Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

May 29, 2024

What you need to know for the 2024 Rodeo Season!

Thank you for joining us at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo on Thursday nights and supporting our efforts to stage a “Small Town Rodeo” that offers “Big Time Fun!”  So that you have a safe and enjoyable evening, the Town of Carbondale and the volunteers of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association would like you to observe the following:

1.  For your safety, NO PARKING ALONG COUNTRY ROAD 100. Please park in close proximity to the car/truck next to you.  Listen to parking volunteers for directions on where to park. Overflow parking is out the back gate on Willow Lane. Please do not block the driveways on Willow Lane and enter through the back gate from Willow Lane. 

2. Keep the lane around the arena clear of vehicles for ingress and egress and flow of emergency vehicles. 

3. Please leave your dogs at home. 

4. Please keep off and don’t stand or sit on the Arena Perimeter Fence.  It blocks the view of spectators and could prove hazardous when livestock crowd the fence. 

5. Parents, it’s recommended that you supervise and keep your small chidlren with you at all times to prevent possible accidents with horse rider or vehicles on the perimeter lane around the arena. Keep kids away and out of the back practice warm up area where the horses are. 

6. Food coolers, BBQ grills, and tailgate picnics are allowed.  No outside alcohol can be brought in.  A food and beverage caterer is located under the white tent on the east side of the main grandstand. 

7. Please pick up your trash and dispose of it properly or take it with you.  Please recycle. 

8. Port-a-potties are located on the west side of the main grandstand rodeo registration area and next to the white and green barn on the northeast side of the Rodeo Grounds. 

9. All rodeo contestants, including kids participating in Mutton Bustin’ and/or Calf Scramble must sign up and register for the event and sign a waiver at the registration booth west of the main grandstand.  Sign-up starts at 5:00 pm. 

10. Please use caution and drive safely when exiting as there are a lot of pedestrians and heavy traffic. 

11. The Wild West Rodeo Series is held every Thursday night, rain or shine, with the rodeo grand entry beginning at 7:30 pm, through August 22nd (Wild West Rodeo Finals). 

12. If interested in assisting us as a volunteer committee member of the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association, please contact Mike Kennedy, CWWRA President at (970) 379-3907‬ or email [email protected].

13. Free shuttle buses from Carbondale are available and you are encourage to ride them as parking is limited and congested. 

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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.