Townsquare Media Completes Sale of North American Midway Entertainment


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Amy Girton                                                                      
                 Vice President, Marketing                     
                 765.509.1169

                                                                       

Townsquare Completes Sale of North American Midway Entertainment
Management and Operations Remain Intact

 

Farmland, IN – May 25, 2018  –  North American Midway Entertainment (NAME), LLC, the largest operator of mobile amusement parks in North America, was sold to North American Fairs, LLC, an entity owned by Danny Huston, one of the original owners.  NAME was acquired by Townsquare Media, Inc. in 2015.  Townsquare Media, Inc. is a leading diversified media and entertainment company.  NAME will continue to direct the business as usual, with its headquarters in Farmland, Indiana, and all management and operations remain intact.

“I am thrilled to own North American Midway Entertainment again,” said Danny Huston, owner.  “Townsquare Media, Inc. was a great partnership for the past several years and is now reinforcing its “Local First” strategy so it was an opportune time for me to buy NAME back.  As the leading provider of outdoor amusements in North America there is nothing I’m more proud of than to own this company again.” Huston continues, “Our management team will remain intact and our Fairs will continue to enjoy our excellent service, exceptional rides, games and food concessions that we have always provided.”

Jeff Blomsness, who was a partner with Huston when NAME was formed in 2004, will not join this venture.  “I am thrilled for Danny to buy NAME back,” said Jeff Blomsness. “I am getting closer to retirement, but I will remain involved for the foreseeable future.  I know Danny will take NAME to the next level and continue to do what we do best – provide the best, and safest, Midways to our Fairs each year.”  

Formed in 2004, NAME entertains approximately 16 million people in 20 states in the United States and four Canadian Provinces on an annual basis as the operator of amusement attractions including over 200 state-of-the-art rides, custom-designed food concessions and family-oriented games at approximately 150 fairs per year.  NAME maintains a strong reputation for ride quality, on-site execution and safety that has enabled it to secure long-term agreements to operate at 12 of the largest 50 fairs in North America including: Eastern States Exposition, Canadian National Exposition, Calgary Stampede, Indiana State Fair, Illinois State Fair, K-Days Edmonton, Mississippi State Fair, Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo, Kentucky State Fair, South Carolina State Fair, Tulsa State Fair and Arkansas State Fair.

 

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109 South Main Street * Farmland, IN  47340
765.433.3038 * www.namidway.com

St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair

Come join North American Midway Entertainment this Memorial Day weekend at St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair in Orchard Lake, Michigan.  A Michigan Tradition for 47 years hosted by St. Mary’s Preparatory.  The traditional start of summer for Michiganders starts on the picturesque campus overlooking Orchard Lake.

Michigan’s largest Country Fair annually plays host to 110,000 “Stay-cationers” who avoid the traffic, frustration and outrageous gas prices to enjoy weekend bliss of:

  • Carnival Rides!  A 33-foot high roller coaster highlights 45+ midway rides with plenty of Thrill rides, Merry-go-rounds, including an expanded Kids Zone. NEW 2018 come see our completely refurbished Zipper ride!
  • FOOD – FOOD – FOOD!  Authentic Polish and All-American Favorite Food: Pierogis, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, sauerkraut, hamburgers, corn dogs, fresh baked goods, smoothies and ice-cold adult beverages.
  • Dancing! Music! Entertainment!  The St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair features musical acts each afternoon and night. With a new and expanded dance floor – come early – stay late and enjoy dancing under the stars!

Buy Ride Wristbands Now until May 24 at midnight and save $5! Click here to buy tickets now!

2018 Crawfish Music Festival

Join North American Midway Entertainment at it brings fabulous Midway Rides to the 2018 Crawfish Music Festival in Biloxi, MS April 19-22.

For more than two decades, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum has hosted the Crawfish Music Festival to provide quality entertainment and family fun to the Southeast. The Crawfish Music Festival parties on the front grounds of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum with the beautiful Mississippi Sound in the background. The cool breeze from the Gulf of Mexico welcomes attendees each April. Each night of the Festival promises fun, excitement, and a little something new! Whether it’s the headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, or North American Midway Entertainment’s exciting midway rides, you won’t want to miss this event! 

Buy a discount ticket for a wristband, valid for unlimited Midway rides ($20/per person) good only on regularly scheduled wristband days: Thurs, April 19 from 5pm-11pm; Fri, April 20 from 5pm-11pm; Sat, April 21 from 1pm-8pm; Sun, April 22 from 1pm-8pm.  Discount online sales ($20) end Wed, April 18 at midnight.  Thurs, April 19 tickets will continue to be sold online at $25/ticket throughout the event.  

Click here to buy for only $20 until April 18 at midnight.

 

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