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Angola Prison Rodeo & Craft Show

April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The Angola Rodeo.  The Wildest Show on Earth!

The Angola Rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in the nation, is held twice a year, in the spring and fall. The Spring rodeo normally being in the third weekend in April and the Fall rodeo every Sunday in October.

The popularity of the Angola Rodeo has grown so large that the stadium has been enlarged numerous times.  All rodeos have sold out in recent years, and it is therefore strongly recommended to purchase tickets well in advance.

Information on dates, times and tickets can be found at their website at: http://www.angolarodeo.com  Each year, Angola Inmate Artists are challenged by the Warden to create/design a commemorative poster. The Rodeo Committee reviews all artwork submitted and makes the final selection. Posters can be purchased at the rodeo or obtained by contacting a rodeo representative at (225) 655-2060 or 2133.

Directions from St. Francisville; Travel north on Hwy. 61 for approximately 2 miles. Shortly after passing the West Feliciana High School (appearing on your right), turn left onto Hwy. 66 using the turning lane provided. (A rodeo sign appears on the right side of Hwy. 61.) The 20-mile long highway ends at the penitentiary’s front gate.

Rodeo tickets (which include hobbycraft entry) will be sold for $20 online and at the Spring Rodeo.  Once rodeo is sold out, there will be NO HOBBYCRAFT ONLY TICKETS SOLD as of the past years! 

The Fall Rodeo happens every Sunday in October. 2019 Rodeo Dates for OCTOBER are the 6th, 13th,20th and 27th.


April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am
April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The Louisiana State Penitentiary
(225) 655-2030


Angola Prison
10000 LA-66
Tunica, LA 70782
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