Special Events

2017 Special Events

2017 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo dates -- Every Thursday June 1st thru August 17th.

Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp

WE ARE STILL WORKING ON 2017 DATES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. If you have any suggestions for special acts we are always looking for ideas.

Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association reserves the right to make changes to events schedule, rules and payout/added money as deemed necessary.

You will be sure to see Rodeo Clowns, Grand Entry presentations and lots of good old fashioned grit and gumption as young and old bring their best to CWWR performances. Ranch Bronc Riding continues to be one of our most popular year events so we will continue it every other week and for the FINALS with a buckle! Hide Race another of the favorites alternates with Ranch Broncs and is a buckle series as well. .

June 1st, July 6th (our 4th of July rodeo celebration) -- Josh Rogan

Josh will be entertaining us with his brand of singing and guitar playing that has been described as “dark bluesy rock might just as easily have hopped from the same rail that carried Elvis into Memphis, or drifted ashore in the same Baha tide that produced Chris Isaak.” Josh has been a most welcome fixture of the CWWR the last few seasons. You don't want to miss Josh singing the National Anthem and more.

July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, and August 3rd. -- Time to Ride

Alpine Animal Hospital “Time to Ride” There will be horseback rides for kids in a special pen, lessons on horse care, and the opportunity for questions and answers. Be sure and visit them and tell them how much you enjoy Time to Ride. If it proves popular they may offer more dates.

June 1st & 10th -- Tentative Reining Demonstration

Alpine Animal Hospital will be doing a reining demonstration.

July 13 -- Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey will be entertaining fans at the CWWR. Whiplash is truly a fan favorite. He is the world’s smallest cowboy, 3-Time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, and an international star who has been putting smiles on faces for years. Whiplash is a Capuchin Monkey who has been riding since he was two years old. He travels the country herding wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and other events. Whiplash, dressed in his cowboy hat, silk scarf, chaps and Justin Boots, never misses a chance to show his skills and cowboy spirit as he rides his trusty Border Collie mount, Boogie. Learn more at www.whiplashthecowboymonkey.com and https://www.facebook.com/whiplash.cowboymonkey/ We will have double the fun with Whiplash and Joe Carr, funny man/rodeo clown.

June 29, July 13 and August 10 -- funny man/rodeo clown, Joe Carr

Young and old will be sure to enjoy Joe's rodeo antics and will gasp and cheer as bulls ram the barrel he takes shelter in during the bull riding. Joe has been entertaining rodeo fans in the west for fourteen plus years.

Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council will be frequenting the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo this season

RFV Horse council

The Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council is a Sponsor of the Wild West Carbondale Rodeo. We are committed to the preservation of our valley’s western culture and the heritage of the horse. Sign up for a $5.00 lifetime membership with RFVHC, which gives all members a discount at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop. Join the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council now to help Create Preservation for a Sustainable, Generational, and Legacy Equestrian Community! http://www.rfvhorsecouncil.org

July 20 --- Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?

Come on out July 20, 2017  for a Special Celebration!!
BE THERE IN PINK

R & A Enterprises is our returning Tough Enough to Wear Pink Sponsor. They have been sponsoring our TETWP rodeo for a few years now and invite everyone to come out and honor those who have fought the tough fight against breast cancer. We honor all who have fought valiantly this difficult battle, knowing that some continue the fight, some have overcome and some have succumbed. We hope that research can increase the numbers that beat breast cancer all all cancers. A portion of the proceeds goes each year to help fight the fight.

Do you know a family member or close friend whose life was impacted by breast cancer? Chances are you do. You too can join the western community in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against cancer! The Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital will receive a portion of the rodeo proceeds.

Also joining as a sponsor this year is Crystal River Spas. They will have a hot pink hot tub parked arena side and will be raising funds for cancer through selling off a arena side dip in the hot pink hot tub. Be sure and bring your swimsuit for a chance to get in the hot tub for front row rodeo action.

Seeking additional sponsors for TETWP! Call CWWRA, President Mike Kennedy at 970-379-3907 for more information.

Join us for a special  celebration of cancer survivors at our rodeo on  Thursday July 20th at 7:30pm.  It's the western community's way toward the cure. Come join us in remembering those we have lost to cancer and showing your support of those fighting the fight.

Hawaiian Night August 10, 2017

No matter if you want to celebrate the heritage of the Paniolo, remember your last visit or just wear a loud shirt, the Carbondale Rodeo’s annual Hawaiian night, August 10th is sure to be a colorful night. Want to see cowboys in grass skirts? This is the night.

Aug 17th Last Rodeo of the Season

See who wins the buckles. It is always a heated competition to the end. The cowgirls and cowboys BRING their all to have the bragging rights and the buckle too!