Sampson County Exposition Center Alcoholic Beverage Policy
The Sampson County Exposition Center reserves the right to provide all bar services for events held in the facility or on the grounds of the Sampson County Exposition Center. With regards to the service of alcoholic beverages each client is provided four options from which they may choose. The options are listed below.
Option 1. Client(s) and his/her guests may NOT bring alcoholic beverages into or onto the property of the Sampson County Exposition Center nor allow alcoholic beverages to be served during their event. (No Alcoholic Beverages Permitted)
Option 2. Client(s) age 21 or above select/choose to have a “Cash Bar” provided by the Sampson County Exposition Center for the guests/patrons of their event or function. (See current Price List for details and pricing.)
Option 3. Client(s) age 21 or above select/choose to have an “Open Bar” provided by the Sampson County Exposition Center for the guests/patrons of their event or function and agree to the terms and conditions as stated in the “Open Bar Price Sheet.” (See current Price List for details and pricing.)
Option 4: Non‐Profit Organizations may apply for a Special One‐Time Permit from the NC ABC Commission that will allow the organization to serve or sell beer, unfortified wine, fortified wine or spirituous liquor, or to allow brown‐bagging at a single fund‐raising event of that organization held at the Sampson County Exposition Center, at their own discretion and at their own risk subject to the most current “Corkage Fee” pricing structure. (See current Price List for details and pricing.)
NOTICE: The legal age for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the State of North Carolina is 21 years of age. NC ABC laws are very strict with regard to the proper ID of patrons. Please note that each member of our bar staff is instructed to properly ID patrons that wish to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. In the State of North Carolina there are only four (4) acceptable forms of ID: (1) NC Driver’s License or Driver’s License of any other US state; (2) US Military ID; (3) NC DMV issued ID Card; or (4) Passport. One of the above type ID’s must be presented upon request or service will be denied.
Key ABC Polices
No alcoholic beverages my be served on the premises (by any client, agent or employee) unless the appropriate Alcoholic Beverage Permission Form has been completed, reviewed and executed. The legal age for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the State of North Carolina is 21 years of age. No alcoholic beverages shall be served to guests without proper identification. (See above)
IMPORTANT: Please note that no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the facility. Please inform those participating with your event of this policy. It is recommended that all clients specifically inform any band, DJ or other service provider of this policy. Please note that no alcoholic beverages may be consumed outside the building or in the parking lots without prior written approval.
The service of alcoholic beverages shall cease at 12:00 midnight for all events unless written approval is provided in advance. A Bar ID Station is operated by Exposition Center staff for most events. At this station patrons wishing to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages are properly identified and are issued a wrist band indicating they are of legal drinking age.
NOTE: ALL REQUESTS FOR BAR SERVICES (INCLUDING TYPE SERVICE, BAR HOURS OR OTHER SPECIAL REQUESTS) ARE REQUIRED A MINIMUM OF 45 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF ANY SCHEDULED EVENT.
IMPORTANT: Security services for the Sampson County Exposition Center are provided by the City of Clinton Police Department. Effective July 1, 2015; the City of Clinton Police Department was authorized to serve as an agent which allows security personnel the ability to enforce policies and guidelines and specifically the policy of no consumption of alcoholic beverages outside of the building, and enforcing that no alcoholic beverages be brought into the facility. This policy states: “It is understood that the officers of the Clinton Police Department will act as agents and order these individuals to leave the premises/property; and it is further understood that if these individuals do not leave, the officers of the Clinton Police Department may make arrests for violation of North Carolina General Statute 14-159.12 (Trespassing), or any other applicable statutes.” (Should an arrest be made or a citation be issued to an individual that individual is not permitted on the property for a period of 12 months.)