Picnic License Law and Legal Definition

Picnic license is a temporary liquor license. It is issued to non-profit organizations for full liquor for drink only. Such licenses are ordinarily granted for a period up to seven days for a special event or function. However, licensing requirements and the terms of such licenses vary from state to state.

The following is an example of a state statute (Maryland) defining the term:

Pursuant to Md. Ann. Code art. 2B, § 7-101, picnic license is an additional special license that is referred to locally as a "picnic" license. This license permits the club owner to sell only beer at any place other than the club owner's regular place of business.

(ii) The license may be exercised only on Sundays between 12 noon and midnight notwithstanding daylight saving time.

(iii) The license fee is $ 15 per each Sunday a "picnic" is held.