Wild West Rodeo

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Tom and Roz Turnbull
May 23, 2017

Picnic Pavilion New Addition at Rodeo Arena to Honor Community and Pioneers

The Tom and Roz Turnbull Family are making a generous donation of a picnic pavilion at the Gus Darien Arena. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association genuinely appreciates the continued support of the Turnbull Family. Below Roz and Tom tell us a little more about the pavilion and why they felt it was something they wanted to do for the rodeo arena and for the community as a whole.

“Picnic Pavilion

About a year ago we were thinking it would be really nice to have a public picnic place that would serve as a remembrance for Roz’s parents Bob and Ditty Perry who ranched here for many years. They loved this valley and the Carbondale community and gave freely of their time and energy to help in numerous ways. Lots of old timers worked hard to make this community the place it is today and we wanted to do something that would honor all those hardy souls who have gone on but are not forgotten.

We thank all those who have made this possible with special thanks to Sherry Rubin for her persistence in keeping this idea moving forward and to Travis Jadwin and his Silvarado crew for building the pavilion. Our greatest hope is that it will get lots of use both summer and winter and will serve to remind us all of family, friends, and our western traditions and heritage.

Cheers to the “Wild West” crew, the board and many volunteers who make the rodeo a fun event!

The Turnbull Family
“Rodeo – It’s a Family Tradition”

In the near future panels will be added to portray some of Carbondale’s agricultural history and a fire pit added as well. Many people have come together to make this happen and we will be acknowledging them with a public thank you! ”

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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.