Become a Maifest Vendor

MIDWEST MAIFEST  ·  MAY 19, 2024  ·  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
  • Sampling between 2pm-6pm on Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • 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.
  • 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 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 2025 so you can claim ‘your spot’ on Civic Circle Drive
  • 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 / hand-stamps per booth
  • Alcohol vendors will be offered a light lunch during the pre-event meeting
  • Our sincere appreciation, as we cannot do what we do without you!

Previous Midwest Maifest Vendors

"What an absolutely fantastic experience! The St. Charles "Midwest Maifest" event truly captures the essence of German culture in the heart of Missouri. From the lively atmosphere to the delicious food and drinks, every moment was a delight.

My husband and I had a blast sampling the amazing beers and indulging in a giant pretzel that was beyond delicious. And let's not forget about the fantastic bottle of whiskey he found – a true gem!

But beyond the incredible offerings, what truly sets this event apart is its mission. Supporting exchange programs and celebrating Missouri's German heritage adds a deeper layer of significance to the festivities. It's citizen diplomacy in action, fostering friendship and goodwill across borders.

Kudos to St. Charles Sister Cities for organizing such a wonderful event. We'll definitely be back next year, and we'll be bringing friends to share in the magic of Midwest Maifest!"

Lydia C.

"Midwest Maifest was the ultimate 4-hour getaway for beer enthusiasts and whiskey connoisseurs! It's like a magical journey through the flavors of the Midwest with a touch of German flair. And scoring that VIP package was like finding the golden ticket to discounts sprinkled all over Missouri like confetti. But the highlight? Snapping a selfie with Charlie Ludwig, the unofficial ambassador of good times from the St. Charles-Ludwigsburg Sister Cities Program! It's not just an event; it's a memory-making extravaganza!

Sherine C

"Our distilleries are impressed with Maifest."

Brandon, Missouri Craft Distillers Guild

"It was a wonderful event well organized. Hope to be there again next year thank you for having us."

Ozark Viking Meadery

"So excited, as we love this event!"

Chrissy, Owner, Samuel Berton Distilling

"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

"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

"We've been going to Midwest Maifest for several years as a vendor, and look forward to the festival each spring. Lots of good food, entertainment and of course, good beer, wine & spirits."

Bob Adams, Little Hills Homebrewers

"Yes, I love to participate! It's one of my favorite events."

Jen Fisher, Jenni Be Jeweled

"My staff had a great time at your event."

Kelsey, St. James Winery / Public House Brewing Co. St. James, MO

"You all do an excellent job on the Maifest."

Letha Misener, House on the Hill cookie molds and SupperTime Bakery in Rosebud, MO

"We still talk about last year’s event. It was one of our favorites and we cannot wait to be back this year."

Ramblin Rounds

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Contact us for more details about becoming a vendor at Midwest Maifest   |   636-345-4569