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.

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.