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Swine & Stein Brewfest

Over 20 of Maine’s best breweries, distilleries and winers offering up samples of their best brews and blends. Live band and entertainment throughout the day. Food vendors and local restaurants serving up delicious pork options and other fine dishes. And the 6th annual beard and mustache competition! You won’t want to miss Gardiner most popular event of the year: Saturday, October 12th, 11:30am to 5:30pm.


See the power of Main Street's potential: to revive local economies, bring communities together, and forge the future for cities and towns across the country.


It began with a vision

...a revitalized downtown Gardiner, throbbing with life, teeming with art and innovation, aglow with carefully preserved historic architecture, activity, and commerce. Over the past decade, that vision has blossomed into a wonderful reality. LEARN MORE




The official tourism website of the City of Gardiner. Gardiner is an unspoiled, authentic New England community with a historic downtown located within an hour of Maine’s famous midcoast region and just a 45 minute drive from Portland.  From art and music festivals to our famous Swine & Stein Octoberfest,  you'll experience Maine’s best kept secret in Gardiner!


Relocate your business or start the one you've always dreamed of.  Centrally located in the heart of Maine and at the confluence of I-95 and I-295, the city of Gardiner offers history, convenience, and a wealth of shopping and outdoor activities to visitors seeking arts and entertainment, scenic recreational trails, a waterfront park and boat launch on the tidal Kennebec River.  


The official website of the City of Gardiner, where you will find more forms than you were looking for. From dog tags to the live stream of City Council meetings, the City of Gardiner website is your official city hub. Sign up for alerts, download forms, or rewatch your favorite council meeting - all in one convenient place. Whether you are a resident or relocating, click away!