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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Cooter Festival Moves to Whispering Pines City Park


The 16th annual Cooter Festival will take place October 25-27, 2019.

The City of Inverness’ 16th annual Cooter Festival will take place October 25 – 27, 2019 at Whispering Pines City Park. More room at the spacious park translates to more fun. The festival’s three days of live music, carnival, 80+ vendors and food trucks are a perfect fit at the 290-acre park. The lush park provides a perfect backdrop to this emerging music festival with ample space for festivalgoers and highlights one of the County’s top attractions.

The move to Whispering Pines City Park marks a continued progress for this festival that started in 2004 with a handful of vendors and cooter races. Today, festival organizers estimate 10,000-12,000 attendees will visit over the weekend. Planned are several large carnival rides, food trucks and live music all three days that requires a large outdoor venue to accommodate this rising festival.

The event kicks off on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. vendors and carnival rides. Enjoy live performances by Peace of Woodstock and Come Back Alice.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 starts at 11 a.m. and don’t miss live music throughout the day by acts such as the Contenders, Humans in Disguise and Fleetwood Max.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 starts at 12:00 p.m. with the wildly popular Cooterween and live music in the afternoon by Band 4Play and Leesburg Blues Brothers.

Cooter Festival

October 25-27, 2019

Whispering Pines City Park, 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness

For a full detail schedule and to purchase VIP tickets visit The main entrance for Whispering Pines City Park is at 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness. Free admission and free parking. Event subject to change, and no rain date.

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