Cooter Festival Schedule

Cooter Festival Schedule

Free Admission

Each Day--All Day

  • Carnival rides in Liberty Park
  • Cooter races  and wildlife viewing in Liberty Park
  • Festival vendors in Liberty Park
  • Live entertainment in both parks

Festival Day One

Friday, October 27, 2017
Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4:30 p.m.                    Zombie Run registration begins

6:30 p.m.                   Zombie Run Kids Gauntlet

6:45 p.m.                   Zombie Run presented by Citrus 95

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.      Beach Ball VIP at Cooter Cove

6:45 p.m.                   JamSkate Entertainment 

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.       U.S. Stones Band presented by Fran Haasch Law Group at the Main Stage

9:30 p.m.                 Hoola Monsters Fire Show

Festival Day Two

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

9 a.m.                      Citrus Got Talent Prelim Registration at the Pavilion

10 a.m.                    Citrus Got Talent Prelim Competition presented by Woodard & Curran at the Second Stage. Awards at 11:50 a.m.

10 a.m.                      Don’t ROCC the Boat presented by ROCCS on Lake Henderson. Awards at 11 a.m. at the Main Stage.

11 a.m.                      Mighty Mongo at the Main Stage

11 a.m.                      Adventure Zone opens in Wallace Brooks Park

11 a.m.                      JoJo Jones in Wallace Brooks Park

12 – 4 p.m.               Cooter Craft Beer Experience at Cooter Cove

12:30 p.m.               Hoola Show at the Main Stage

1:20 p.m.                 Sara Miller vocals with ukulele at the Main Stage

2:30 p.m.                 YMCA "Entertrainment" Show

3:00 p.m.                 AK Dance Show

3:15 p.m.                  Making Faces Band in Wallace Brooks Park

3:15 p.m.                  Jam Skate Show at the Second Stage

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.     Supernatural Tribute to Santana

4:25 p.m.                 Hoola Show at the Second Stage

4:35 p.m.                 Jam Skate Show at the Second Stage

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.    Extreme Water Show presented by Yamaha & Apopka Marine on Lake Henderson

6 – 9 p.m.                  Cooter Costume Contest at the Cooter Cove

6:15 p.m.                   Jam Skate Show at the Second Stage

6:30 – 9 p.m.            China Grove the Doobie Brothers Tribute presented by Duke Energy at the Main Stage

7:45 p.m.                   Hoola Monsters Fire Show

9 p.m.                         Fireworks over Lake Henderson presented by Insight Credit Union

Festival Day Three

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Hours: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.       Cooterween Registration at the Pavilion

11 a.m.                       Adventure Zone in Wallace Brooks

11 a.m.                       Hot air balloon rides across Apopka Ave. at ballpark

11 a.m.                      JoJo Jones in Wallace Brooks Park

11:30 a.m.                Cooterween Costume Contest presented by Waste Managementat second stage. Awards given throughout the contest.

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.      BBQ Competition at Cooter Cove

1:30 p.m.                   Cooterween Treasure Hunt

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.       The SuperStars Band with Ronnie Dee

3 p.m.                          Extreme Water Show presented by Nick Nicholas Ford and Lincoln on Lake Henderson

3:30 p.m.                   The States in Wallace Brooks Park


  • All events are rain or shine
  • All events are subject to change


Main Festival Location
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness

Adventure Zone Location
Wallace Brooks Park, 208 N. Mill Ave., Inverness

Note both parks are walking distance from each other along the Withlacoochee State Trail

Festival Maps

This is a three-day music festival, held in two adjoining parks called Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks on Lake Henderson.  Note: Wallace Brooks Park will be open Saturday and Sunday for the Adventure Zone from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

2017 Cooter Festival Maps Small

Adventure Zone

Only at Wallace Brooks Park Saturday and Sunday of Cooter Festival from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Airboat Tours
  • Bungee Jump
  • Flyboard Rentals
  • Mechanical Shark
  • Paddleboard Rentals
  • Segway Tours
  • Tandem Hang Gliding
  • Zorbeez Track

Visit our Cooter Adventure Zone page for more information.