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    Jefferson County Fairgrounds

    fairgrounds@jeffco.us
    303.271.6600

    Office Hours: Mon-Fri
    8am-5pm

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    15200 W. 6th Ave.
    Jeffco Fairgrounds
    Golden, CO 80401

    Director

    Scott Gales, sgales@jeffco.us

    Facilities Coordinator

    Debra Adams, dadams@jeffco.us

    Operations Supervisor

    Rory Peachey, rpeachey@jeffco.us

    Administrative Assistant

    Kati Miller, kmiller@jeffco.us

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  • Insurance Requirements for the Fairgrounds Facilities

     

    Fairgrounds tenants must provide a certificate of insurance with liability limits of $1 million if more than 125 people will be attending the event, and/or if ALCOHOL is present.

    Jefferson County Government, Jefferson County, Colorado must be named as ADDITIONAL INSURED and indicating the required coverage. 

    Proof of insurance can be obtained from an individual’s insurance agent or, in some cases, may be purchased through the fairgrounds office via a third-party underwriter (inquire at the fairgrounds office).

    Requirements with No Alcohol Present:

    Organizations: Organizations/groups must provide a Certificate of Insurance with general liability limits of at least $1 million if more than 125 people will be attending the event. If fewer than 125 people will be attending, and no alcohol will be served or sold, general liability insurance is not required. 

    Requirements when Alcohol is Served to a Private Group (not sold):

    All Tenants: Events with alcohol present must acquire permission to serve alcohol from the fairgrounds director and must provide proof of general liability insurance, including host liquor liability with limits of $1 million, and Jefferson County Government, Jefferson County, Colorado listed as “additional insured.” In addition, the event must have uniformed security personnel on site at all times while alcohol is being served. The security firm will make the decision on the number of officers needed, based on event type and anticipated attendance. (Security responsibilities include: underage drinking enforcement, general crowd control, customer service and any other duties the fairgrounds tenant and security firm agree upon.) It is the fairgrounds tenant’s responsibility to hire and present the fairgrounds office with the security plan 30 days before the event date. The fairgrounds director shall retain the right to review and approve all security plans and agreements before the final contract is executed between the fairgrounds tenant and security firm.

    Requirements when Alcohol is Sold:

    All Tenants: Events that intend to sell alcohol must acquire a Special Event Permit from Jefferson County and the state of Colorado (special event applicant must be a nonprofit organization). The organization must provide proof of general liability insurance and liquor liability insurance with limits of $1 million and Jefferson County Government, Jefferson County, Colorado listed as “additional insured.” Uniformed security personnel must be on site at all times while alcohol is being served. The security firm will make the decision on the number of officers needed, based on the event type and anticipated attendance. (Security responsibilities include: underage drinking enforcement, general crowd control, customer service and any other duties the fairgrounds tenant and security firm agree upon.) It is the fairgrounds tenant’s responsibility to hire and present the fairgrounds office with the security plan 30 days before the event date. The fairgrounds director shall retain the right to review and approve all security plans and agreements before the final contract is executed between the fairgrounds tenant and security firm.

    Requirements When Food is Served:

    All Tenants: When a professional caterer is used, or formal meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunch) are served, liability limits of $1 million per occurrence covered under general liability shall apply. The caterer must provide the insurance coverage for catered events; the liability limits are $1 million per occurrence and Jefferson County Government, Jefferson County, Colorado is listed as “additional insured.”

    Commercial tenants, corporations and other similar organizations that have employees working on the fairgrounds property must obtain Workers' Compensation and employers’ liability insurance, which shall cover the tenant’s obligations in accordance with the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act, as amended, of the state of Colorado. Insurance Certificates must contain a provision or endorsement that these policies may not be canceled, terminated, materially changed or modified without 30 days prior written notice to Jefferson County Government. Such notice must be transmitted to the fairgrounds office by certified mail, return receipt requested. Insurance must be received 15 days before the event.

    Last Updated: 4-25-2013