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

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

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

"Our distilleries are impressed with Maifest."

Brandon, Missouri Craft Distillers Guild

"So excited, as we love this event!"

Chrissy, Owner, Samuel Berton Distilling

"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

"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

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

Jen Fisher, Jenni Be Jeweled

"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

2024 Event Vendors

Breweries   |   Wineries   |   Distilleries

Food Vendors


More Vendors

The Axe Company
$10 for 10 throws. The first 5 are practice, next 5 are for a score.
Highest score at Midwest Maifest wins a gift card for a party of 6 to their business location.

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