Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

How to register

Registration INformation

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. 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.

2023 Tentative Entry Fees

(CWWRA reserves the right to raise entry fees as deemed necessary.)

Entry Fees are as follows:

  • Bull Riding$50
  • 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: Beginning June 10, 2014 the age has been changed to 13 and under.) (Note: 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.)
  • Junior Bull Riding – $30
  • 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.

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!!