CFSA’s Master Insurance Certificate List


Update: March 26, 2020: It has come to CFSA’s attention that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many participants on the CFSA Master Insurance List will be obtaining permission from their insurance carriers to delay their annual renewal for general liability and workers’ compensation insurance while the businesses are in “shut down” mode. CFSA will delay sending notice to fairgrounds regarding insurance policy expirations for those vendors on the CFSA Master Insurance List, however, we can only do this if the vendor sends us written confirmation from their insurance carrier that they have been granted a delayed renewal date. Written confirmations can be sent to Mario Castagnola, Risk Analyst, at 1776 Tribute Road, Ste. 100, Sacramento, CA 95815, or [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact Mario via email or phone at 916-263-6145.


The  most recent Master Insurance List:  June 2020

The Master Insurance List, managed by CFSA, provides a current list of fair contractors and vendors with approved master insurance certificates on file with CFSA.

Are you doing business on a California fairground?

Are you a California fair/fairground?

The Master Insurance List is updated monthly, February through October, and provided to all California fairs via email and on this web page, above.

If you’re a contractor or vendor who plans on doing business with more than one California fair this year, CFSA’s Master Insurance List is for you. Inclusion on the list is free ~ all you need to do is to send a current Master Insurance Certificate to CFSA, Attn: Mario Castagnola, 1776 Tribute Road, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815. You can also contact him at (916) 263-6145 or email him at [email protected].

After we’ve reviewed the certificate to ensure that it meets all language and liability requirements, your company and/or name will be added to the Master Insurance List. This establishes your proof of liability insurance for every new fair contract you enter into within a one year period.

Best of all, you’ll no longer have to submit duplicate proof of insurance certificates for each new contract, and every fair you do business with is assured that your certificate is approved by CFSA!

If you are a fair, we encourage you to tell contractors and vendors about this list and to recommend that they send a Master Insurance Certificate to CFSA. (All Master Certificates [including hazardous] are kept on file at CFSA.) Once they are on the list, fairs simply need to check this list to confirm that a contractor/vendor is adequately insured. How easy is that! For your convenience, a link to the most current Master Insurance List is at the top of this page.

Note: Carnival operators are included as the last section of the Master Insurance List. A few of the carnival operators listed are “approved for interim events only.” This means they only have $2,000,000 in general liability limits. All other carnival operators have $5,000,000 per occurrence general liability limits as required per CFSA’s insurance requirements.

All vendors/contractors for hazardous activities appear at the back of the list. Also, please note that the addition of asterisks (**CFSA ###**) to an existing CFSA number indicates that the California Exposition and State Fair has been included as an additional insured on that particular vendor/contractor’s certificate.

In the event a contractor does not appear on the combined Master Insurance List and they feel they have been mistakenly omitted, please call our office at (916) 263-6145 to determine the status of their certificate approval. Otherwise, please follow your normal procedure of obtaining a certificate of insurance from each vendor/contractor not on the list for your files. Please be sure to check the policy dates to verify coverage during your event including set up and take down days if required.

IMPORTANT: The Master Insurance List is issued as a matter of information only. CFSA is not responsible for coverages, exclusions, limitations and conditions in the actual insurance contract.