Become a Maifest Vendor

MIDWEST MAIFEST  ·  MAY 21, 2023  ·  2:00-6:00PM

We're in search of local favorite craft breweries, wineriesspirit distilleries, and restaurants who are interested in becoming sampling vendors at Midwest Maifest.


Vendor Participation Information


Vendors to PROVIDE

  • Samples ONLY to those wearing wristband ‘tickets’ or hand-stamp (TBD)
  • Sampling between 2:00-6:00pm on Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Volunteers working your tent for the duration of the festival
  • Social media promotion of Midwest Maifest
  • Permission to use any images taken during the festival by Midwest Maifest and / or St. Charles Sister Cities
  • A Certificate of Liability insurance, naming St. Charles Sister Cities
    as Secondary Insurer
  • Food sellers must check with the St. Charles County Health Dept. re: certification

Other Requirements

  • If selling or distributing liquor (wine, spirits or beer) a liquor license (by the drink or package) is required;
  • Vendors SELLING are required to pay the TAD of .5% (point 5) directly to the New Town Trust within 2 weeks of the event. This is in addition to any City or State sales / tourism taxes.
  • ALL VENDORS WITH TENTS (no exceptions) must have a current year certified minimum 5lb ABC fire extinguisher. Any vendor cooking with open flame or fryers must have a current year certified Type K fire extinguisher 1.6gal. A fire inspection will be required at the time of the event, any booth not in compliance with this FD regulation will be shut-down. Please stay tuned to any updates on this City of Saint Charles Fire Dept. requirement.

Vendors to Receive

  • Social media promotions: Twitter, facebook, Instagram, etc…
  • Your logo with link to your business on MidwestMaifest.org website
  • Exposure to German communities, clubs and organizations throughout the region
  • Name with digital link to business included in several monthly German chapter enews
  • Early invitation to Maifest 2024 so you can claim ‘your spot’ on Civic Circle Drive
  • Midwest Maifest posters / flyers for your place of business
  • St. Charles Sister Cities 501(c)(3) letter for your tax purposes (if requested)
  • Midwest Maifest advertised in local and So. IL publications
  • Festival organizers will provide a table (6-8 feet) and 2 chairs per booth (exception: Info Booths)
  • Festival organizers will purchase the City of Saint Charles (one day) catering license for each vendor donating their products
  • Festival organizers will acquire (one day) tent permits from the City of Saint Charles for each vendor.
  • Festival organizers will provide a maximum of two festival wrist tickets per booth

Previous Midwest Maifest Vendors

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to spread our story, increase awareness of our spirits in the St. Charles area and have a great time. We highly recommend participation by other small businesses in the St. Louis/St. Charles area."

Wood Hat Spirits

"Can’t wait to do it again!"

Erik, O'Fallon Brewing

"Thank you for putting on a great event!"

Derek Martin, Martin Brothers Winery

"We'll be there! Haven't missed a year yet! We can't wait!"

Dennis Gray & family

"Good News Brewing loves Midwest Maifest! We love to participate in events that are rich in celebrating community and culture and like any good celebration, there are three things at the center of a fun and memorable event: delicious food, tasty beverage, and good people. As a local brewery, we are overjoyed to be a part of this community and genuinely love the camaraderie and new people that we get to meet and share our love of craft beer with."

Good News Brewing

"So excited...your community has always been so good to us! Looking forward to it!"

Chrissy Svetz, Co-Owner-Master Distiller, Samuel Berton Distilling

"Thanks for making this happen. Much needed in the area!"

Beer Sauce Shop - St. Peters

Our 2023 Event Vendors

Breweries | Wineries | Distilleries

Contact us for more details about becoming a vendor at Midwest Maifest

MidwestMaifest@gmail.com   |   636-345-4569