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Tickets for the Spring 2016 Rodeo on sale starting December 7, 2015.
The Spring 2016 rodeo dates are Saturday, April 16, 2016 and Sunday, April 17, 2016.
Rodeos are held on the third Saturday & Sunday in April & every Sunday in October.
HOBBY CRAFT TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE UNTIL THE RODEO TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT AND WILL ONLY BE SOLD AT TICKET WINDOWS. HOBBY CRAFT TICKETS ARE $10.00.
Advanced tickets are only available for purchase from the Business Office at Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) after tickets go on sale. All seats are reserved. Anyone occupying a seat must have a ticket. Children 2 years old or under are admitted free if they are held by an adult.
To purchase tickets using a credit card, you may purchase them online or call 225-655-2030, 2607, or 2008 . Upon receipt of your payment or credit card number, tickets can be mailed to you (if time permits) or can be held at a "Will Call" office at the ticket booth for pick up on the day of the rodeo. "Will Call' tickets must be picked up by the individual whose name is on the order. All tickets must be picked up at the same time.
A Ticket Order Form is available for your convenience. Tickets remaining for each Sunday are sold at the ticket booth on the day of the rodeo. Prior purchase of tickets is recommended since many of the rodeos are sold out within one to two hours after the ticket booth opens at 9 AM.
Prison Rodeo Policies
- Inmate hobbycraft items are only for sale at Angola Prison Rodeo Events.
- When entering the grounds of a penal institution in Louisiana, you consent to a search of your person, property and vehicle.
- No food, drink, stadium seats, or cameras are allowed through the rodeo entrance gate.
- No weapons, ammunition, alcohol and drugs are allowed on prison property.
- All purses, diaper bags, belt pouches, etc., will be searched before you enter the rodeo grounds. No food items or ice chests are allowed.
- All vehicles must be locked.
A 30-minute video entitled "The Wildest Show in the South," produced by Gabriel Films, is available for sale at the Angola Museum. This film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000. For more information, contact the Museum at 225-655-2592.
Inmate hobbycraft items for sale include: jewelry, leather craft, paintings and woodworking. Souvenir caps and T-shirts are also sold.
Several inmate bands perform (on an alternating schedule) before the rodeo, and the Angola Prison Rodeo Band performs during the entire rodeo starting at 2 p.m.
Various concession stands are spread throughout the grounds. Some of the food items sold include: hamburgers, hot dogs, frito pies, sausage on a stick, pizza, po-boys, tacos & burritos, chicken nuggets, jambalaya, B-B-Q ribs, grilled chicken sandwiches, cracklins, boiled and roasted peanuts, baked potatoes, salads, fried shrimp, fried catfish, nachos, french fries, meat pies, onion rings, pastries, cotton candy, candy apples, ice cream, funnel cakes, snow cones, punch, coffee, soft drinks, bottled water, lemonade, and many more items.