Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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May 12, 2020

Will Rodeo Return This Summer?

Your Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association Board looks forward to when we can be up close and personal cheering on our great rodeo contestants, enjoying a snocone from Senior Matters, some awesome barbecue, popcorn from 4-H and a lot of laughter and thrills. We miss you all and have been planning all winter and spring for a fantastic 2020 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Season. However, we want to practice caution and insure that all are safe when we gather together again. We will rodeo when the Town of Carbondale allows use of the Gus Darien Arena and for people to gather together in groups. As soon as we know an opening date we will let you know here and on our facebook page

It is unlikely that we will be able to hold a full 12 week series this year.

Here’s our facebook message on the rodeo this summer

Check back often to find out the latest.

We send out our best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity for all. We know that this has been a tough season with loss of income for many and such an abrupt change in all our lives. We send our heartfelt condolences for those who have lost someone in their lives. Until we can meet again, keep your cinch tight and hold on for this ride that we call life. You never know when it will try to buck you off. One thing we believe is that you all are resilient and we can overcome this challenge together.

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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.