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About Cooter Festival

Since 2004
Oct. 26 -28, 2018
Liberty Park 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida


Cooter Music Festival is a three-day emerging music festival that gained nationwide notoriety on the Daily Show in its inaugural year. The festival has eight bands, two water shows, full carnival and an Adventure Zone. The belle of the ball is the cooter, which is celebrated with hourly turtle races, a water skiing turtle mascot and turtle merchandise. Free admission and free parking available in the downtown.

  • Carnival rides
  • 7 live bands over the weekend
  • 80 vendors with arts, crafts, clothing and local merch
  • Food trucks
  • Beer Garden
  • Turtle races take place each hour
  • Nature World with live animals such as owls, mice and opossums
  • Cooterween Costume Contest
  • Surf & Turf VIP
  • Cooter Zombie Run
  • Adventure Zone
  • Laser Show
  • Talent Show
  • Wear your costume all weekend

All items are subject to change

This event is rain or shine