Citrus Got Talent

Competition Preliminaries

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Arrive at 9:00 a.m.
Competition begins at 10 a.m.
Part of Cooter Festival
Liberty Park
286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

Online registration has closed. May register at the event.

Questions? Email
(352) 726-2611 x 1312


Rules and Requirements

  • The Citrus’ Got Talent Show Preliminaries will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Liberty Park on the second stage.
  • Entries must be received by the City of Inverness no later than October 13, 2017.
  • Contestants must complete a “Citrus’ Got Talent” entry form and pay the non-refundable fee of $10.00.
  • Contestants may enter online, or by mail, or in person at the City of Inverness Event & Visitors Bureau, 212 West Main Street (1st floor), Inverness, FL  34450.
  • Contestants must be a resident of Citrus County.
  • Contestants cannot be related (by marriage or biology) to a city employee or judge.
  • Contestants agree to allow the City of Inverness, the Great American Cooter Festival and their websites to use of the contestant’s image(s) at no charge.
  • Contestants further agree to make personal appearances and represent the City of Inverness in a respectable manner.
  • Contestants are encouraged to bring as many family members, friends and fans to the show as possible.
  • Talent can be any type of amateur entertainment (singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, etc.).
  • All acts must be PG rated.
  • The City of Inverness will provide a stage, electricity and a microphone.
  • Music must be submitted as an mp3 or wav file on a CD only. No tapes, iPods, tablets, laptops or cell phones will be accepted. Any contestant that brings music in an unapproved format will be performing acapella. No exceptions.
  • All contestants are to check in at the City of Inverness pavilion at Liberty Park no later than 9:00 a.m.
  • Each act will be limited to a maximum of three minutes.
  • All entries will be judged on the basis of talent, showmanship and stage presence. All judges decisions will be final.
  • No music with vocals may be used for contestants that are singing.
  • Group entries are allowed, but only one prize will be awarded if a group entry reaches the finals. Participants can only perform once, either individually or as a group.

Talent Poster

Winners 2017 Finals

  • Adult Category:  Sarah Largent (vocal)
  • Teen Category:  Tamara Ward (dance)
  • Junior Category: Anna Kosak (dance)