Carbondale
Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Paula Mayer photo -- Brice Berentis Pickup Man
September 1, 2021

CWWR Photographer Paula Mayer — Sopris Sun Article on Pickup Men

Paula Mayer takes a closer look at the life saving job the rodeo pickup men perform around the rough stock events at a rodeo. It takes a special dedication to go into the fray of animal and rough stock contestant, while horseback and putting aside the thought that they as pickup men or their horses could end up a casualty to the frenzied action. The pickup men push these thoughts aside and go into the wreck to keep rider and horse or bull, and themselves and their mounts safe to ride another day.

Read the article for yourself:

Riding into the wreck

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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.

Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907