“It took off like a rocket!”

Interview with City Manager Frank DiGiovanni about the start of this quirky festival and how it became the Cooter Festival. DiGiovanni talks about how in 2004 several tropical storms hit the state creating the need for a festival to draw people to the state, and the legendary interview with the Daily Show.

2004 Daily Show Interview

Ed Helms visits Inverness Florida to interview City Manager Frank DiGiovanni and city staff about this new festival...the Cooter Festival.

Walk down memory lane with Sunny Cooter! Below are the festival posters from our archives. The festival started in 2004 and has grown each year.

2010 Cooter Festival

2010 Cooter Festival Ad

2013 Cooter Festival

10 Days of Cooter 2013

2014 Cooter Festival

Cooter Festival 2014

2015 Cooter Festival

CF 2015 Poster final

2016 Cooter Festival

Cooter Poster 2016

Cooter Festival 2017

cooter poster 2017

Cooter Festival 2018

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