Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

July 14, 2023

Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink?

July 20th, 2023 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo will honor all those who have been impacted by cancer in our community with the Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo and we need your help.

On July 20th, let’s turn the Gus Darien Arena into a sea of PINK! Are you tough enough??? Contestants, fans, and volunteers–we’re calling on all of you to step up and wear that vibrant hue!! So grab that pink shirt, pink bandana, or even a pink ribbon tied around your hat and show everyone that you’re tough enough to wear PINK in support of a cause that hits too close to home for so many.

This isn’t just any ol’ rodeo!  We’re saddling up to raise awareness and show our support for those in our community fighting the toughest battle of their lives– breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds will benefit patients at Valley View Hospital’s Callaway-Young Cancer Center.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo isn’t just about the thrills and spills. It’s about honoring the brave souls who have and are currently facing the fight against cancer.  This rodeo is about raising awareness, supporting research and letting the survivors in our community know that they are not alone in this battle. We hope you’ll join us!

Together, let’s make a difference.

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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.