Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

June 9, 2015

Volunteers Always Welcome — Thank You to 2014 Volunteers

If you have been to the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, you will have noticed a multitude of folks wearing red Carbondale Wild West Rodeo shirts. These folks are the legion of volunteers it takes to have the rodeo run smoothly. The CWWR depends on these fine folks week after week. There are still opportunities to volunteer — whether you have one Thursday evening to donate your time, 3 or 4 nights, or the whole 12 rodeos of the season — we welcome you to join us. To join us contact Melanie at: [email protected] (970) 379-0809

We want to thank our 2014 Volunteers:
Following is the list of the 2014 Rodeo helpers. Without these folks in the arena, the crow’s nest, the secretary shed, the parking lots, behind the chutes and those even further behind the scenes working on the website, and Facebook, and hanging up posters, and spreading the word; we wouldn’t have the fantastic rodeo we do year after year. Without the dedicated stock contractors you wouldn’t see the superior bucking stock, or roping cattle each week. We thank all of these folks.

Steve Turley, Peter Grange, Paul Grange, Carrie Washburn, Randy Melton, Marcelo Cruz, Todd Shipley, Adam Bugner, Christina Medved, Charlotte Perry White, Stephanie Schilling, Stacie Hixson, Julie Albrecht, Tanner Hawkins, Roaring Fork High School Boy Basketball, Larry Williams, Brian Soucie, Ginny Harrington, Maxine Harris, Diane Teague, Clayton Everhart, Katie Ford, Orin Moon, Ralph Fritzlan, Red Harper, Jerry Berentis, Bryce Berentis, Matt Nieslanik, Rick Arbaney, Sam Bevan, Perry Will, Steve Groom, Bo Wertz, Amber Wertz, Susie Rupert, Bonnie Fergen, Cody Griebel, Tyler Kantas, and Brett Tonozzi.

As well as your Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board members, Mike Kennedy, Dave Weimer, Tom Harrington and Melanie Cardiff who volunteer all of their time, contributing hundreds of hours to produce this 12 week rodeo series.

When you see these individuals, please take the time to tell them “thank you.” Without all these individuals we would not be able to continue to produce the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo.

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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.