Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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July 4, 2021

July 8th CWWR Will Not Disappoint With Time to Ride and The One Arm Bandit

Time to Ride — July 8th, 15th and 29th.

Alpine Equine Hospital “Time to Ride” Join us for horseback rides for kids in a special pen, lessons on horse care, and the opportunity for questions and answers. This activity has been a favorite of kids at the rodeo and has brought many a smile to adults as well. Time to ride as a national organization shut down in 2019 but Alpine Equine Hospital was able to keep the energy going and were able to rally community ranches to help and put lots of kids in the saddle. Thank you, Chuck Maker, DVM at Alpine Equine Hospital, for continuing this program and Laura Martin, of RCM Miniature Cattle Co. and Martin Ranch, for providing horses. Be sure and tell them how much you enjoy Time to Ride.

The One Arm Bandit — July 8th, 2021

Since 1988, John Payne, The One Arm Bandit has thrilled rodeo fans around the world. He rides a variety of good horses and mules in his full throttle exhibition of genuine cowboy skills with longhorn steers, buffalo and wild horses. Moving all these animals around an arena the show reaches its grand finale with all atop a custom stock trailer reflecting the excitement and true spirit of the west! Everyone leaves amazed when The One Arm Bandit comes to town.

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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.


Learn more about the changes and what to expect for the 2023 rodeo season here! 

Get Involved

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

Reserve Arena Side Parking

We are excited to announce the introduction of our premium arena side online parking reservation system new for the 2023 season!

Arena side parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at 12 pm through the rodeo season!

Leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early will no longer be allowed for the 2023 season!!  We hope you'll enjoy the convenience of reserving your premium arena-side parking in advance.  

Purchase your arena-side parking tickets HERE!!