Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Cody Griebel photo
June 25, 2019

Mutton Bustin’ Rule Change Effective June 27, 2019

Mutton Bustin’ Rules–

IMPORTANT UPDATE as of June 27, 2019 see *** below

  • Children MUST be ***older than 3 years of age*** and under 50 pounds.
  • Mutton busters must register through the call-in line on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm MDT
    beginning June 4, 2019. The call-in number is 970 923 9270.
  • Mutton busters will not be allowed to ride on consecutive weeks unless we do not have enough participants signed up.
  • Only the first ten plus three alternates will be allowed to participate each week.
  • All parents must sign the Entry Application and Release Form along with the Consent of Parent or Legal Guardian.

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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!!