Special Events

2021 Special Events

2021 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo dates -- Every Thursday June 3rd thru August 19th. Please be patient with us as we get the rodeo back up and running after no 2020 season. We have many tasks to accomplish as we move into the rodeo season and as we move throughout the season. We are very excited to be offering fans and contestants alike the thrills and spills of your Carbondale Wild West Rodeo once again.

Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp

WE ARE STILL WORKING ON 2021 DATES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. If you have any suggestions for special acts we are always looking for ideas.

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association reserves the right to make changes to events schedule, rules and payout/added money as deemed necessary.

You will be sure to see Rodeo Clowns, Grand Entry presentations and lots of good old fashioned grit and gumption as young and old bring their best to CWWR performances. Contestants will be vying for an All Around Saddle Award to be awarded to the contestant with the most money earned in 2 events. Ranch Bronc Riding continues to be one of our most popular events so we will continue it every other week and for the FINALS with a buckle! Hide Race another of the favorites alternates with Ranch Broncs and is a buckle series as well. .

July 1ST -- Our Independence Day, 4th of July Celebration.

Join us July 1st for a star spangled celebration. You will see a lot of flag waving, pride for our country and patriotic decorations. If you get there early you might even get one of the many hand held flags to wave that we give away. Garfield County Fair and Rodeo Royalty will be treating us to a special routine as well as continuing to help us with Grand Entry.

Also, July 1st-- Joe Carr

Joe Carr, funny man/rodeo clown will return. Young and old will be sure to enjoy Joe's rodeo antics and will gasp and cheer as bulls ram the barrel he takes shelter in during the bull riding. Joe has been entertaining rodeo fans in the west for seventeen plus years.

July 8th -- The One Arm Bandit

Since 1988, John Payne, The One Arm Bandit has thrilled rodeo fans around the world. He rides a variety of good horses and mules in his full throttle exhibition of genuine cowboy skills with longhorn steers, buffalo and wild horses. Moving all these animals around an arena the show reaches its grand finale with all atop a custom stock trailer reflecting the excitement and true spirit of the west!

John has received the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Entertainer of the Year 15 Times.

Time to Ride -- July 8th, July 15th and July 29th.

Alpine Animal Hospital “Time to Ride” will feature horseback rides for kids in a special pen, lessons on horse care, and the opportunity for questions and answers. The rides will be offered from 5:30 to 8:00. Riders need to be lined up by the riding pen near the picnic pavilion prior to 8:00. At 8:00, they will not be allowing anyone else to line up, so they can complete the riding activity for those lined up prior to 8:00. Chuck Maker, DVM and Sonia Marzec of Alpine Equine Hospital have graciously pulled together this special activity. Thank you also to Lisa Flynn of Aspen Riding Academy for providing the horses. Laura Martin and Lisa Nieslanik are on deck as well to bring horses if needed. This activity has been a favorite of kids at the rodeo and has brought many a smile to adults as well. Be sure and tell them how much you enjoy Time to Ride.

July 15th --- Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?

Come on out July 15, 2021  for a Special Celebration!!
BE THERE IN PINK

R & A Enterprises is our Tough Enough to Wear Pink Sponsor. They have been sponsoring our TETWP rodeo for several years now and invite everyone to come out and honor those who have fought the tough fight against breast cancer. We honor all who have fought valiantly this difficult battle, knowing that some continue the fight, some have overcome and some have succumbed. We hope that research can increase the numbers that beat breast cancer all all cancers. A portion of the proceeds goes each year to help fight the fight.

Do you know a family member or close friend whose life was impacted by breast cancer? Chances are you do. You too can join the western community in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against cancer! The Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital will receive a portion of the rodeo proceeds.

Seeking additional sponsors for TETWP! Call CWWRA, President Mike Kennedy at 970-379-3907 for more information.

Join us for a special  celebration of cancer survivors at our rodeo on  Thursday July 15th at 7:30pm.  It's the western community's way toward the cure. Come join us in remembering those we have lost to cancer and showing your support of those fighting the fight.

August 5, 2021 -- Tomas Garcilazo trick riding and roping act.

Tomas is said to be all the rave this year on the rodeo circuit and we are super lucky to get him. Cowboy Country Magazine featured Tomas in TOMAS GARCILAZO ~ CHARRO ON THE ROAD on March 14, 2021. This article stated, "The charro who introduced Canadians to a unique lifestyle has taken his amazing skills as a rope handler and horse trainer to the “non-rodeo” world — and won it all. Tomas Garcilazo, a four-time winner of the PRCA Specialty Act Award, has performed multiple times in Canada, most notably at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Garcilazo won the $100,000 top prize on the “Go-Big Show” on TBS.

Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council will be frequenting the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo this season

2021 RFV horse council logo

The Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council is a Sponsor of the Wild West Carbondale Rodeo. We are committed to the preservation of our valley’s western culture and the heritage of the horse. Sign up for a $5.00 lifetime membership with RFVHC, which gives all members a discount at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop. Join the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council now to help Create Preservation for a Sustainable, Generational, and Legacy Equestrian Community! http://www.rfvhorsecouncil.org

Hawaiian Night August 12, 2021

No matter if you want to celebrate the heritage of the Paniolo, remember your last visit or just wear a loud shirt, the Carbondale Rodeo’s annual Hawaiian night, August 10th is sure to be a colorful night. Want to see cowboys in grass skirts? This is the night.

Aug 19, 2021 Last Rodeo of the Season

Finals and Awards Night

See who wins the All Around Saddle and the event buckles. It is always a heated competition to the end. The cowgirls and cowboys BRING their all to have the bragging rights and the buckle too!