Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Ranch Broncs 2016 by Cody Griebel
May 18, 2016

Ranch Bronc Riding and Hide Race Schedule for 2016 Season

Ranch Bronc Riding

The CWWR committee has added money of $300 this year. $50 Entry Fee. Limited to 10 Ranch Bronc Riders per rodeo. Held the second week of rodeo, then every other week and the finals week for a total of 6 weeks — June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, and August 18th – finals. It is a ‘ride as ride can’.

Cowhide Race

Age to participate lowered to 14 effective beginning on July 9, 2015 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. The Hide Race will now be held June 2nd, June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, and August 11th. $150 added money for each night scheduled.


  • Open Barrel Racing–Slack
  • Team Roping #8–Slack
  • Team Roping #11–Slack
  • Royalty Introduction
  • Prayer
  • National Anthem
  • Bull Riding (1st go round)
  • Ladies Breakaway Roping
  • Team Roping #8 and #11
  • Mutton Bustin’ (under 50 lbs.) must sign waiver
  • Dally Ribbon Roping
  • Specialty Act (as scheduled)
  • Hide Race (alternating with Ranch Broncs, 1st date June 2nd and alternating weeks after that.)
  • Ranch Bronc Riding (as scheduled, June 9th and every other rodeo including finals Aug 18th.)
  • Junior Breakaway Roping
  • Junior Barrels
  • Junior Bulls
  • Steer Riding
  • Calf Scramble (age 3-10 yrs.) must sign waiver, get wrist band
  • Open Barrel Racing
  • Bull Riding (2nd go round)

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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.