The Angola Prison Rodeo returns in October

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
The Angola Prison Rodeo is coming soon.

The Angola Prison Rodeo is back each Sunday in the month of October offering the best in prison rodeo excitement.

Warden Burl Cain invites the public to view the wildest rodeo show in the south. Witness black and white striped 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. All seats are only $15.00.

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 on-line at or by calling (225) 655-2030 or (225) 655-2607 Monday thru Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Rodeo proceeds promote moral-rehabilitation initiatives at Angola, as well as throughout the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.