Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

May 16, 2023

CWWR Needs American Flag Carrier

Photography Credit | Paula Mayer Photography

‼CALLING ALL COWGIRLS‼ We’re looking for a new American flag 🇺🇸 carrier for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo grand entry for the 2023 season! Tryouts will be held on WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH at 5:30pm at the Gus Darien Arena. The ideal candidate is a seasoned rider who can do a hot lap while carrying the American flag. This position requires a season-long commitment every Thursday from June – August. If you’re interested, contact Melanie by phone or text at 970-379-0809 and come tryout!!  Photography Credit | @paulamayerphotography

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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.