Angola Prison Rodeo kicks off 50th year of wildest rodeo show in the South

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:32pm

The spring Angola Prison Rodeo is back Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 2014, 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 9:00 a.m., and the “Wildest Show in the South” starts at 2:00 p.m.

Premium seating $20.00 / regular seating is $15.00. All seats are reserved.

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 may 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 4:00 p.m. Rodeo proceeds promote moral-rehabilitation and reentry initiatives at Angola, as well as throughout the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections.


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