Cooter Races

Do you want to race your very own cooter? Visit the northern pavilion at the festival to register to race. It is absolutely free for kids and adults to sign up for cooter races. 

Cooters will race hourly at the festival.  Traditionally, we have yellow-bellied sliders or similar "cooters" at the festival for the children to visit with (not to touch). The idea is to watch the little guys race to the end of the special cooter track with gentle rooting for the fastest little cooter! Please don't scream at the cooters, and remember #itsaturtle

New this year! We will have Citrus County's Nature World Rescue on-site with various wildlife they've rescued in the community. They will provide information on cooters, owls and other wildlife found in our neck of the woods.




Cooter Races