Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Mutton Bustin' Clown by Cody Griebel, Rodeo Photographer
August 3, 2015

Upcoming Special Events — Aug. 6, 13, 20

Only 3 Rodeos Remain

Rodeo Season is winding down but don’t lose heart, there are still fun times to be had. See specific dates below for special events.

As always there are great activities for kids. Along with a chance to participate in Mutton Bustin’ and Calf Scramble, there will be opportunities for kids to take a horseback ride and learn about taking care of a horse on Aug. 6th. To participate in Mutton Bustin — Children MUST be under 50 pounds. Mutton busters must register through the call-in line on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm MDT. The call-in number is 970 923 9270. Mutton busters will not be allowed to ride on consecutive weeks unless we do not have enough participants signed up. Only the first ten plus three alternates will be allowed to participate each week. For both Mutton Bustin and Calf Scramble — All parents must sign the Entry Application and Release Form along with the Consent of Parent or Legal Guardian.

For Calf Scramble — Children must be 3-10 years old. No parents will be allowed to enter the arena. Sign-up will start at 5:30pm and end at 8:00pm at the rodeo secretary shed/registration booth. The parents of children that are signing up must be present when registering. All parents must sign the Entry Application and Release Form along with the Consent of Parent or Legal Guardian. Only children that have been given a wristband at the registration booth will be allowed to enter the arena.

There will be music for the whole family to enjoy on August 6th too!! On August 13th the whole family can join in on the fun of our annual Hawaiian Night Rodeo. You will see cowboys, cowgirls, horses and rodeo stock bedecked in Hawaiian print shirts, leis and grass skirts too!! There have even been a few cowboys in coconut bikini tops. You won’t want to miss this! Rodeo season ends on Aug. 20th with the finals rodeo.

August 6, 2015 — Time to Ride.

Alpine Animal Hospital “Time to Ride” will be at the CWWR on June 4th and August 6th. There will be horseback rides for kids in a special pen, lessons on horse care, and the opportunity for questions and answers.

Also August 6, 2015 — Josh Rogan to Perform.

Josh is a local Singer, Songwriter, & Guitarist who has appeared at the CWWR in 2014 and 2015. Josh’s music embodies Americana, Rock N Roll, and Blues. He writes what he lives. See more at

Hawaiian Night August 13, 2015

No matter if you want to celebrate the heritage of the Paniolo, remember your last visit or just wear a loud shirt, the Carbondale Rodeo’s annual Hawaiian night, August 13th is sure to be a colorful night. Want to see cowboys in grass skirts? This is the night.

Aug 20th Last Rodeo of the Season

See who wins the buckles. It is always a heated competition to the end. The cowgirls and cowboys BRING their all to have the bragging rights and the buckle too!

Mutton Bustin’ Clown by Cody Griebel, Rodeo Photographer.

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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.