Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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May 29, 2018

Are You Ready — It’s Time to Rodeo!!

Kickoff your summer season with the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Join us Thursday June 7th for the first rodeo of the 12 week season. You won’t regret it. There will be plenty of thrills and spills, activities for the kids, time with family, meeting new folks and enjoying the beautiful setting of the Gus Darien Arena. You can bring your own picnic or take a night off and enjoy barbecue from Slow Groovin’; nachos and snocones from Senior Matters, and popcorn from the Boy Scouts and local 4-H.

Gates open at 5:30pm, Slack is at 6:00pm (For those who don’t know — slack is where the overload of team ropers and barrel racers compete as we only have time for so many in the performance. The slack participants are competing against the contestants in the main event.), Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo will be held Every Thursday: June 7 – August 23, 2018.

  • For more information on kids events see this link
  • Be in the know with facts about the rodeo
  • Purchasing Tickets
  • More about the great food
  • Learn about the special activities planned
  • A big thank you to our sponsors. Visit this link to learn about our great sponsors and be sure and frequent their businesses or thank those families who help make the rodeo possible


Your Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is the place to be every Thursday night from June 7th through August 23rd.

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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.