Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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April 15, 2021

Seeking 2021 CWWR Photographer

We are currently looking for a photographer for the 2021 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo season from June 3rd through August 19th. Sam Lipscomb our 2019 photographer is not able to commit to the 2021 season as her family grew in the fall of 2019 with the addition of a new baby boy much to the joy of his older sister and parents. The newest addition isn’t quite ready to join the rodeo circuit on a weekly basis.

It has been the goal of CWWR to work with up and coming photographers that are getting their career started or attending college or trade school with the goal of making photography a part of their career and worklife. We have worked with CMC in the past and are reaching out to them as well. However, if you or someone you know of might be interested in being the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo photographer for the 2021 season and potentially a year or two beyond that, please contact Mike Kennedy, CWWRA Board President at 970-379-3907 or [email protected]

There is compensation and we provide free pizza and drinks each week to rodeo staff and volunteers. Our goal is to provide experience and help a student or beginning photographer build their portfolio. However, we would also consider a photographer who just wants to have some fun and get some great shots at the rodeo with a minimum compensation. As a non-profit we strive to provide scholarships and provide funding to charitable causes so we are limited in what we can pay a photographer and still contribute to worthwhile causes and in support of youth. Photos will be used on facebook and on the CWWR website. You are encouraged to offer your photos for sale and your contact info will be available on our website. If you fit either of these categories and would like to be our 2021 CWWR photographer please give us a shout.

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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!!