Tickets on sale now for the annual Spring Rodeo

The Angola Prison Rodeo is back Saturday and Sunday April 21-22, offering the best in prison rodeo excitement! Warden Darrel Vannoy invites the public to view the wildest rodeo show in the south. Watch as Angola offender cowboys compete in heart-stopping events like – Convict Poker, Wild Cow Milking, Bull Riding, and the world famous Guts-n-Glory. The gates to one of the most famous prisons in the world open at 9 a.m., and the “Wildest Show in the South!” starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20.00 and all seats are reserved. ONLY Rodeo Tickets will be sold. NO separate Arts and Crafts Tickets will be available.

Rodeo fans are encouraged to come early to hear outstanding offender bands, feast on a wide array of the south’s best food, and shop the unique and affordable offender-made arts and crafts, including jewelry, leather craft, paintings, woodwork, lawn and garden furniture, and toys. Little rodeo fans will also enjoy special attractions just for them, including pony rides, space walks, carnival games, an antique carousel, and lots more!

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, or by calling 225-655-2030 or 225-655-2607, 8:30 a.m - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Rodeo proceeds assist with the funding of cutting edge re-entry programs which work to create less crime victims upon release.

Contributed by La. Dept. of Public Safety and Corrections