Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Josh Rogan -- Americana, Rock N Roll, and Blues July 9
July 6, 2015

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey To Make Appearance July 9

July 9, 2015 — Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey set to perform and Josh Rogan Returns with his music.

Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey truly a fan favorite, 3-Time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, and an international star who has been putting smiles on faces for years. Whiplash is a 20 yr old Capuchin Monkey who has been riding since he was two yrs old. He travels the country herding wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and events. Whiplash never misses a chance to show his skills and cowboy spirit, as he rides his trusty Border Collie, mount. Learn more at

Josh Rogan is a local Singer, Songwriter, & Guitarist who has appeared at the CWWR in 2014 and 2015. Josh appears July 9th and again on August 6th. Josh’s music embodies Americana, Rock N Roll, and Blues. He writes what he lives. See more at

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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.

2023 Rodeo Season

The 2023 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 1st and continue through Thursday, August 17th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.


Learn more about the changes and what to expect for the 2023 rodeo season here! 

Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907

Reserve Arena Side Parking

We are excited to announce the introduction of our premium arena side online parking reservation system new for the 2023 season!

Arena side parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at 12 pm through the rodeo season!

Leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early will no longer be allowed for the 2023 season!!  We hope you'll enjoy the convenience of reserving your premium arena-side parking in advance.  

Purchase your arena-side parking tickets HERE!!