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Get it in Gardiner - All Year Long!

The Blind Pig Tavern - "Laugh Hard, Speak Easy"

The Blind Pig Tavern at 266 Water Street in downtown Gardiner has quickly become a popular spot to dine and have a night out with friends and family. They have a large menu of signature cocktails, unique dishes (like the Boss Hog PB&J burger!) and house made desserts that will please your palate. Opened in November of 2019 The Blind Pig began as a small dining establishment and has since expanded into a much larger space that was remodeled to seat many more people and provide a relaxing atmosphere to sit and enjoy a meal.

Not only is the food and drink delicious but they also have weekly events that have become a staple of Gardiner's night life! Tuesday nights are for Trivia & Tacos, karaoke on Wednesday nights, and they have live music on Sunday afternoons. On Friday and Saturday they have dining until 11pm and a Sunday brunch menu every week from 10am-2pm.

Owners Brandi and Roland Kennerson continue to work hard at growing their business and believe in investing in Gardiner. They recently purchased the building The Blind Pig is located in, and plans are underway to create an event space on the third floor! More information will be available soon about this exciting development.

The next time you are making plans to dine out or gather with friends make a trip to The Blind Pig Tavern! View their new summer menu on Facebook: or call 207-592-0776 for more information.

Open Tuesday - Sunday:

  • Tuesday: 11am-9pm / Trivia 7-9pm & Tacos all day!
  • Wednesday: 11am-9pm / Karaoke 6-9pm
  • Thursday: 11am-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm with late-night dining
  • Sunday: 10am-9pm with brunch 10-2 & live music 2-5pm (Closed this Sunday, 4/17 for Easter)
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Sign Up Now To Help: Day of Caring, April 23
#CleanUpTheCobb & Celebrate Earth Day

Help make a difference in your community! Join Upstream, Gardiner Main Street, Gardiner Boys and Girls Club, Gardiner Rotary, Friends of Cobbossee Watershed, Kennebec Valley Trout Unlimited, Kennebec Land Trust and many other civic groups in celebration of Earth Day and Day of Caring by picking up trash in our beautiful watershed! To celebrate your hard work EJP is hosting a free BBQ at the Boys & Girls Club from 11-12. 

Just an hour or two picking makes all the difference - last year close to 700 pounds were removed from our stream and watershed by 31 volunteers! We are hoping for much more this year.  in advance and we will connect you to an area ready for clean up. Or just show up at the Boys & Girls Club and be ready to help out. For more details visit Student volunteer service hours are available for this event. 

Cleaning Out The Garden? Donate to Plant Sale  

Keep your extra plants to donate for June 18 Library Sale
Community members are organizing a plant sale to benefit the Gardiner Public Library Association on June 18. Plant donations are needed to make the event a success. Donations of healthy, pest-free, cuttings, seedlings, divided perennials, and labeled plants for the plant sale are appreciated. Herbs and vegetable plants would be great as well!

Plan ahead by sowing extra seed in pots (April is time to sow seeds in the house). No invasive plants, please (not sure what's invasive? - more info here). Native plants preferred. Hosta and perennials are welcome. Please, no English ivy. Bring gardening books that you are ready to let go of for a book exchange. Plants will sell for $1, $3, and $5. Proceeds will go to the Gardiner Library Association which maintains the library and its gardens.

Please let John Woytowicz ( or Kathy Brown ( know if you are bringing plants and how many - or if you would like to help volunteer for the sale. Plant drop off is at the library on June 17th in the afternoon or early on June 18. This is a great opportunity for gardeners to get to know gardeners and just have fun! Thank you for your help – hope to see you there.


Cinderella Project Formal Dress Giveaway

Gardiner Area High School, Friday April 15th, 10am - 1pm
Join the Cinderella Project at the Gardiner Area High School for their annual prom dress giveaway! Event is first come first served and is open to any Maine high school student regardless of income. Hundreds of dresses are available in all sizes and styles. Event is LGBTQ+ friendly with welcoming Fairy Godmothers present to help in dress selection. Each high school student may bring 1 guest only into the event. Other guest will be asked to wait outside. All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask or maintain social distance.

Library Book Sale

Gardiner Public Library, April 16th-April 23rd
The Gardiner Public Library will be hosting a book sale in the Hazzard Reading Room starting on Saturday April 16 and ending Saturday April 23. This sale is a donation based sale! No prices will be on the items. All donations are welcome and support the Gardiner Library Association. For more information contact the library at 207-582-3312.

Record Store Day at Niche Inc Music & Games

Saturday April 23rd, Store opens at 8:00am
Join Niche in celebrating the 15th year of Record Store Day! The doors will open at 8am and there will be limited edition fresh vinyl that is released specifically for this event. There will be Record Store Day giveaways including tote bags, pins and posters. For more info visit NICHE, INC. on Facebook or call 207-588-7725. Learn more about Record Store Day at

Gardiner FCU Scholarships:
$4,500 in Free  Money!

Are you headed to college in the fall of 2022? Whether you're starting your freshman year or continuing your education, you should apply for one of Gardiner Federal Credit Union's six scholarships. More details and online application available on their website. Deadline is 4/29/22.

Gardiner Co-op & The Harrom Discount Offer

Learn How To Save 15% At These Businesses!

The Gardiner Food Co-op and The Harrom salon, both located on Water Street in downtown Gardiner, are teaming up to offer a great discount opportunity! Come into either business and pick up a stamp card. Spend at least $20 to earn a stamp. Once you’ve collected a stamp from both businesses the card becomes a 15% off coupon to use at either The Harrom or The Gardiner Food Co-op! Keep your eye out for the cards coming soon. For more info contact The Gardiner Food Co-op at 207-629-3663 or The Harrom at 207-557-2040.

Drug Take Back Day

Gardiner Police Station, April 30th, 10am - 2pm
Spring is here - time to clean out unused prescriptions from your home! You can bring unused and expired prescription  drugs to multiple locations in the area on Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 2pm. The Gardiner drop off will be at the Gardiner Police Department at 6 Church Street. For more information you can contact the Gardiner PD at 207-582-3211.


The Blind Pig Tavern
266 Water Street
Trivia & Tacos: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Karaoke: Wednesdays 6-9pm
Bateau Brewing
149 Water Street
Trivia Night: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Dungeons & Dragons: Thursdays
First Sunday of month: Free play arcade games
Niche Inc
307 Water Street
Magic The Gathering: Fridays 2-7pm
Gardiner Public Library
149 Water Street
Maine Career Center: Resume & Job Search Help every Wednesday, 10am - 2pm

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Support Local With A Gift For Any Occasion!

Not sure what to give someone? Don't have time to shop? Support our local businesses with the flexible downtown gift card program - The Gift of Gardiner!  This Gardiner Main Street gift check program may be used at over 30 participating Gardiner businesses.

$20 Gift of Gardiner certificates are available year-round at the Camden National Bank Gardiner branch at 190 Water Street.

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