General Liability Pool Program:
Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement

CFSA General Liability Pool Participants:
Remember to have all participants in hazardous activities sign a release waiver BEFORE taking part in the activity or event.

Waiver Form – English   Waiver Form – Spanish


Choose from the two Release Waiver PDFs above, one in English, the other in Spanish. To access either form you’ll need Acrobat Reader on your computer. If you don’t already have it, you can download it for free from the Adobe website ~ it’s fast and easy.

Once you’ve downloaded a waiver, simply print out as many copies as you and/or your hazardous activity operators need.

CFSA’s Memorandum of Coverage for the General Liability Risk Sharing Program provides protection for participant liability as long as your fair makes a good faith effort to obtain participant liability release waiver forms from all participants in athletic team; equestrian, motorized, or rodeo events; as well as other hazardous participant activities taking place on your fairgrounds.

Make sure every participant signs a waiver form BEFORE being permitted to participate in the event or activity. By signing a participant waiver form, the participant is agreeing to assume any and all risks of bodily injury, including death, or property damage that may arise out of the hazardous nature of the event or activity in which they’re participating. We realize your fair might not have the staff to take on this task If a vendor is running a hazardous activity on your fairgrounds (such as a mechanical bull), so make sure the vendor knows it is their responsibility to have participants sign a liability release waiver.  You can even ask that the vendor turns in the signed waiver s to the office at the end of each day.

You may use either CFSA’s approved Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement form or the form required by the insurance company of the contractor/renter.

Please note: Signed waiver forms for fair sponsored events/activities must be kept on file at your fair for at least three years as they may be needed later in the event of a claim or lawsuit.

If you have any questions regarding participant liability or the use of waiver forms, please contact Mario Castagnola, CFSA’s Risk Analyst, at (916) 263-6145 or