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If you are a Vendor, Exhibitor or Concessionaire looking for Event Liability Insurance for a single event or an annual vendor policy, RVNA Event Insurance understands your unique coverage needs.

Personalized Protection for single events or annual policies with unlimited Certificates of Liability. RVNA Vendor Event Liability Insurance is specifically designed to cover the unique liability exposures of vendors, exhibitors and concessionaires who work on an independent contractor basis at local fairs, festivals, special events, private parties, conventions or trade shows.

Which Coverages and Options Are Available?

RVNA Event Insurance offers several coverages for vendors operating temporarily or throughout the year including Event Liability Insurance (also referred to as CGL, Commercial General Liability or Spectator Liability), Cancellation Insurance and Weather Insurance. Event Liability insurance is an insurance policy designed to provide protection for situations in which a vendor or exhibitor must defend itself against lawsuits or pay damages for bodily injury or property damage to third parties. This policy also gives protection to the venue and or sponsors of the event by adding them to the policy as an Additional Insured. Additional Insureds can be added online any time.

Coverages available through Event Liability Insurance:
• General Liability (Bodily Injury/Property Damage)(Host Liquor Liability included)
• Care, Custody or Control Liability (Third Party Property Damage)($2,500 Deductible)
• Collapse of Temporary Structure Liability
• Contractual Liability
• Damage to Premises (Fire Legal Liability)
• Hired and Non-Owned Auto Liability
• Liquor Liability (For the sale of alcohol>
• Medical Payments
• Terrorism
• Third Party Property Damage (Care, Custody or Control Liability)($2,500 Deductible)
Waiver of Subrogation

Options available:
• Single Event up to a 365 day coverage period
• Unlimited Certificates of Liability
• No limit on the number of shows during coverage period

Find out more about Event Liability Insurance

Accident Medical Expense/AD&D Insurance
Participants and spectators of an event you are hosting can sue you if they are injured during the event. Accident medical insurance prevents an expensive and lengthy lawsuit by providing an injured participant with out-of-pocket medical costs in the event of an accident.

Find out more about Accident Medical Expense/AD&D

Weather Insurance
Weather insurance covers your event for any rainfall or snowfall up to the limits and duration you select. Using our online system you will select options including the limit of coverage, the day and times of your event, and the amount of rainfall and/or snowfall.

Find out more about Event Weather Insurance

Which Events Do We Cover?

We insure hundreds of event types, both private and public. When you complete an online quote you will select your event type. If your event is not listed, please contact our office directly at 1-800-364-2433.

Some examples of vendors/exhibitors include:

  • Food concessionaires or vendors
  • Flea Market vendors
  • Farmer's Market booths
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Leather goods
  • Costume jewelry concessions
  • Refreshments concessions
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Temporary exhibitors
    (all types)
  • Character/photo exhibits
    (Mickey Mouse, Superman)
  • Game trailers
  • Gift wrap booths
  • Retail carts
  • Seasonal displays
  • Antique vendors
  • Retail or display kiosks

View a list of some eligible event types for vendors.

Sample Certificate of Insurance, Sample Policy & Underwriter Information

firemans fund       

RVNA's vendor insurance program is underwritten by Fireman's Fund. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company began in 1863, in San Francisco. For over 150 years Fireman's Fund has been rated "A" by the major rating agencies A.M. Best, Moody's and Standard & Poor's.

"Without character, man amounts to nothing, and the same is true of a corporation, which is man's creation. Character involves honesty, integrity, loyalty and fair play. These qualities are the foundation of a code which the Fireman's Fund has followed throughout its entire existence, in all its relationships - with agents, policyholders, stockholders, employees and competitors."
— J. B. Levison, President of Fireman's Fund, 1917 to 1937
75th Anniversary Speech, May 6, 1938

Allianz Insurance Group
Fireman's Fund is part of the Allianz Group, one of the world's largest providers of property and casualty insurance. Allianz protects the homes, businesses, assets and legacies of 78 million people and their families in 70 countries around the world. Allianz is ranked 28th on Fortune's global 500 list of the world's largest corporations.

Additional Insureds

Your venue may require Proof of Insurance and to be named as an Additional Insured on your RVNA Event Liability Insurance policy. When you purchase RVNA Special Event Insurance, a Certificate of Insurance and an Additional Insured endorsement will be issued. We allow you to conveniently customize the certificate with the venue's name and location online. Manage your policy to add an Additional Insured.

With RVNA Vendor Insurance you have:
• Unlimited Certificates of Liability

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Please note that all coverage is subject to specific conditions, exclusions, limits, deductibles and restrictions. The information provided is only a summary of the coverage. It is not all inclusive, nor does it alter or waive any of the actual policy language. Please refer to your policy for specific coverage language.