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Get Involved

There are many ways to be involved with the Queenstown Winter Festival from being a performer, holding a food stall, becoming a volunteer, entering in many of our crazy events!

So check back to this page, also our facebook page and Friends of Festival newsletter to stay up to date with when the forms are ready to register!

Events to Enter!

22 Jun

Monteith's Dog Derby

The Dog Derby is one of the longest-standing events on the Winter Festival calendar

22 Jun

Monteith's Dog Barking

Think your canine has what it takes to be the ruler of all barks? Bring them along to the Monteith's Dog Barking Competition and earn the title.

22 Jun

SKYCITY Winter Quiz

SKYCITY Queenstown’s annual Winter Festival Quiz has become a festival favourite.

23 Jun

Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

Consider yourself an artful dodger? Slippery character? Got yourself a mean arm? Then you really should enter the Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

23 Jun

Real Journeys Thank You Cruise

The TSS Earnslaw will host a Thank You Cruise that will culminate with sitting pole position on the lakefront to watch the fireworks!

24 Jun

JUCY Undy 500

JUCY Undy 500 part of the iHeartRadio Day on the Bay - not to be missed! Starting from 12pm, Sat 24 June.

24 Jun

Mitre 10 Mega Raft Race

It’ll be “Ahoy Matey” as a collection of rogue Pirates and Buccaneers take to the lake in their handmade vessels - get your entry in!

24 Jun

iHeartRadio Day on the Bay

What a day on the bay! Come down for the hilarity and craziness of the iHeartRadio Day on the Bay!

24 Jun

The Hits 90.4 Birdman

If you enjoy watching crazy, brave, and enthusiastic people launch themselves into icy cold Lake Wakatipu, don't miss this!

24 Jun

Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow

Does wheeling your way down a snowy course sound like fun? Of course it does!

25 Jun

Macpac Skin to Summit

Have you always wanted to try skinning? Or already a pro? Get out of bed and ‘skin’ from the Base Building to the top of Coronet Peak.

Apres Ski Programmes

A new initiative for 2017 will see restaurants and bars given the opportunity to align with the festival and potentially be a part of a ‘side menu’ via our Apres Ski Bar or Dining programme. Check out more information below:

Apres Ski Dining Programme

Apres Ski Bar Programme

Charity Application Form

Charity Applications are open and will close on Tuesday 18 April.

Charity Application Form


Our festival volunteers are essential to the success of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

Each year we recruit a team of enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to assist in the delivery of the festival.

This year we will open our applications online near the end of May, if your interested check back! We would love to have you involved in this year's festival.


Performer Expression of Interest

The Performer Expression of Interest and Food Stall Vendor applications are now closed for 2017. Please look back in October when expressions open for 2018!