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Fables of the West

Date: Aug 16, 2019
Get ready to ride with the biggest little cowboys on the Old West trail. If you’re coming to the fair in 2019, you’re sure to get a ‘kick’ from the Fables Of The West gang and their trusty steeds, as they head out on the ‘Trail Of Tales’ Tour.

The cowboy comedy team (often referred to as ‘the little cowboys on the little horses’) has,in 19 years time, performed at over 900 fairs and events (in their entirety) from Alaska to Florida to Texas to their home state of California. They have opened up concerts for many of the top recording artists in the business including Lonestar and Kenny Chesney, and have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

And just what is it these ‘Fables’ cowboys do? Well if you’ve been to a fair in the US in the past decade, you’ve most likely run across their path. “Its high energy and interactive, and we try to involve fair guests by literally making them the main focus of the show”, says Ken McMeans, owner and founder of the Fables team. The group is actually labeled as a ‘strolling grounds act’- never really having a specific show time nor needing (or wanting) to be on a stage (“too far away from the crowd,” says Ken). “I guess I should give some credit to the horses we ride (‘faux’ Muppet-like miniatures), though they seem to sometimes steal our thunder.”

The show is always 100% G-rated, family entertainment. Each year, Fables Of The West continues to rank as one of the most booked touring acts in North America each year and is considered by many to be one of the top grounds acts in the nation.

Ken points out that every show is different and fresh, because, after all, the majority of it is improv. “We mostly make it up as we go along.”
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