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.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Go to this link (click link and tap GO>) and donate to the IRC. Write a "Message of Hope" to a refugee on some fabric and give it to a Cotopaxi staff member for a display later in the year.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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 >
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.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Respectfully introduce us to your favorite spot in Zilker Park. Do it like a real traveling show (i.e. Rick Steves/Anthony Bourdain/etc.)
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Walk two lengths of a slackline without falling off. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Have your team crack open a few bottles of champagne or sparkling cider and spray them all over each other like you've just won the indy 500.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
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)
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
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.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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.
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)
Do a backflip into a pond or lake.
Cool off in a natural waterfall (in = completely under getting wet).
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more.
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 make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Eat a dish made entirely out of condiments.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Head to Mitscoots (2505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702) between 10am-5pm and assemble a "care canister" to be given away to someone less-fortunate in the area. Take a team video/picture of you putting your canister together.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Find a stranger who has the exact same middle name as you and provide proof.
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. :)
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!
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on or near UT campus.
During daylight hours do a touchdown celebration dance with the University of Texas football stadium (Darrell K Royal) in the background, yes the actual stadium.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Take a picture with your favorite addition in Sparky Park.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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.
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
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.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Dance on the ceiling, we don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Go tandem longboarding while singing Unchained Melody.
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
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Hurtle a full-size garbage can like an olympic track star. After you're finished, empty your pockets of any trash.
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.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives.
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malarya then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Take a team photo with the Cotopaxi trailer as the background.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Play a quick game of Giant "Beer" Pong at the Festival with another team.
Kammok Cornhole: 3 in the hole (4 tries) gets you a Kammok x Yeti tumbler... BUT everyone else gets Kammok decals/stickers.
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.**
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at Old Settlers Park having parked legally and lawfully or taken public transport.