Great American Cooter Festival

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October 24 to October 25, 2020

This year’s Cooter Festival is a two-day festival that will feature vendors, food trucks, demos and Sunny Cooter. Saturday festivities will feature DJ Daniel Tillis spinning pop and country favorites and he will announce winners of the Cooter Idol video contest. Sunday’s festivities will feature DJ Trae and the Cooterween Costume Contest.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. // Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This festival will be scaled back due to Covid-19. This outdoor festival is practicing social distancing, requesting vendors and attendees to wear masks and restroom facilities are open for frequent hand washing. There will also be hand sanitizer available at multiple locations.

BUT...Leading into this year’s festival is a series of Cooter events:
The Cooter Idol Youth singing competition, taking place at the Valerie Theatre October 15, Cooter's Pool Party at Whispering Pines October 17 & 18, and Cooter Co-ed Softball Games at Whispering Pines Park October 19 – 23. For more information on these pre-festival events, follow the event Facebook page or visit the website at

More information about the festival visit Event questions? Call (352) 341-7820

Ticket Info
  • Free
  • Contact: The City of Inverness
  • Depot Pavilion & Liberty Park
  • 300 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness
  • Inverness, FL 34450
  • (352) 726-2611