The Angola Prison Rodeo is just around the corner!

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Angola Prison Rodeo is back every Sunday in October offering the best in prison rodeo excitement!

The Angola Prison Rodeo is back every Sunday in the month of October. (KNOE) -

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 9:00 a.m., and the "Wildest Show in the South!" starts at 2:00 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 crafts, paintings, woodwork, lawn and garden furniture, and toys.

"Little rodeo fans will also enjoy special attractions just for them, including pony rides, spacewalks, 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 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Rodeo proceeds assist with the funding of cutting edge re-entry programs which work to create fewer crime victims upon release.

For more information, members of the press may contact Louisiana State Penitentiary:
E-mail: or
Gary Young: (225) 655-2415
Tammie Jones: (225) 655-2415