Swine & Stein Brewfest, Water Street, Gardiner, ME
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:30am-5:30pm
VIP Hour 11:30am-12:30pm
Setup begins at 8am
Gardiner Main Street is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Swine & Stein Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 12th, 2019. One day each year Water Street in historic downtown Gardiner transforms into an open air beer garden. For the 10th anniversary we are opening up the event to Maine craft brewers, wineries, and distillers for the first time. A trifecta of beverage, food, and music, this event showcases the diversity and quality of Maine craft beverages.
In celebration of local Maine agriculture, restaurants and local food vendors from Gardiner and across the state will serve a variety of delicious culinary dishes featuring local pork and other creative cuisine. Maine bands entertain throughout the day, and an array of unconventional games and activities encourage mingling and merriment.
Vendors will offer at least two different varieties of their product for sampling, providing at least (4) sixtels of beer
Vendors will provide own 10x10 tent
Vendors will provide their own cold plate and CO2
Vendors should provide own banner or signage
Vendors who wish to participate in the early VIP hour will provide an exclusive product available during the first hour of the event only to VIPs.
Gardiner Main Street (GMS) will provide:
$350 stipend for product
10x10 spaces with tables and chairs
Storage for product
Ice as needed
Licensing will be facilitated and the $20 fee will be paid for by GMS
Promotion of the event throughout central and southern Maine
Swine & Stein is Gardiner Main Street's largest fundraising event. Our non-profit organization relies on the proceeds from this event to help support our programming throughout the year.
To help support this fundraising effort we request that vendors donate 10% of merchandise sales made during the event to Gardiner Main Street. In addition we will be selling raffle tickets to do giveaways from the stage throughout the day. We would appreciate donations of merchandise that we can give away as part of this raffle.