Event Schedule

Below is the 2016 schedule. The 2017 event schedule will be announced in January.

Friday/11th

4 – midnight
FDGD opens with “The Blue Ball” in the ReAnimate Yourself Tent

Tikets available at the door!

A night of dancing, live music, spirits, costumery and celebration

  • Live Music with Euphorquestra, Windows Bane & Funky Tonk Heroes
  • Craft Beer
  • Fun, Festive, Spirited Drinks
  • Ice Queen and Grandpa look alike contest at 8pm/ prizes his and hers Selk Bags sponsored by Mountain Man Outdoor Store in Nederland
  • Grandpa’s gift shop & delicious food vendors Hog Wild, Chef Road Show, & others

Frozen Turkey Bowling

FDGD Polar Plunge

Ice Queen and King

FDGD Carving

FDGD Salmon Toss

Saturday/12th

9 – 11 am
Registration and Wristband pick-up

Teen Center, 151 East 1st St. (East end of 1st St.)

  • Register for the Polar Plunge & Coffin Races & Parade Contest
  • Waiver pick-up for ALL FDGD events (waivers on site for smaller events)
  • All event participants must sign a waiver and get waiver wristband.

8 – 11 am
FDGD Pancake Breakfast

Community Center (.5 mi North on HWY 72, or take the path up Jefferson St.)

  • Eggs and sausage, coffee and juice and all you can eat pancakes! Warm your belly for a day outdoors!
  • $8 Adult, $5 Senior, $4 Under 12

NedAreaSeniorsSponsored by and supporting the Nederland Area Seniors

10:30 am – 5 pm
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr. Unit 107

  • Open house with the Turkey Vultures from the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (presentation at 3:30 pm) and Spiders, Scorpions and Cockroaches.

11 am – 8:30 pm
Bacon Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

Located on 2nd Street

  • Craft breweries, local distilleries, bacon vendors and live music
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors

11 am – 8 pm
Grandpa’s Mall Crawl

Downtown Nederland (on 1st St. east of the Visitor Center)

  • Nederland’s First Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall so revelers can enjoy music in the Brain Freezer and 3B tents, street performers, and participate in brain freezing, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling and more!
  • 11 am – 8 pm
    Brain Freeze Tent Open

    Located on 1st Street

    • Craft Beer and Festive, Fun Spirited Drinks
    • Live Music (see music schedule)
    • Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors

11 am – 10 pm
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

NEW LOCATION in Guercio Field

  • Craft Beer and Fun, Festive, Spirited Drinks at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop and food vendors

11 am – 4 pm
Viewing of “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” documentary

Black Forest Restaurant

  • Watch the award-winning “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” short film; shows approx. every 30 minutes

Noon
Parade of Coffin Racers & Hearses 

Parade starts at the Nederland Teen Center and goes up (west on) 1st St.

  • Parade Participants check in and line up at the Teen Center.

1pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

  • Test your knowledge of your partner’s “death wishes”

1 – 2 pm
Costumed Polar Plunge

NEW LOCATION at Guercio Field

2 – 3:30 pm
Famous Coffin Races

NEW LOCATION at Guercio Field

  • Teams race with a coffin and ‘corpse’ in tow through a course full of obstacles, mud, snow, other racers.
  • CASH PRIZE  for best costumed team, trophies and lots of goodies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
  • Register and download a waiver

3 – 5 pm
Cosmic Comedy Bus

Located next to the 3B Tent

  • 90 minutes of Features & open mic
  • Or come chill anytime!

3 – 5 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

1st St. across from Brain Freeze Tent

  • Test your poultry bowling skills in the Icy Turkey Bowling Contest…you’re welcome to BYOFF (bring your own frozen fowl)
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

3 – 4 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

In front of the Brain Freeze Tent on 1st St.

3 pm & 5 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

On 1st St. in front of the Pioneer Inn

5pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

  • Test your knowledge of your partner’s “death wishes”

5 – 6 pm
Frozen Dead Poet Society Open Readings

On a soap box on 1st St. across from the Brain Freeze Tent

  • Bring your poems, musings and odes to Grandpa

Sunday/13th

8 – 11 am
FDGD Pancake Breakfast

Community Center (.5 mi North on HWY 72, or take the path up Jefferson St.)

  • Eggs and sausage, coffee and juice and all you can eat pancakes!
    Warm your belly for a day outdoors!
  • $8 Adult, $5 Senior, $4 Under 12

NedAreaSeniorsSponsored by and supporting the Nederland Area Seniors

10 am – 4 pm
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr. Unit 107

  • Open house with raptors, snakes, cockroaches and other creepy crawlies.
  • Learn about the planet’s most mysterious animals with Nature’s Educators (presentations at 11 am and 2 pm)!Nature's Educators

11 am – 7 pm
Brain Freeze Tent Open

Located on 1st St.

  • Craft Beer and Fun, Festive, Spirited Drinks
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors

11 am – 6 pm
Grandpa’s Mall Crawl on First Street

Downtown Nederland (on 1st St. east of the Visitor Center)

  • Nederland’s First Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall so revelers can enjoy music in the Brain Freeze tent, street performers and participate in brain freezing, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling, poetry slamming and more!

11 am – 7 pm
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

NEW LOCATION in Guercio Field

  • Craft Beer and Fun, Festive, Spirited Drinks at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors

11 am – 7 pm
Bacon Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

Located on 2nd Street

  • Craft breweries, local distilleries, bacon vendors and live music
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop & food vendors

11 am – 2 pm
Salmon Toss & Sunday Brunch

Sundance Cafe, 1 mile South of Nederland on HWY 119

11 am – 3 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

NEW LOCATION at Guercio Field

  • It’s like Foosball with real people
  • Spectacular Prizes
  • $30/team
  • Register and download a waiver
  • Entry Fees will be donated to Nederland Teen Center

11 am – 4 pm
Viewing of “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” documentary

Black Forest Restaurant

  • Watch the award-winning ”Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” short film; shows approx. every 30 minutes.

1 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest      

The Pioneer Inn, 15 E. 1st St., Nederland

1pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

  • Test your knowledge of your partner’s “death wishes”

1 – 1:30 pm
Mustache and Beard Contest

On 1st St. across from the Brain Freeze Tent

  • Come strut your frosty, facial flare for the second annual Beard and Mustache contest
  • Fantastic prizes for 1st & 2nd Place for both “Best Mustache” and “Best Beard”

1 – 3 pm
Ice Carving with Bongo Love

NEW LOCATION at Guercio Field

1 – 3 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

On 1st St. across from the Brain Freeze Tent

  • Test your poultry bowling skills in the Icy Turkey Bowling Contest…
  • BYOFF (bring your own frozen fowl) encouraged
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate
  • Used carcasses donated to Ed’s dog

1 – 3 pm
Cosmic Comedy Bus

Located next to the 3B text

  • 90 minutes of Features & open mic
  • Or come chill anytime!

2 – 3 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

In front of the Brain Freeze Tent on 1st St.

3 – 4 pm
Frozen Dead Poet Society Open Readings

On a soap box on 1st St. across from the Brain Freeze tent

  • Bring your poems, musings and odes to Grandpa