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Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Tell us a fun fact about the giant, beautiful photovoltaic Mueller Sunflowers... but make sure there's a Mueller Sunflower in the shot.
Get llama nail art.
Do a load of laundry. Hang dry instead of using a dryer (energy saver, what what!).
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship-shape.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal moment from your childhood. Dig deep.
Go to a busy part of 6th Street/University of Texas/Zilker Park, put on your headphones and karaoke your heart out to your favorite song, the whole song, BE LOUD. (aka "Headphone Karaoke")
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit).
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Go to a public place and eat a stock of cauliflower like one might eat an apple. Pretend that this is your 'normal' and film others reactions. #secretvideo
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Go to a public place where music is playing (not the check-in festival) and challenge a stranger to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park. Be a good sport win or lose.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Need to refuel? Find the Bobo's Oat Bar team near the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge between 11:30am and 12:30pm! Love what you tried? Let us know @eatbobos on social media.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
See how long you can hold a consistent singing note and document the entire thing. Make sure it's loud and that you are in a VERY public place.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Get help from strangers and spell "QUESTIVAL" using one human body as each of the letters. Other questival participants do not count as strangers for this one.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Catch a fish outdoors in a natural body of water with a rod and reel.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Hike around the Barton Creek Greenbelt and capture a team selfie during your favorite part of the experience.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot then celebrate with a dance.
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
Do a quick 200 meter swim in an olympic size pool. Congrats Swimmer Winner. Post a timelapse of your feat. (don't forget your totem)
Challenge another team to a 100 meter swim race in an olympic size pool. Two totems required in the submission. (Timelapse)
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Come meet us at the lower level of Hope Outdoor Gallery on the benches and get the challenge details.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not count.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged underwater for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
Make large signs and cheer on a random park sporting event, make sure they know you're a fan and make them feel like an allstar.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. Don't forget the totem.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space.
Lay face down motionless in a public area for 60 seconds or until a stranger comes to check on you. Timelapse. Don't forget your totem.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Drink water from a freshwater spring (a spring is a point where groundwater flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the surface of the earth).
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
While acting like a civilized adult and friend-of-the-animals (don't be a buffoon), take a photo with a peacock or peahen at Mayfield Park.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Find a peaceful outdoors space, sit down and take 5 minutes to relax in silence and enjoy the moment. (Timelapse, don't forget your totem)
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
Come by The Shade Project SPF station at Tru-Skin Dermatology (3500 Jefferson St, Ste 200, 78731) between 10AM and NOON and get your shade on! Teams will lather each other up and learn how to stay sun safe… the 1st 200 visitors get a special gift!
Tell a weird 15 second true story about yourself outside of the Museum of the Weird. #confession #keepAustinweird
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Between 9 and 10:30AM find the ultimate hang at Kammok (1401 E 7th St Austin, TX 78702). Come set up and sit in a hammock, then take it down and use it as an accessory in a team photo in front of our mural. Breakfast while supplies last. :)
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Walk (or run) a mile in your teammate's shoes. (That's right, everyone switch shoes. Go.) Timelapse video.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Tell us of a toy invention you would like to create, make sure you do it outside of the coolest vintage toy shop around. #toyjoy
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunrise Saturday is at 6:58 am)
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Share a large melon as a team, carefully create a helmet from the melon. Take your picture with a non-Questival-participant while wearing your creation. Tap this challenge then tap GO for inspiration >
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Take a picture of an uncommon object underneath the sign of Uncommon Objects. If you choose to enter this eccentric shop, please be respectful and kind.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Find and photograph a Texas State Quarter.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Get a celebrity with over 5,000 followers to tweet/retweet something with our hashtag and Twitter handle, @cotopaxi (prove with screenshot).
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Take a picture of a High Brew can in a creative way. **Hint - you might want to save an unopened can for a challenge that you'll do later.**
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.