Enter a Team

2022 Team Registration Now Open!

Enter a team in the Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival and you will experience team building, fundraising, camaraderie and fun!  Gather 20 paddlers and 1 drummer from your friends, family, or co-workers and you can make up one of our 48 teams.  Hurry because space is limited!

2022 Rates:  $900 per team (that’s only ~$43 per person for a team of 21) and $600 for competitive Dragon Boat Club and Youth Junior U16 Division (ages 12-16) teams

Our goal of the festival is to raise funds and awareness for The Howard Young Foundation.  Your team can help transform and sustain healthcare in northern Wisconsin for generations to come.  Rally your friends and family to pledge support for your boat.

Reduce your registration through team pledges

If you raise $1,500 or more as a team for the Howard Young Foundation by August 19th, 2022, then you’re eligible for a refund of half your registration fee!  If you raise $3,000  or more as a team for the Howard Young Foundation by August 19th, 2022, then your entire registration fee could be refunded! Last year, every team chose to give the money to our chosen charity instead of accepting a refund.

Exclusive multi-festival discount offer! Double your fun and save $100

The Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival and the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival have teamed up to offer a $100 discount to teams that participate in both festivals this year. Once a team has registered for both festivals, a $100 discount will be applied to each festival registration. The Lake Superior Dragon Boat will take place August 26th-27th 2022, in Superior, Wisconsin.

Team Registration Includes:

  • 1 practice scheduled in the week leading up to the event.
  • Racing a minimum of 2 times on race day on a 300m race course,.
  • All of the necessary equipment will be supplied to your team including a boat, life vests, paddles and a steersperson / coach.

You just need to supply the 16 – 20 paddlers (at least 1/2 must be women) and 1 drummer (no prior drumming experience necessary!).  All of the teams will enjoy racing on top notch dragon boats and setting up their rest area in a beautiful location in Torpy Park with great views of the lake and race course.

Still don’t have a team? We will help you find one!

If you don’t have a team, you can still join in the fun of the Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival. Once you have registered, we will do our best to match you to a team looking for paddlers.

2022 MDBF Cooperative Fundraising

A FREE opportunity for Northwoods area charitable and/or youth-serving organizations to help the Howard Young Foundation roar back against cancer while raising awareness of, and funds for, their group through participation in the Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival.

Several of our generous sponsors are making the team boats they received with their sponsorship available to Northwoods community charitable and youth-serving organizations. There are 10 boats available (one boat per applying organization).