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Cotter Trout Festival

The Cotter Trout Festival has been going on for years and is always a sure bet when it comes to fun, food, appealing music and entertainment.   Usually the first week of May, the Trout Festival is held in Big Spring Park and allows an opportunity for Cotter citizens and the surrounding region to come and enjoy two fun filled days along the White River.   With vendors, art work, face painting, food, drinks, fishing and nonstop music, it’s hard to find a better place to enjoy a weekend then right here in the Ozarks during that time.  Festival days are Friday and Saturday. Friday finds the vendor set up ready to go and ends with a "Quick Draw" by the PLEIN AIR artists followed by BBQ and music. Saturday may start off with a parade in the morning followed by park fun in the afternoon like the fish fry and the kids fishing derby.   The fun doesn't stop at dark as music typically trails on into the evening continuing on.   There are many different kinds of vendors that participate in the event and plenty of things that will appeal to you from a shopping and educational standpoint.   Even though we had to cancel the 2020 festival, we are looking forward to having a great one in 2021.  Be sure to check our calendar for announcements when 2021 is scheduled.  Booth space will be available, and it's a great way to showcase your business.