Slim & Curly (aka Fables Of The West)

2022 Promo Video:

VIDEO LINK: Slim & Curly @ Grand National Rodeo, Cow Palace, San Francisco Bay Area- on KPIX CH 5, 10/19/2018:

North Idaho Fair Commercials:

Washington County Fair Commercials:

Commercial Blooper Reel:

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Commercial:

2023 Fables Of The West Press Release…
Get ready to ride with Slim & Curly, the biggest little cowboys on the Old West trail. If you’re coming to the fair in 2023, 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.

Slim & Curly, often referred to as ‘the little cowboys on the little horses’, have in 24 years time, performed at over 1300 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, they have sang onstage with Big & Rich (‘Save A Horse’) and have appeared on The Tonight Show.

And just what is it these 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.”

Fables Of The West… What We Do 2023

Look what these cowboys have done in the past twenty two years:
The Most Booked Entertainment Act in The Western US…
One of the top booked touring acts in North America…
One of the top grossing grounds act in the United States…
Over 1300 fairs (in their entirety) in 24 years..
State & County Fairs in 42 states and Canada…
Onstage with Big & Rich, Lonestar, Foghat, etc…
Hundreds of TV/radio shows and interviews including The Tonight Show
What We Do:
Fables Of The West is a ‘strolling interactive grounds act’, for which we guarantee a minimum of two and a half hours on the grounds daily. However, we don’t stop there. In addition to that, we welcome the opportunity to do all, or some, of the following:

Mainstage concert audience warm up/emceeing We have opened shows for many of the nation’s major country acts including Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, Terri Clark, Reba, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Rascal Flatts, Chris Le Deaux, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chesnutt, Sugarland, etc. as well as mainstream acts such as Joe Cocker, Foghat, ZZ Top, MC Hammer and Pat Benatar.
Mutton Bustin’ We haze the sheep, help the kids up (and off, if need be), keep them from crying, keep the sheep from running in to or along the fence, and inspire the kids and help boost their confidence while relinquishing the ‘fear factor.’ We try to make it fun and safe for them and not an ordeal. We also provide your guests with an outrageous ongoing visual no matter their distance from the arena. (We have also announced/emceed this event from the arena floor itself)
Calf ScrambleWe will assist you and the participants (without favoritism) in the arena. All of our performers are real cowboys and know how to help and not hinder.
VIP Director’s/Sponsors meetings and/or luncheons…
School Tours…
Special Friends Days/Rodeos/Events…
Charity Tie-ins…
(both on site and off)
Media Broadcasts/Promotions We pride ourselves on our live TV/radio sensibilities. We promote the fair and generate excitement and enthusiasm within the community and area to help bolster attendance and revenues.
TV Commercials…We have starred in over a dozen TV commercials promoting different fairs and events.
any or all of your special events
Grand Openings/CeremoniesLet us get the folks smiling before they even get through the gate…

Our Cast Members:
We have three teams available for 2023 dates with two riders each. All of our cast members are talented, over the top improv performers. They are enthusiastic and personable (and just plain nice guys…and gals!) who can work well in almost any type location or venue, be it with adults or children of any age group, nationality, or demographic. Our show is ALWAYS 100 percent family entertainment with no material, actions or patter that would be offensive or inappropriate for anyone or any situation. And we guarantee our efforts! You and your guests will be talking about Slim & Curly of Fables Of The West for a long time to come!

For more information:

Ken McMeans

For booking in the Pacific Northwest/West Coast/Rocky Mountain regions:

Tammie Ryan
Source Management Group

National Booking:

Harmony Artists
Jerry Ross/Adrienne Ross

Slim & Curly…not just cowboys!

4 responses to “Slim & Curly (aka Fables Of The West)

  1. You guys were great “San Jose Harvest Festival”👍❤️ 11/23/18
    Jen, Mike & Claire
    (P.s. we liked you on Facebook)

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