Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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March 13, 2022

Seeking 2022 Rodeo Photographer to Join Our Team

We are currently looking for a photographer for the 2022 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo season from June 2nd through August 18th. Paula Mayer, our 2021 photographer, is returning and we are looking for a second photographer to be part of the team.

This position provides real world experience shooting a western sports/action event. It is a goal of CWWR to work with up and coming
photographers who are getting their career started or attending school with the goal of being a professional photographer. We would also consider an established photographer who just wants to have some fun and get some great shots at the rodeo. As a non-profit we strive to provide scholarships and funding to charitable causes, and we couldn’t do this without our volunteers. The photographer position has a small stipend for compensation, as well as pizza and beverage at each rodeo.

Photos will be used on Facebook, CWWR website, and CWWR Flickr.
Photographer keeps copyright and licensing. You are encouraged to offer your photos for sale and your contact info will be available on our website. If you or someone you know of might be interested in being the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo photographer for the 2022 season and potentially a year or two beyond that, please contact Ginny Harrington, CWWRA Web Coordinator at 970-318-0076 or [email protected]

Minimum requirements: proficiency in Adobe LR or Photoshop, comfortable around livestock, willing to work in all weather conditions..

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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.