Ventura County Fairgrounds Livestock barn

The Ventura County Fair Livestock Center was completed with help from the California Fairs Financing Authority in July 2012. Fair staff, along with CFFA’s Bryan Eubanks, third from right, jump for joy!

What We Do and Why We Do It


“California Fair Services Authority (CFSA) delivers efficient and cost-effective risk management, insurance and business solutions services through a flexible and responsive partnership with our member fairs.”


Integrity – Dependability – Excellence in Service – Communication – Expertise – Collaboration – Innovation. These core values are the guiding principles behind everything we do, the programs and services we offer, our culture and our vision. They are the benchmarks to which every employee at CFSA and CFSA as a whole are held accountable. It’s how we do business!


California Fair Services Authority (CFSA) is a joint powers authority (JPA) created to manage and administer workers’ compensation, general liability, special events and revenue protection self-insurance pools, related services and programs designed especially for California’s fairs. (There are 78 active fairgrounds in California). Since our formation in 1986, as our member fairs’ needs have grown, so has the depth and the scope of our service offerings. Today, along with our full-service risk management program and in-house claims handling, CFSA also provides accounting, benefit administration and business support services, including strategic planning, and construction project planning and management services.

A large part of our responsibility as a risk pool manager is to help pool members maintain fairgrounds that are safe for employees and visitors alike. We do this with a comprehensive, year-round risk-control (safety) program featuring mobile equipment certifications, employee training and inspection programs, Title 8 Cal/OSHA workplace safety program development, and special events training and inspection programs.

CFSA is member driven! By working together, we can make opportunity happen!