Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

June 27, 2022

CWWR Independence Day Celebration – June 30th

No better place to start your Independence Day Festivities than the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. Join us Thursday, June 30th to kick off your 4th of July celebration. Bring your food coolers, BBQ grills, and tailgate picnics are allowed. Or leave the cooking and refreshments to Slow Groovin’ BBQ, Senior Matters with snocones and nachos, and our two youth organizations; 4-H and Roaring Fork Volleyball serving up hot, buttery, fresh popcorn.

Your Gus Darien Rodeo Arena will be all decked out in patriotic fanfare and contestants have been known to join in the celebration dressing up in their best red, white and blue and bedazzling their horses too. The bulls and the broncs are sure to thrill you and kids can’t resist joining in on the calf scramble. Be sure to get their wrist bracelets ahead of time at the Secretary Shed so they are allowed into the arena to join in the joy and laughter the Calf Scramble brings to all. Come join us!

Gates for the general public open at 5:30 p.m. Slack for Team Roping and Open Barrels (if applicable) starts no later than 6:00 p.m. Grand Entry is at 7:30 for the rodeo performance. If you get there early you might get one of the mini hand-held flags we give away. We look forward to seeing you at the best Small Town Rodeo, Big Time Fun around.

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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!!