A GREAT WAY TO ATTEND A UNIQUE COLORADO EXPERIENCE AND FULFILL THE "ALES" PART OF OUR MISSION AT THE SAME TIME!
I highly recommend carpooling for this ! Parking is very limited in Nederland, but if you want to experience the "trails" part of our mission, this would be the way to do it (sometimes parking goes almost a mile up the roads in all directions from the town center once the festival gets going into full gear- usually by 10am).
I recommend getting there early, but you may take a look at the event schedule and go as you like. Keep in mind that it gets very difficult to find parking the later in the day you go.
ONCE AT THE FESTIVAL WE WILL HAVE NO
WAY TO STICK TOGETHER AS A GROUP (AND
CELL COVERAGE IS SPOTTY AT BEST, SO STICK
WITH YOUR RIDE AND ENJOY A UNIQUE,
COLORADO EXPERIENCE! - MEMBERS MAY
CHOOSE TO SET UP RENDEZVOUS
PLEASE WEAR YOUR TRAIL PINS and/or
T-SHIRTS TO REPRESENT TRAILS AND ALES!
PLEASE HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER - BEER IS A
MAJOR PART OF THIS FESTIVAL!
You will not be able to find any lodging in or near Nederland for
General Festival Info
Frozen Dead Guy Days is a pretty off the wall festival but it doesn’t mean you have to be. Please be mindful of the people around you and respectful of the good people of Nederland who are kind enough to allow this unique event to go on in their lovely mountain community.
Saturday – March 9th
8:00am – 11:00am
Event Day Registration for the Parade of Hearses, Polar Plunge & Coffin Races. All participants must sign a waiver and get waiver wristband.
You can also pick up a waiver wristband that will be good for all FDGD events.
11:00pm – 12:00pm
Cryogenic Work Shop at Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Meet Professor Cryo, a wacky scientist and performing magic! Hammer nails with bananas, shatter beautiful flowers, and make ice cream with nitrogen! Come for the fun and enjoy the delicious treat and bid in the silent auction.
8:00am – 11:00am
FDGD Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center
Pancakes and more! Eggs and sausage, coffee and juice and all you can eat pancakes. Warm your belly for your day outdoors!
Sponsored by Nederland Area Seniors
11:00am – 8:00pm
Grandpa’s Mall Crawl Downtown Nederland
Nederland’s First Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall so revelers can enjoy music in the Brain Freezer tent, street performers and participate in brain freezing, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling and more!
11:00am – 8:00pm
ReAnimate Yourself Beer Tent in Chipeta Park
Microbrew beer from Avery and Left Hand
Specialty Corpse Reviver and Grandpa’s Spirit drinks
Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors.
Sponsored by: Avery and Lefthand Breweries
11:00am – 4:00pm
Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed the movie
Black Forest Restaurant
Watch the award-winning Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed short film. Shows approximately every 30 minutes. Black Forest is behind the Shopping Center.
Parade of Hearses from the Nederland Teen Center and goes up First Street.
Parade Participants check in at the Teen Center.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Costume Polar Plunge in Chipeta Park
Take the freezin’ plunge! RC Rental is providing a warming tent & changing area.
1:00pm and 5:00pm
The Newly Dead Game & Funny Films Talk
Funny Films for Funeral Planning is a collection of comedy movie and TV scenes about funerals, cremation, and cryonics! Gail Rubin, presents must-know-NOW details and hosts The Newly-Dead Game, quizzing couples on how well they know each other’s last wishes. Sign up to play, located in the Black Forest Restaurant
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Coffin Races at Chipeta Park
40 teams race with a coffin and ‘corpse’ in tow race through a course full of obstacles, mud, snow, playground slides.
PRIZES FOR 1ST, 2ND & 3RD PLACE, BEST COSTUME & MOST FDGD SPIRIT
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Wild Mountain Icy Turkey Bowling
Test your Poultry Bowling Skills in the Ice Turkey Bowling Contest…
In front of Wild Mountain Smokehouse and Brewery 70 East 1st Street
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Brain Freeze Contest
Be a Brain Freezer in front of the Brain Freezer Tent on First Street
Contestants race against each other to finish downing frozen treats for great prizes
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest
How fast can you “get it on” at the Pioneer Inn Frozen T-shirt Contest, for great prizes.
The Pioneer Inn 15 E. 1st Street
6:30pm – 1:00am
Grandpa’s Pub Crawl
Live Music at local pubs and bars.
Friday – 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm
FROM BOULDER: Take Hwy. 119 (Canyon Boulevard) 17 miles West (up) to Nederland. Follow signs to parking and events.
FROM WESTBOUND I-70: Take I-25 North to Hwy. 36 (Boulder Turnpike) and follow it into Boulder. Turn Left on Hwy. 119 (Canyon Boulevard) and follow signs to parking and events.
FROM EASTBOUND I-70: Take Exit 244 (Route 6) to Hwy. 119 and turn Left (North). Follow that through Blackhawk/Central City, down past Rollinsville and on into Nederland. Follow signs to parking and events.
Parking and Transportation
Nederland is a small town, please visit our parking and transportation (http://frozendeadguydays.org/festival-information/transportation-and-parking) page for more details. If you are driving be sure to follow parking signs and guides and stay out of residential areas.
Frozen Dead Guy Days is a very crowded, loud and chaotic festival. Please leave your dog at home. If you must bring your pooch remember:
Dogs are NOT ALLOWED in the tents or tent area.
Dogs must be on leash AT ALL TIMES.
Dogs tied up outside tent areas, shops and restaurants without their owner are considered “at large” and you could be ticketed.
You must pick up after your dog, please some prepared.
Open containers of alcohol are not allowed anywhere within town limits. Open alcohol containers are absolutely not allowed inside the Re-Animate or Brain Freezer tents where alcohol is served. NO BYOB please.
You must be 21 and show proof of age in order to receive a 21+ wristband and purchase tickets good for beer and specialty drinks in the tents where alcohol is served. Beer tickets will be sold outside the tent areas, servers will not take cash for beer.
You may be asked by Festival Security or local police to dump or dispose of alcohol when it is being consumed in public areas, INCLUDING streets and neighborhoods.
It may be sunny and 60 degrees or windy and 30 degrees and it may be both in the same day. Please come prepared for the worst albeit hoping for the best. Wear comfortable, weather proof shoes and a genuine smile whenever possible.
Oops I forgot it! or I need more of it!
There is an Ace Hardware store located off 119 if you find yourself in need of anything as well as the B&F Grocery store. ATM’s are at several locations around town as well as at the tents.