Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Mike and Jayme Goscha present the Trent Goscha Sportsmanship Award
September 14, 2017

2017 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Special Awards

August 17, 2017 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo — Photos and story by Julie Albrecht — You can see Julie’s photographs at and at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo facebook page
The non-profit Carbondale Wild West Rodeo was proud to present $5,000 to the Calaway Young Cancer Center and Valley View Hospital from the Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo, awarded a $1,000 scholarship each to Shannon Weeks and Nate Hoey, and with donations from friends, family and volunteers, the Trent Goscha Sportsmanship award to Lydia Hanrahan, the Spirit of Court Will Buckle Award to Walker Lassiter, the Court Will Saddle for High Money Winner to Nate Hoey, and a brand spankin’ new cowboy hat and lariat to long-time arena volunteer Tanner Hawkins. All this giving away extended the final rodeo of the season by a few minutes, but we think it was worth it! Thanks for a great season!!

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Welcome to the Rodeo

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.

2024 Rodeo Season

The 2024 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 6th, and continue through Thursday, August 22nd. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks. 

  • Gates open at 5 pm 
  • Slack is at 5:45 pm
  • Grand Entry is at 7:30
Get Involved

Join us in preserving the Western heritage of the Roaring Fork Valley by volunteering for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo! Contribute to a meaningful cause, build lasting connections, and enjoy personal satisfaction in supporting a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the spirit of the Wild West. Whether you're experienced with livestock or not, there's a role for you. Sign up today and make a difference at the Carbondale Rodeo!


To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907.

Reserve Arena Fence Parking

We are excited to continue the premium arena fence online parking reservation system for the 2024 season!

Arena fence parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at noon through the rodeo season and typically sell out within minutes.

Remember, leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early is no longer allowed. 

Learn more about premium arena fence parking tickets HERE.