Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Todd Shipley
February 11, 2022

Celebration of Life — Todd Shipley

All of us at Carbondale Wild West Rodeo — our board, volunteers, contestants and spectators are saddened by the passing of Todd Shipley. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. Todd lit up the rodeo and was always in the heat of the action as a volunteer pulling the rope and throwing open the bucking chute. He was always up for joining in on the fun and giving his all to the rodeo.

The Shipley family will be holding a Celebration of Life for Todd on April 30th at the Gus Darien Arena in Carbondale from 9:00 to 4:00. Please join them and share your memories of Todd and how he touched your lives. We will post updates as we learn more.

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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!!