Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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August 13, 2018

August 16, 2018 is Hawaiian Night at Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Come join us for this week’s rodeo with an island flair. Summer is coming to a close and the kids are going back to school. This is one of the favorite rodeos of the season for young and old alike.

It’s been a long stressful summer with the drought and the fires. It can’t hurt to wish for a little tropical climate and the moisture to go with it.

You’ll see cowgirls and cowboys in grass skirts and lei’s, and previous years there’s even been sightings of coconut bras on arena volunteers. Maybe there will even be a muumuu or two. Let’s all get in the groove and celebrate like it’s a luau and end the summer with hope for a wet fall and winter.

Bring your picnic basket or visit Slow Groovin’, Senior Matters, The Creamery, or the 4-H concessions for some tasty treats.We’ll be handing out lei’s so you can join in the fun even if you don’t have any island wear in your closet.

Gates open at 5:30, Slack at 6:00, Grand Entry at 7:30

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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.