Picnic License (Not For Profit Organizations - Spirits, Wine and Beer - 7 days)

A Retail Liquor by the Drink (Picnic - 7 days, includes Spirits, Wine and Beer) permit may be issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political or charitable club or organization for the sale of such intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises at a picnic, bazaar, fair, or similar gathering. The permit shall be issued only for the day or days named therein and it shall not authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor for more than seven days by any such club or organization. Picnic Licensees are required by law to notify the Director of Revenue of the holding of the event by certified mail, accepting responsibility for the collection and payment of any applicable sales tax.

This permit does allow for sales in the original package for consumption off the premises.

In addition the Picnic License does allow any wholesaler to provide customary storage, cooling and/or dispensing equipment for use by the license holder at such picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. See Section 311.482.5

If the event will be held on a Sunday, the permit shall authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor on that day beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at midnight.

Picnic Licensees may accept a gift from distiller, wholesaler, winemaker or brewer not to exceed a value of $1,000 per year. See Section 311.070.4(3)

Beer and Light Wine - June 15 through July 15 for a Maximum of 7 Days

Required Documents

  • Additional Information Requested - Signed affidavit stating that the event is being held to commemorate the annual anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and that the organization does not select or restrict membership on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, or place of national origin. For appropriate large events (for example Fair St. Louis in District III), the district may also require a list of organizations and booth locations.
  • Application Form for Picnic License

This permit is for the sale of wine and malt liquor for consumption on the premises where sold and may be issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, or charitable club or organization for sale at any picnic, bazaar, fair, festival or similar gathering or event held to commemorate the annual anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Such permit shall be issued only for events from June 15 to July 15 and only for the day or days named therein.

Hours of Operation - between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight and for not more than seven days by any such organization. The permit may be issued to cover more than one place of sale within the general confines of the place where the gathering or event is held.

This permit does allow for sales in the original package for consumption off the premises.

In addition the Picnic License does allow any wholesaler to provide customary storage, cooling and/or dispensing equipment for use by the license holder at such picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. See Section 311.482.5

Picnic Licensees may accept a gift from a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker or brewer not to exceed a value of $1,000 per year.See Section Section 311.070.4(3)

Retail By Drink Caterer's License (Spirits, Wine and Beer)

A Caterer's Permit is a permit allowing retailers who furnish provisions and services for use at a particular function, occasion, or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and in the original package for consumption off the premises for a specified period of time.

The Caterer's Permit can be effective for up to 168 consecutive hours or seven days. If the event lasts past midnight, the licensee must also pay for the next day.

Beer Retail by Drink Wine Caterer's Permit (Light Wine and Beer)

A Caterer's Permit is a permit allowing retailers who furnish provisions and services for use at a particular function, occasion, or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises to sell beer and light wine by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and in the original package for consumption off the premises for a specified period of time.

This Caterer's Permit can be effective for up to 168 consecutive hours or seven days. If the event lasts past midnight, the licensee must also pay for the next day.

Retail by Drink Caterer's Permit (Spirits, Wine and Beer - 50 Days Maximum)

A Caterer's Permit is a permit allowing retailers who furnish provisions and services for use at a particular function, occasion, or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and in the original package for consumption off the premises for up to 50 days.

This Caterer's Permit is effective for up to 50 different days. Caterers must report the location of each function three business days in advance to their local district office. Report of each function shall include:

  1. Permission from the property owner;
  2. Permission from the city;
  3. Description of the premises; and
  4. Date or dates the function will be held

Retail by Drink Caterer's Permit (Spirits, Wine and Beer - Unlimited Number of Functions)

A Caterer's Permit allows retailers who furnish provisions and services for use at a particular function, occasion, or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and for sales in the original package for consumption off the premises.

This permit is effective for unlimited functions. Caterers must report the location of each function three business days in advance to their local district office. Report of each function shall include:

  1. Permission from the property owner;
  2. Permission from the city;
  3. Description of the premises; and
  4. Date or dates the function will be held

Retail By Drink Festival License (Spirits, Wine and Beer)

A Festival Permit is a temporary permit, specifically for large musical festival type events that attract five thousand or more people and continue for a period of twelve hours or more (defined in Chapter 316, RSMo), allowing retailers who furnish provisions and services to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and in the original package for consumption off the premises for a specified period of time.

The license is similar to a catering license, but specifically allows wholesalers to provide refrigerated trucks and other customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment that a caterers license does not allow.

The Festival Permit can be effective for up to 168 consecutive hours or seven days. If the event lasts past midnight, the licensee must also pay for the next day.

Wholesalers may, but shall not be required to, give a retailer credit for intoxicating liquor delivered, but not used, if the wholesaler removes the product within seventy-two hours of the expiration of the permit.

Additional Requirements:

In order for a promoter to have a festival, he must also obtain a festival license from all counties to operate, maintain or conduct a festival, except for St. Louis County and St. Louis City. The application for license must be made in writing to the county clerk at least 60 days prior to the event, and there is a license fee of not more than $100. This fee would be in addition to the fees for the liquor license. In addition, the county clerk must set up a public hearing (Sections 316.150 – 316.185, RSMo)

Beer Retail by Drink Wine Festival Permit (Light Wine and Beer)

A Festival Permit is a temporary permit, specifically for large musical festival type events that attract five thousand or more people and continue for a period of twelve hours or more (defined in Chapter 316, RSMo), allowing retailers who furnish provisions and services to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises and in the original package for consumption off the premises for a specified period of time.

The license is similar to a catering license, but specifically allows wholesalers to provide refrigerated trucks and other customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment that a caterers license does not allow.

The Festival Permit can be effective for up to 168 consecutive hours or seven days. If the event lasts past midnight, the licensee must also pay for the next day.

Wholesalers may, but shall not be required to, give a retailer credit for intoxicating liquor delivered, but not used, if the wholesaler removes the product within seventy-two hours of the expiration of the permit.

Additional Requirements:

In order for a promoter to have a festival, he must also obtain a festival license from all counties to operate, maintain or conduct a festival, except for St. Louis County and St. Louis City. The application for license must be made in writing to the county clerk at least 60 days prior to the event, and there is a license fee of not more than $100. This fee would be in addition to the fees for the liquor license. In addition, the county clerk must set up a public hearing (Sections 316.150 – 316.185, RSMo)