The spring Angola Prison Rodeo will be returning in just a few weeks and tickets are now on sale.

The event is set to take place on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Inmate cowboys compete in a slew of traditional and unique rodeo events. Like a traditional rodeo, you'll see things like bull riding and barrel racing.

And then on the more unique side, you'll see Convict Poker, where four cowboys play poker seated at a table with a loose bull and the last one sitting wins.

Then there are events like Wild Cow Milking, Bust Out, Wild Horse Race, Bull-Dogging and more.

The grand finale and most infamous event at the rodeo is Guts and Glory. That's where a poker chip is fastened to the head of a huge longhorn bull and released into the arena as inmates scramble to snatch the chip and win the monetary prize.

The Angolite, 2018
The Angolite, 2018
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Rodeo fans can also listen to inmate bands and shop for prisoner-made arts and crafts including jewelry, paintings, woodwork, and more.

Proceeds of ticket sales from the Angola Prison Rodeo benefit the Inmate Welfare Fund, which funds recreational and educational programs for images.

Angola Prison Rodeo, Facebook
Angola Prison Rodeo, Facebook
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Rodeo tickets are on sale now for $20 per person. Children 2 years and under are free as long as they sit on an adult's lap.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Angola Prison Rodeo office at (225) 655-2030 or (225) 655-2607 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays or at this website.

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