Burritos in the Dark
film a video illustrating how to find a clean natural water source.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
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.
Mail a sweet potato to a friend using the US Postal Service. Yes a potato and no box is needed.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
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.
Write a note with 10 things you love about Texas and leave it for someone else to find.
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored. #radicaldude
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
Show us your best volleyball serve. On/with a regulation court, net and ball.
Perform your best pencil dive off a high dive into a pool (12' or higher).
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment. (Sunset Saturday is at 5:27pm)
Perform your best belly flop at a public pool. Get everyone's attention first. Really go for it!
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
Find a little free library/tiny library. Borrow a book and leave a book video explaining your selection. #readingisFUNdamental
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge. For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.
plan meals for a 3 day backpacking trip, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Texas state motto means to you.
As a team sing the state song of Texas. Sing it loud sing it proud.
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 or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Cotopaxi Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Come to the Moonlight Tower (Zilker Park) and join us for a quick brain-teaser.
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.
Collect 50 pieces of trash along a hiking trail and recycle what you can. #dogood
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.
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.
Craft a canoe out of cardboard and float a teammate in it. Must float for 5 seconds minimum and teammate must stay dry.
Skip a rock at least 7 times on water.
Recreate your favorite Texas sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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)
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.
Go rollerskating/rollerblading and hold a limbo contest. How low can you go?
Show us your best team roller skating dance moves in a venue of your choosing, make it fabulous.
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.
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. (don't forget your totem)
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.
Eat a beetle #doubledareyou.
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.
Get at least 15 high fives in 15 seconds from people not participating in the questival.
Show us the best deal you can get on food with a coupon.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
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 >
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")
Find a busy public place and recite some lyrics from The Riverboat Gamblers as thoughtfully as possible.
Make a 15 second speech about llamas to strangers not competing in the questival on an escalator.
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.
Fly a paper airplane more than 50 feet.
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise.
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.
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival.
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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.
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
Give a team-member a mohawk. Do it right, buzz everything but the spine. fohawks could be grounds for disqualification.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 8th thing on the menu.
Partake of the state dish of Chili Con Carne with no hands. #chiliconcarnival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
Create your most "Texas" outfit at a thrift store and try it on. #poppintags
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.
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
Trade a piece of clothing with a stranger that is not participating in the Questival. FOR KEEPS!
Make a 15 second commercial for the the City of Austin.
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Find and take a team photograph with this art installation. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
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.
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
Donate blood while wearing dracula teeth.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette.
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Find a way to record your fastest fastball pitch, either softball or baseball. Put the MPH in the description and what you threw.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
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.
Sing the Texas state song in front of the Texas State Capital building. #thestarsatnight
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
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your elbows.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
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 a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly.
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger
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.
Tandem cartwheel with a teammate for at least one full rotation. (need a lesson? tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Take a picture with a Texas Longhorn. Don't get hurt/trampled. Also, ask permission and be smart.
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Texas
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.
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat. Don't forget your totem.
Find and take a team photograph with this mural. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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. :)
Perform a 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.
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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 team selfie with your favorite box of cereal with one of the 17 remaining 'Moonlight Towers'. They are an official Texas state landmark, btw.
Politely serenade a stranger not participating in questival while playing a guitar/ukulele.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
Play a pop song on a kazoo tag the song in your caption.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Do a hike of at least 1 mile of your choosing, tell us where you went and why you went there. Make an experience.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
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.
Enjoy a High Brew while watching the sunrise. Capture your experience.
Take the stairs to the top of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell take a team photo.
Take a video of a team member drinking High Brew in motion via paddle, surf, swim, hike, bike, etc.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
While camping in the wilderness make a homemade "ghillie suit" and attempt to sneak close to an animal in nature….OR a teammate and scare the stuffing out of them.
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.
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Get llama nail art.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission.
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
Perform a blind taste test with a cornstarch packing peanut vs a puffy cheeto.
Go to a driving range and hold a team long-drive competition. Record your longest drive.
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 s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
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.
Howl at the moon as a team at midnight (Be quiet and respectful of your neighbors if you have sleeping neighbors nearby).
Challenge a stranger not competing in the questival to a bubble gum blowing contest.
Visit your favorite Karaoke bar/restaurant spot and sing a Willie Nelson tune loud and proud.
Walk like a flock of chickens across a very public place. Get clucking!
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.
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
Hold a staring contest with stranger while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around 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 dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite movie with brief explanation why.
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth.
Challenge another questival team to a best of 5 penalty kick competition using a regulation goal two totems in the submission. #goallllllllll
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Find a stranger who has the same birthday as you and provide proof.
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
Arm wrestle a stranger, while armwrestling another stranger lefty. That's right; double armwrestling.
Find an awesome stranger who you think would be down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30ish. It will be announced from the stage.
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.
Eat something from one of the check-in party food vendors and take a quick pic.
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.**
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Play a quick game of Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
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.