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.

2023 Rodeo Season

The 2023 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 1st and continue through Thursday, August 17th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.


Learn more about the changes and what to expect for the 2023 rodeo season here! 

Get Involved

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

Reserve Arena Side Parking

We are excited to announce the introduction of our premium arena side online parking reservation system new for the 2023 season!

Arena side parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at 12 pm through the rodeo season!

Leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early will no longer be allowed for the 2023 season!!  We hope you'll enjoy the convenience of reserving your premium arena-side parking in advance.  

Purchase your arena-side parking tickets HERE!!