Cooter Fest Oct. 27-29

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 13th year with eight bands, a full carnival and an Adventure Zone that includes hang-gliding, flyboard rentals, 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.

This festival brings the music and flare of sixties, seventies and eighties together for eclectic music lovers.

The band lineup: U.S. Stones Band, Mighty Mongo Band, Supernatural Santana Tribute Band, Making Faces Band, China Grove Tribute to the Doobie Brothers Band, the SuperStars Band with Ronnie Dee, JoJo Jones Band, and the States Band.

This festival bustles with a roster of entertainers from jam skaters, hoola hoopers, fire breathers, extreme water stunt performers, glass blowers, guitar playing fitness instructor, ukulele player and cigar box guitar players.

This music festival has free admission and welcomes an estimated 12,000 attendees over three days.

Cooter Festival will be held Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 through Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 in Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, Florida

More information at CooterFestival.com<http://www.cooterfestival.com/>