUT LAST YEAR. Get yours while you can, once VIP tickets are gone, they’re gone!

Swine & Stein Tickets 

On the day of the event, tickets will be $20 and include three 5 oz tastings, $10 for “dry” designated drivers. Complimentary water and soda is available for designated drivers. Additional beer and food is available for purchase separately. The first 1,000 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.  Swine and Stein is a fundraiser to benefit Gardiner Main Street’s charitable mission.  To learn more, click here.


We Need YOU to Volunteer! Grab your volunteer shift here and get ready to have a good time with friends and folks throughout Maine who come together at this event. 

Any volunteer who signs up for at least a two hour shift will get free admission to Swine & Stein AND an awesome volunteer t-shirt AND an invitation to an awesome Thank You party a couple of weeks after the event (the party will include light food, drinks, music, and merriment). Share with your friends and come enjoy Oktoberfest with us!

Click here to sign up! YES, Volunteer for Swine & Stein



2017 Swine & Stein

Music acts include Oktoberfest German Band, Spare Parts Band, Duquette, The Jason Spooner Band, OC and the Offbeats


Also returning this year, festival goers will have the opportunity to learn about the art and craft of butchery. Leon Emery of Emery’s Meat and Produce will demonstrate how to turn a half pig into all of your favorite cuts. Come with your questions for this interactive discussion, and explore new cuts of pork, how they might be best prepared, and where exactly they come from.

See the fun from previous years, enjoy video below:

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors for The 8th Annual Swine & Stein