Great American Cooter Festival

The Great American Cooterfest is an institution in Citrus County and continues to grow the level of engagement with the inclusion of activities for young audiences such as Cooter Idol and Rock the Block. These events deliver high quality entertainment that draws an estimated 15,000 visitors. Event organizers are planning a month jam-packed with cooter events! The Great American Cooterfest events:
  • Cooterific Car Cruise In
  • Cooter Trick or Treat Farmers Market
  • Cooter Cinema
  • Cooter Idol Contest
  • Cooter Queen
  • Cooter Rock the Block Concert, October 23rd
  • Two day weekend Cooter Festival, October 24th
Vendor Information and Applications
All vendor applications should be submitted by the end of September.  All vendor applications go to the Inverness Government Center, 212 Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450.  Questions 352.726.2611 or email

Cooter Queen
If the crown fits, wear it!

Cooter Queen Application (PDF)

Cooter Princess
We have four categories for Cooter Princess.
  • Pee Wee Princess (3-6)
  • Little Cooter Princess (7-10)
  • Junior Cooter Princess (11-13)
  • Teen Cooter Princess (14-17)
This competition will be held on Saturday, October 25. More details in the Cooter Princess Application (PDF)

Cooter Idol
Looking for the next local singing sensation!

Cooter Idol Application (PDF)

Tri-Cooter Sprint Triathlon
Tri-Cooter Sprint Triathlon Web Application

Event Partner
Contact us to learn more about the benefits! Be a part of our campaign!
Call the City of Inverness, Events and Visitors Bureau 352.726.2611 ext. 1304 or 1306

We have opportunities for everyone!
Send us an email Contact Information

City of Inverness, Event and Visitor Bureau
212 Main Street, Suite 100, Inverness, FL 34450
352.726.2611 ext. 1304 or 1306