Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Victoria Dempster photo
July 16, 2017

Guest Photographer Victoria Dempster Images June 29, 2017

June 29 2017 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo — Photos by Victoria Dempster — Guest Photographer

Victoria shared with us — I hope you like my photos – I loved the Carbondale rodeo. I had the amazing delight of experiencing the Carbondale Rodeo on Thursday 29th June. What an amazing rodeo! I have just moved to the USA from London. I have been travelling around photographing rodeos in Utah and Colorado, I find the rodeo to be an real insight into a part of american culture and life style. Everybody I meet on my travels are incredibly friendly and welcoming, I tried to capture the action and personalities the cowboys, cowgirls and the crowd. Thanks for a great evening.

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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.