Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine


Enter up Tuesday May 30th, 2023 for the first Carbondale Wild West Rodeo of season on June 1, 2023

All Competitors for the first CWWR of the 2023 season June 1st, must enter up on May 30th, 6:00-8:00pm via phone. All events except for the calf scramble must call in to enter up for the first rodeo of the season. Calf Scramble participants can sign up the night of the rodeo. Entry number is 970-923-9270.

Attn: June 1st rodeo will have the Hide Race and Bulls Only (no Broncs). The hide race will  then be every other week and we will alternate the weeks between Bulls and Ranch Broncs for the remainder of the season. Exception is the Finals rodeo August 17th, when both Hide Race and Ranch Broncs will be held. Be sure and tell your fellow Ranch Bronc and Hide Race Contestants! See schedules here:

Junior and Open Barrels Rule Change — Effective July 23, 2015. Junior age barrel racers can enter the Open Barrels but cannot enter both the Junior and Open Barrels in the same rodeo.

Call-ins will be from 6:00pm – 8:00pm each Tuesday, starting May 30th, 2023. The entry phone number is 970-923-9270 which is the same as Snowmass Rodeo. For entries after the first rodeo, your event may require phone entry throughout the rodeo season or pre-sign up sheet, at the previous week’s rodeo. Bull Riders, Bronc Riders, Steer Riders and Mutton busters must use the call-in line every week. Open and junior barrel racers who did not compete the previous week and sign up must use the call-in line.

You are required to complete a waiver form before your first competition. It is extremely helpful and keeps the line from being too long at the first rodeo if you will download the printable form, fill it out and bring it to your first rodeo of the season. Clink on this link – Waiver Agreement

On the evening of the Rodeo, there will be a sign-in sheet for ONLY the next week’s rodeo. Contestants may register on rodeo night at the rodeo grounds for the performance next week for all events EXCEPT Mutton busting. 

Ropers – you will need to make sure who you are roping with prior to calling or signing up for the next week’s rodeo. On the night of the rodeo, team ropers, dally ribbon ropers and barrel racers must pay by 5:30 pm and all other contestants must pay by 7:15pm.

Contestant check in times the night of the performance are as follows:

  • Bulls 7:00 pm
  • Team roping and dally ribbon ropers and barrel racers 5:30 pm
  • All others by 7:15 pm sharp — including Mutton Busters!

To Check – In, please see Katie Ford, Carbondale Rodeo Secretary, at the Secretary’s Window.

Tentative 2023 Entry Fees

(CWWRA reserves the right to raise entry fees as deemed necessary.) Any updates in fees will be posted as soon as available.

Entry Fees are as follows:

  • Bull Riding$50
  • Junior Bull Riding $30
  • Team Roping- $30 per person ($60 per team)
  • Ranch Bronc Riding – $50
  • Ladies Breakaway Roping – $40
  • Junior Breakaway Roping – $20
  • Dally Ribbon Roping – $25 per person ($50 per team)
  • Open Barrel Racing – $40
  • Junior Barrel Racing – $20 (*Note: Junior Barrel Racing is for contestants 13 and under as of June 3, 2021. This has been a rule change since June 10, 2014. Contestants whose 14th birthday falls after June 2, 2022 will be allowed to finish out the series. Another Rule change as of July 23, 2015 — Junior age barrel racers can enter the Open Barrels but cannot enter both the Junior and Open Barrels in the same rodeo.)
  • Steer Riding $25
  • Cowhide Race – $20 per team (Age to participate lowered to 14 effective beginning at July 9, 2015)
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.