Please utilize our online performer application if you are interested in being considered for our line-up.  Your online application should include a link to a video performance or your website.  Completed applications are reviewed year-round.  You are encouraged to apply early in the year.  If you have any questions completing the application, please contact us.

Battle of the Buskers

We are encouraging local talent to participate in First Night Winchester 2020 – Battle of the Buskers!  As we transform the walking mall into a stage registered performers can compete for a chance to win a cash prize.  Musicians, jugglers, magicians, and dancers should apply.  Registered buskers will be judged by social media audience participation.  A cash prize will go to the three most popular performers.  REGISTRATION is required to be considered for the cash award.  Please complete our Busker Application.


We need volunteers, like you, to help support this wonderful family-oriented, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve event!  Would you like to be one of the planners and organizers of this great community event?  Volunteers are needed throughout the year to serve on the board of directors or our planning committees; committees include Community Development, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing and Program Development.

Volunteers are needed on New Year’s Eve to help as venue greeters and site managers.  Volunteers will receive one free admission button for your time.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application.


First Night Winchester is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations offset our expenses and keep our button fee low. Great weather is a key element to our success year after year.

As we enter our 33rd year, we are excited about bringing another great New Year’s Eve event to our community.  We hope you will consider a special gift of any amount to help us.  Your gift is tax-deductible.


First Night Winchester sponsors receive additional recognition in our community. Please contact us directly for more information on how you can support this great community event or simply complete our Sponsorship Form.