(a)  Homemade product may be consumed at organized affairs provided that, if the affair is a contest, it is not sanctioned by a national or international beer or wine judging program and no fee is charged to attend or participate, except for fees as authorized pursuant to Rule .2305 of this Section. Consumption at organized affairs shall be limited to homemakers, their families, and their guests.

(b)  All judges of a contest shall be members of the homemaker club or their guests. Prizes shall not be awarded as a result of the contest, but homemakers may be recognized for their homemade products.

(c)  An organized affair may be held on a premise holding a retail ABC permit if the following conditions are met:

(1)           the area for consumption of homemade product during an organized affair shall be segregated from the portion of the premises open to the general public during the time of the event by vertical boundaries that separate the private event from areas open for public consumption;

(2)           no homemade product shall be consumed outside of the homemade product consumption area designated pursuant to Subparagraph (1) of this Paragraph during the times any portion of the retail premises is open to the general public;

(3)           the retail permittee may sell or offer commercial alcoholic products the permittee is authorized to sell to persons attending the organized affair on the retail permittee's premises, provided that all alcoholic beverages offered to participants in the organized affair shall be at the same price and method as offered to the general public at any other times of that business day; and

(4)           for an organized affair, homemade product may be stored on permitted premises for no more than 48 hours prior to the organized affair, provided that the homemade product shall be sealed, labeled as "homemade product for contest entry," and segregated from other alcoholic beverages located on the premises. No homemade product shall remain on the permitted premises the day after the conclusion of the organized affair. All containers of homemade product left on the permitted premises contrary to the provisions of this Rule shall be disposed of by the permittee or the permittee's employee, by making the homemade product unsuitable for, or incapable of, being consumed.

(d)  An organized affair may not be held on a premise holding a commercial ABC permit.

(e)  There shall be no admission or entrance fee charged for an organized affair occurring at a private residence.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B-207; 18B-306;

Eff. January 1, 2019.