Great American Cooter Festival

Cooter Festival 2020

Cooter Festival coming to Depot District


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. 


The Great American Cooter Festival

Depot Pavilion & Liberty Park

300 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

October 24-25, 2020

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.


Leading into this year’s festival is a series of Cooter events:


Cooter Idol

Youth singing competition

Rescheduled September 2021

Cooter’s Pool Party

Pool games featuring turtle hunt, turtle races and topsy turtle

Whispering Pines Pool

1700 Forest Drive, Inverness

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Cooter Co-ed Softball Games

Whispering Pines Park

1700 Forest Drive, Inverness

October 19 – 23, 2020

$125 per team, ages 16 and up


More information about the festival visit Event questions? Call (352) 341-7820. Vendors applications available online.