Category: Festival News

Pick Your Prize Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy Pick Your Prize Tickets on Festival Day (Sunday, August 6)?
YES YOU CAN! After August 4th at Noon, that’s the only way to do it!

Can I buy tickets without a credit card?
We can, however, accept cash and VENMO, as well as credit cards on Festival Day (Sunday, August 6)! 

Do I need to be present to receive my prizes?
NO need to be present at the drawings! We have your contact information so we will notify you via email when you win. 

When is the drawing?
There will be a winner for each bucket, to be drawn after 3pm on Festival Day (Sunday, August 6). 

How do I know if I won a prize?
Winners will be notified by email AND we will post winners’ first name with last initial on our website by Monday, August 7. 

What are the prizes? (How can I see the Bucket List?)
Each $1 ticket can win gift certificates valued at $100 or more. Gift certificates range from professional services to memberships to discounts at local eateries, brick and mortar stores AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! You can click here to view the final 2023 Bucket List.

Can I participate in Pick Your Prize even though I won’t be at the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, August 6?
YES! Although it’s really fun to peruse the Bucket List and drop tickets in the buckets of your choosing in person. If you will miss the fun on Festival Day (Sunday, August 6), you can;  

  1. ask a friend to share the fun (it’s a drop in a bucket for every ticket purchase performed by your friend) to buy your tickets and place them in the buckets.
  2. skip the tickets and just donate to the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival (your donation will be gratefully accepted – tickets and prize selections no longer are needed). 

Why does this feel so good?
Pick Your Prize and the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival support cancer patients via wellness and support programs at low or no cost to the patient and their family. All funds stay in Vermont! 

How can I help?
Dragonheart Vermont gives back to the community! Join us as a member, volunteer at the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival, or donate. Thank you for your support!

I have more questions. Who do I contact? 

  1. Donors, submit questions about your Pick Your Prize gift certificates to 
  2. The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival event coordinator can be reached at 
  3. Volunteer with Dragonheart Vermont and the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival by reaching out to 


Festival Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to lead the following Festival programs, with the support of past leads and the Event Planner.

Gift Committee – (a few hours before festival to select gifts and 20 hours after to wrap and deliver gifts to major sponsors)

This Committee explores ideas for sponsor gifts and makes final selections.
1. Need a person who knows EXCEL and can update sponsor gift document
2. Need a person who enjoys wrapping gifts and writing cards.
3. May involve some travel to deliver gifts

Entertainment Coordinator – (a few hours/month between now and the festival to line up entertainment for Festival Day)

This Committee creates the line up for the entertainers that we have on the Park on Festival Day.
1. Contact past entertainers and book them. This needs to happen in early January, if not sooner to secure the talent.
2. Explore new talent to incorporate into our entertainment line up. It’s time for innovation and are looking for some fresh ideas.
3. Have performers sign Entertainer Agreement (document will be provided) to secure for Festival Day
4. Create Entertainment Schedule for program and posters
5. Communicate with entertainers prior to event to determine needs while performing.
6. Prepare Entertainer gifts for Festival Day
7. Set up hosts for each Entertainer to welcome and introduce them. Present gifts.
8. Write thank you to each entertainer post Festival.

FILLED! Food Vendor Coordinator (10-15 hours total between now and Festival, and a few hours Festival morning)

1.Reach out to prior Food Vendors to determine interest in returning.
2.Respond to new Inquiries.
3.Work with Michelle to get vendors registered on line.
4.Ensure all Vendors have required liability insurance and provide copy to Festival Manager.
5.Meet Vendors on Festival Day to assist with Set UP

FILLED! Spirit Judge – (5-10 hours to organize medals, etc. in July and all day of the Festival)

This Committee encourages teams to show their spirit on Festival Day in they how look, how they cheer, and how they perform.
1. Need a fun-loving person to work with Nikki to create the Spirit Plan, create or solicit spirit awards
2. Need a person to organize spirit gifts and distribute to selected teams

FILLED! Shirt/Hat Coordinator (about 10 hours total in June and July to organize shirts for each team and distribute at practice weekend. Minimal time on Festival day)

Manage our Festival shirts hats from pick up to hand out.
1. Consult regarding order
2. Organize shirt packing
3. Distribute at PW and Festival
4. Process DHVT member and DragonMart orders