Monkitree is hosting a show featuring Maine wood turners Dennis Curtis, Lanny Dean and Glen Glazier plus wood carvers Sally Abrahamson and Jonathan Leach.
Explore historic downtown Gardiner and discover Central Maine’s vibrant craft scene! This year the weekend coincides with Gardiner Main Street’s annual “Swine and Stein Brewfest” on Saturday, October 7. Sample a variety of Maine’s craft beverages while enjoying live music.
Stop in to Monkitree for a woodturning demonstration, and explore our downtown stores and event vendors featuring work by local craft makers. Located just 3.5 miles from the Center for Maine Craft, downtown Gardiner offers great dining, shopping, and a beautiful waterfront park along the Kennebec.
Woodcarvers from the Greater New England Area and beyond participate in the 2023 Show with carvings that are judged and receive awards according to the carving level and quality. Theawards will be given at 3 PM. There will be carving classes to take and demonstrations to watch. Carving vendors will be there including tools that can be purchased and the carvings are displayed for viewing until about 4 pm. Food is available for purchase at the Lions Club.
All-day sampling of beers, wines and spirits. Epic bands. Food trucks. Quirky games. All in Gardiner’s historic downtown!
Gardiner’s Swine & Stein Brewfest features all day samples from some of Maine’s best breweries, wineries and distilleries in an open air beer garden along historic downtown Water Street. Organized by Gardiner Main Street, this annual fall beer festival also includes a full line up of great music, tasty food vendors, fun games and activities all day long.
ALL DAY SAMPLING
From barrel aged beers to award winning rum, you’ll enjoy brews and blends not always found at the store, for a true handcrafted, small batch experience. To tantalize all taste buds, hard cider, wine and craft spirits will also be on tap. Enjoy local favorites like Bateau Brewing, and Chadwick's Craft Spirits, as well as established and emerging brewers from across the state – as they pour their best brews. Taste the day away with all day sampling – no beer tickets needed!
A PARTY IN THE STREET
We’re partnering with Johnson Hall to create an outstanding music lineup of Maine’s best and emerging bands.
Crowd pleasing quirky games will include favorites and new additions. For the 8th year, participants will groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show” in the crowd favorite Beard and Mustache Competition.
The intense Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and a Frozen T-shirt Race and a Pass The Pigs tournament!
DON’T FORGET THE PORK!
An array of food trucks and local restaurants will be serving up incredible pork varieties, along with other creative dishes to tantalize your taste buds.
Proceeds from Swine and Stein Brewfest support Gardiner Main Street’s mission to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage.
Event is Rain or Shine
Tickets are available online at: https://swineandsteinbrewfest.com/tickets/ and at the following Downtown Gardiner businesses-
Bateau Brewing, Table Bar, Monkitree, Stone Broke Bread & Books, Goldfinch Creamery, Lisa's Legit Burritos and The Blind Pig Tavern. When you purchase tickets at one of these locations you will save $5 off the online price.
Gardiner wood turner, Glen Glazier will share his passion for wood turning while demonstrating techniques of turning small bowls, pens and handles.
Glen will be located inside the Swine and Stein event, in front of Monkitree. A percentage of his sales will go to Maine Veteran Woodturners.
Demos are scheduled for 12, 2 and 3pm.
Let's celebrate Fall! For this class you'll be painting three barn board pumpkins. We'll supply all the materials required, you will add your own spice, creating pieces to decorate your home with or give as a gift. Space is limited. Light refreshments offered, BYOB event. Please follow most up to date CDC guidelines.