Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Join Us

Volunteer for the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Beginning in 2021 all volunteers are asked to complete a waiver. See the attached below:
  • Meet the Rodeo Contestants in person!
  • Look sharp in your Carbondale Wild West Rodeo red shirt!
  • Join us for the fun!
  • If you have experience working livestock, you can assist in the arena.
  • No livestock experience, you can help by assisting with contestant check-in or program distribution at the front & back gate and parking cars. We will train you with the skills you need.

To Join US

To join, contact Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]
or (970) 379-3907
You can also reach out to Melanie Cardiff at 970-379-0809 and Jashine Wise at 970-618-4325 to volunteer at the Secretary's shed or gates. Steve Turley at 970-390-5809 for volunteering in the arena. Tom Harrington can also answer arena and livestock questions for volunteering, reach him at 970-275-1165.
Download Contestant/Volunteer Waiver below:

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!!