Miami-Dade County Youth Fair Signs NAME Through 2020

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair signs on rides, games and food services

With world’s largest mobile amusement company through 2020


MIAMI – Feb. 20, 2017 – North American Midway Entertainment, the specialist provider of rides, food and games, has received an extension of its contract scheduled to end in 2017 that will run through the 2020 Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition.


“We have been partners with the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition since 1979,” said Danny Huston, president of North American Midway Entertainment. “We are excited and appreciative to announce today four more years of our continued collaboration and success in Miami.  This year we will debut our new high-speed roller coaster, the Bulletrain.”


The Youth Fair’s 2017 dates are March 23-April 16, except for March 27-28 and April 3-4, when the Fairgrounds will be closed.


“The Youth Fair promises to host another year of exciting midway entertainment, from thrilling rides to tasty fair food and riveting games, all provided by the world’s largest mobile amusement company with a strong record of safety. We look forward to another four-year working relationship with North American Midway Entertainment and its dedicated, hard-working staff,” said Robert Hohenstein, president and CEO of The Youth Fair.


The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition (The Youth Fair) is the largest charity event in South Florida. The not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting education and agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement and providing quality family entertainment, all without taxpayer dollars. The annual Youth Fair exhibits more than 58,000 student projects to more than 612,000 Youth Fair guests and awards more than $460,000 annually in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to students. To date, The Youth Fair has presented well over $11 million to the Miami-Dade community.  It received the 2016 Trustee of the Year award from the South Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 Diamond Award for Large Non-Profit.  It was recognized in 2015 as the Leisure & Entertainment Services Firm of the Year by the Latin Builder’s Association, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the Diamond Award Winner for Outstanding Hospitality Entity by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Exposition Center, which is the second largest convention center in Miami-Dade County, hosts an additional 70 community events each year. Visit or call 305-223-7060.


North American Midway Entertainment provides a wholesome and safe midway experience to more than 15 million fairgoers every year in 20 states and four Canadian provinces. The company boasts an inventory of more than 200 rides. Founded in 2004, the company is based in Farmland, Ind.

NAME Acquired by Townsquare Media, LLC

North American Midway Entertainment was recently acquired by Townsquare Media, LLC.   Our management and operations remain intact and will not change.  

“We are thrilled to be a part of Townsquare Media and partner with a company that can help us grow our marketing endeavors through their vast media resources,” said Danny Huston, president of North American Midway Entertainment.  “Our goal is to assist our Fair associations and continue their growth as well– this acquisition is a win/win situation for all.” 

Click here for our press release and further details.


Family Kiddie Land Areas Continue to Grow in Popularity

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North American Midway Entertainment presented 60 rides at the Calgary Stampede in southern Alberta, Canada which took place July 4-13. New this year was the debut of the Great FUNtier, a new family area, where 25 kiddie rides and numerous family-style games were featured.

The Great FUNtier family area was a marvelous success and plans are in the works to even improve the area with more family attractions and programming in 2015,” said Scooter Korek, VP of Client Relations at North American Midway Entertainment. “Families enjoy a quieter area to ride coupled with family entertainment.”  The entire success story saw an increased patronage to the new area by a whopping 17 percent.

Ten days of almost perfect weather drew visitors from across the globe to this internationally acclaimed event that in the end, landed at 1,263,000 visitors through the turnstiles, which was 10.5% increase over the Flood Plagued version of the 2013 Stampede.   North American Midway Entertainment also increased total customer ridership by 11%.

The Calgary Stampede will return July 3-12 next year.



The 2014 Indiana State Fair, held August 1-17 attracted 954,884 people, making this year the third best attended fair.  For the second year the Kiddie Land area, filled with a dozen rides for younger kids was extremely popular.

“We continue to get a lot of positive feedback about the Kiddie Land midway designed for families with small children,” said Andy Klotz, Public Relations Director at the Indiana State Fair.  “It was consistently busy throughout the fair and it provides a fantastic atmosphere for fairgoers immediately upon entering our main east-side entrance. We hosted TLC’s long-running reality show “19 Kids and Counting” one day, and the show’s producers were excited to find out about the Kiddie Land area, which provided a perfect backdrop for some of their show.”

The 2015 dates for the Indiana State Fair are August 7-23.


Adventure Village at the Illinois State Fair, held August 7-17,is a quaint secluded area filled with nearly 20 rides for younger children set away from the main midway filled with thrill rides. The Adventure Village Depot, adorned with beautiful landscaping, has a kiddie train that takes young riders around the perimeter of the Village.  This popular ride adds just the right flair to this fabulous area of the Fair.  “We have found many of our fairs have had great success in creating a quieter area for ‘kiddie’ rides to be featured,” said Danny Huston, co-owner of North American Midway Entertainment.  “Families enjoy a quieter area, not only to enjoy the family rides, but simply to take a break and relax too.”  The dates for the 2015 Illinois State Fair are set for August 13-23.

Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair is back August 1-17, 2014!  A Time to Celebrate!  Make plans now to bring your friends and family to one of the best state fairs in the country.  Buy Discount Tickets Now and SAVE $10 until July 31.


The Indiana State Fair is back August 1-17, 2014!  A Time to Celebrate!  Make plans now to bring your friends and family to one of the best state fairs in the country.  Buy Discount Tickets Now and SAVE $10 until July 31.


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