Gopher Races

Rattlesnake Festival Snake Head

Fun for the Whole Family!

Unique Wooden Gopher Turtle Races

Gopher tortoises are reptiles that live throughout Florida including forests, pastures, and yards. They dig large, deep burrows for shelter and forage on low-growing plants. Gopher tortoises share these burrows with more than 350 other species, and are therefore referred to as a keystone species. Gopher Tortoises are a threatened wildlife species and are protected by the state. Our Gopher Races are now raced by wooden Gopher Turtles!

Gopher Race and Festival History

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Festival Admission
Children 2 years old and younger are FREE!

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