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February 17, 2016

Seeking Sponsorships for the 2016 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Why sponsor the Rodeo?

02/16/2016 We are closing in on the 2016 rodeo season.The CWWRA board has spent countless hours since the 2015 finals rodeo planning for a great 2016 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo season. One of the main responsibilities of the board is acquiring sponsorships. The rodeo would not be possible without the generosity of our tremendous sponsors. The 2016 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Event Sponsorships Are Going Fast; however, we do have a need for more sponsorships!

Our top level, Gus Darien Arena Sponsorship is available, as well as Premium Sponsorships, General Sponsorships, and Friends of the Rodeo; however, there are a limited number of Events Sponsorships remaining.****1st Go-Round of Bull Riding has just become available (March 1, 2016). This is one of our most popular events and this sponsorship had been spoken for the last 10 years. Now is your chance to garner one of our top advertising spots.

Not all of the Event Sponsorships may be available, as we offer our existing sponsors the right of first refusal. Please contact Mike Kennedy or Dave Weimer (their contact information is listed below) to determine if the sponsorship level that you are interested in is available.You can be the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Program Sponsor, 1st Go-Round Bull Riding, also available are the ever popular Jr. Bull Riding and Ladies Breakaway Roping. (Call Mike or Dave — contact info below for more information.) Also, a limited number of $650 and $750 level sponsorships are still available. These are all great opportunities to showcase your business in the valley, or to let the community know how much your family cares about continuing the great tradition of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo.

Call Mike Kennedy, CWWRA Board Pres. (970 379-3907) or Dave Weimer , CWWRA Board V. Pres. (970 618-6824) and they can help you to find the right sponsorship opportunity for you.

**Note:Click on this link and see pdf at the bottom of this page for more information on the benefits of being a sponsor and the levels of sponsorships.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association (CWWRA) is a 501c3, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun, family oriented rodeo. Along with the financial obligations of running the rodeo, CWWRA invests funds back into the rodeo facilities and contributes portions of gate monies to worthy organizations in the community. Your CWWRA board members are Pres. Mike Kennedy, V. Pres. Dave Weimer, Sec. Melanie Cardiff, and Treas. Tom Harrington.

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo has enjoyed continued steady growth year after year. We are proud to once again bring you a “Small Town Rodeo, Big Time Fun!” However, without the help of sponsors we couldn’t offer the caliber of rodeo that our spectators and participants have come to enjoy year after year. Sponsors play a very important role by making it possible for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association (CWWRA) to bring this very successful event to the Western Slope. We hope you will consider being a sponsor for the 2016 rodeo season.

Sponsoring the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is an effective and affordable way to reach your customers in the Roaring Fork Valley. With a sponsorship you will get weekly exposure during the Rodeo to an average of 1000 diverse people who are residents and visitors of our Valley. In addition, your signs will be viewed at multiple arena events throughout the year and by thousands of motorists on County Road 100.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Visibility to 15,000 plus attendees during the season, which is every Thursday night, starting on the first Thursday in June and runs for 12 consecutive weeks
  • A 4′ x 4′ sign in the arena (Sponsors are responsible for having their own signs made) and an ad in event program. Ad size varies on sponsorship level.
  • Reinforce your name, brand, and logo to a loyal and brand-conscious spectator audience
  • Your business and/or family name listed on the CWWRA website with a link to your website and listing of your contact information. Check it out at ! !
  • CWWRA now has a Facebook page which offers further recognition of our sponsors throughout the rodeo season. We currently have 8,000 “likes”!!
  • Free Individual event tickets for the rodeo. Number of tickets varies on sponsorship level.

Join the Carbondale Rodeo Community — Become a Sponsor!

Call Mike Kennedy at (970 379-3907) or Dave Weimer at (970 618-6824) to find out how a sponsorship can work for you and to see what is available. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association 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 to residents and visitors.

The CWWRA is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors who receive no financial compensation.

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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.