Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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August 8, 2017

Trent Goscha Sportsmanship Award Nominations Sought by August 15th

Accepting Nominations for the Trent Goscha Sportsmanship Award

Volunteers and Contestants of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and the Carbondale gymkhana are eligible. If you know of someone who puts in the extra effort at the rodeo and/or gymkhana and is always supporting others in our rodeo or gymkhana family nominate them for this new award in memory of Trent Goscha. Trent loved the rodeo and admired all the competitors and volunteers who made it possible. He was always hanging around offering a helping hand and cheering folks on with his infectious smile. Just submit a written nomination to one of your CWWRA board members by note or email by August 15th and the winner will be announced at the rodeo finals on August 17th. The winner will receive a 2017 CWWR buckle. You can email [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected]. You can drop off nominations at the secretary’s shed this Thursday at rodeo or catch Melanie as well. She or one of the board members can be found driving the golf cart.

Sorry for the late notice of how to nominate. This is a new award and it took a while to figure out how we wanted to take nominations.

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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.