Since 2004 Oct. 26 -28, 2018 Liberty Park 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida
Cooter Music Festival is a three-day emerging music festival that gained nationwide notoriety on the Daily Show in its inaugural year. Now the festival is heading into its 14th year with eight bands, water shows, full carnival and an Adventure Zone paddleboard rentals and Segway tours. The belle of the ball is the cooter, which is celebrated with hourly turtle races, a water skiing turtle mascot and turtle merchandise. Free admission and free parking available in the downtown.
8 live bands over the weekend
80 vendors with arts, crafts, clothing and local merch such as Bush Boy Beehives, Harps & Bowls and Madhouse Mindworks
Food trucks such as OMG Pretzel Bites, Lynn's Ice Cream and Sweet Suga's Grillin.
Turtle races take place each hour
Nature World with live animals such as owls, mice and opossums