Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Blizzard and Boo -- Rodeo Entertainers
June 28, 2015

July 2nd CWWR to Feature Blizzard and Boo; and Josh Rogan Rocks the Rodeo

July 2, 2015 Specialty Act– Blizzard and Boo

We are pleased to announce Blizzard and Boo will be appearing at the CWWR July 2nd. Excerpt from — Who are “Blizzard and Boo?”, you ask. Well….. “Blizzard” is a 9 year old, registered Texas Longhorn that weighs in at 2000 pounds and “Boo” is 110 petite pounds (when you put rocks in her pockets) of PURE heart. Blizzards’ devotion and Boos’ smile are unrelenting, bringing joy and astonishment to all audiences. Blizzards abilities seem endless when he performs, both in and out of the arenas. Blizzard will load into X-large chutes for grander entry. The pair perform under saddle, bareback or with just a bull rope. Blizzards gentle nature and love of performing make him the perfect crowd pleasure. Blizzard will be greeting attendees and with time for petting, visiting and photos. Blizzard and Boo AWH!!! the audience with their pedestal mount, pole bending, superb reining, cone racing and agility maneuvers.

Show your patriotism and wear RED, WHITE AND BLUE to honor our GREAT COUNTRY — THE USA!! Josh Rogan will again be rocking the Gus Darien Arena with his Americana, Rock N Roll, and Blues. There will be loads of family fun!! Bring your picnic dinner or visit Slow Groovin BBQ for great rodeo food. Senior Matters offers Grandma’s Cookies and snocones; and the Boy Scouts and Garfield County Rodeo Royalty offer popcorn for your snacking needs. Start your July 4th early and join us at the CWWR on Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30. Spectators will receive complimentary hand held American flags or patriotic pinwheels to wave during the rodeo and take home as keepsakes.

Small Town Rodeo — Big Time Fun!!

Come back July 9th for more special entertainment.

July 9, 2015 — Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey set to perform. Josh Rogan Returns with his Music.

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey truly a fan favorite, 3-Time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, and an international star who has been putting smiles on faces for years. Whiplash is a 20 yr old Capuchin Monkey who has been riding since he was two yrs old. He travels the country herding wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and events. Whiplash never misses a chance to show his skills and cowboy spirit, as he rides his trusty Border Collie, mount. Learn more at

Josh Rogan is a local Singer, Songwriter, & Guitarist who has appeared at the CWWR in 2014 and 2015. Josh will appear again on August 6th. Josh’s music embodies Americana, Rock N Roll, and Blues. He writes what he lives. See more at

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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.