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Great American Cooter Festival
Great American Cooterfest

Event Highlights

Cooter Rock the Block
Friday 10/24
Featuring Stormbringer and Beebs and Her Money Makers

Cooter Festival Saturday 10/25
10 a.m. Miss Cooter Pageant
2:30 p.m. Greg Billings Band

Cooter Festival Sunday 10/26
12 p.m. Cooterween Costume Contest
1 p.m. Cupcake Wars
2:30 p.m. Abba Girlz

Cooter Merchandise

We have cooterific t-shirts and novelties for sale. Get your cooter merchandise online!


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:

  • Oct. 16 - Inverness Festival Queen Preliminary Contest
  • Oct. 17 - Cooterific Car Cruise In
  • Oct. 18 – Cooter Trick or Treat Farmers Market
  • Oct. 18 - Cooter Cinema with the Muppets Most Wanted
  • Oct. 21 - Cooter Idol Preliminary Contest
  • Oct. 23 - Inverness Festival Queen and Cooter Idol Finals
  • Oct. 24 - Cooter Rock the Block Concert
  • Oct. 25 and 26 - Cooter Festival

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, Oct. 25. More details in the Cooter Princess 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

City of Inverness • 212 W. Main Street • Inverness, Florida 34450