Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Paula Mayer photo
July 12, 2021

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo in the News

The community around Carbondale Wild West Rodeo are so thankful for each other… thankful for our fans, contestants, volunteers, photographers, rodeo secretary, announcer, timers, judges, bull fighters, rodeo clowns, specialty acts, Senior Matters, 4-H Club, RF High Volleyball, CWWR board, Town of Carbondale and employees, and the media who steps up and covers the action and the people of the rodeo. It truly does take a community of folks to pull the rodeo together and to make it a fun and successful event week after week.

We want to give a shout out to a couple of folks we truly appreciate for covering the rodeo in the local news. Thanks for spreading the word about “”Our Small Town Rodeo, Big Time Fun”.

Thank you Chelsea Self for covering the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo in the Post Independent. As one of your articles states — We are “A Close-knit Community at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo”. We’re proud to have you as a part of our community. Here’s Chelsea’s most recent articles.

Paula Mayer, one of our Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Photographers, has been keeping CWWR in the news at the Sopris Sun. Thank you Paula for your love of the west and the people who bring their strength, grit and perseverance to all they do each and every day; and to make our rodeo into a community loved event.

Let’s rodeo!

¡Vámonos al rodeo!

Just another day at the office for José Cano

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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.