Event Schedule

March 13–15, 2020 • Nederland, Colorado

FREE outdoor event viewing & access to beer & food!
$25 wristband for entrance into all 3 live music tents on SAT and SUN (purchase at any tent).

(Schedule subject to change.)

Friday/13th

Blue Ball / A Cosmic Affair

Friday, March 13th
4 pm until 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent
Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 at the door

Buy Your Ticket

  • Live Music with Alfonzo, Chain Station and Smooth Money Gesture & Special Friends
  • Costume Contest—Be crowned Space Ice Queen or Grandpa Bredo (each winner is also awarded a prize package valued at $350).
  • Silent Disco from 10:30 pm until 1 am with Sassfactory & Gangsterish
  • Your Blue Ball wristband gets you into the  late night show with Toubab Krewe at the Caribou Room ! (additional $18 value)

Saturday/14th

9 am – Noon
Registration & Wristband pick-up

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

  • Register for the Polar Plunge, Coffin Races & Parade of Hearses
  • 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

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

  • Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Cereal, Yogurt, Banana, Coffee, and Orange Juice
  • $12 Adult, $5 Under 12, $5 requested contribution for 60+
  • Sponsored by and supporting the Nederland Area Seniors.

11 am – 8 pm
Grandpa’s Mall Crawl

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

  • Nederland’s 1st. St. transforms into a pedestrian mall so revelers can enjoy street performers and participate in brain freezing and frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling and more!

11 am – 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew and other craft beers / cocktails at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

3B Ice Pig11 am – 10 pm
Bacon Bourbon & Brews (3B) Tent Open

Guercio Field

11 am – 10 pm
Not Yet Dead in Ned (Formerly Brain Freeze) Tent Open

1st St.

  • Featuring all-Nederland local artists and musicians
  • Craft Beer and Spirited Cocktails
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Viewing of “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” documentary

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr.

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

11 am & 4pm
“Call Me Ned” Musical Performance

Backdoor Theatre  (750 Hwy. 72N.)

What would happen if the frozen dead guy thawed out and came back to life? Could he convince anyone he was the real Grandpa Bredo during the festival? This tongue-in-cheek musical provides an enjoyable event with it’s toe-tapping songs and hilarious situations.

Noon
Parade of Coffin Racers & Hearses

Parade starts at the Teen Center, 151 East St. (East end of 1st St.) and goes up (west on) 1st St.

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

Snowy Human Foosball at FDGD12 – 4 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

100 East 1st St.
REGISTER AT THE EVENT

  • It’s like Foosball with real people (6 per team)
  • $5/Player (walk-up registration—just show up!)
  • Spectacular Prizes
  • Waiver required to participate
  • All proceeds benefit Nederland Robotics Club

12 – 4 pm
Live Vultures & Other Scavengers

Wild Bear Nature Center
Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 107

1 – 1:15 pm
The Newly Dead Game—Couples Edition

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr.

  • Buried or cremated?
  • How well do you know your partner?
  • Find out at the Newly Dead Game.

FDGD Polar Plunge1:30 – 2 pm
Costumed Polar Plunge

Guercio Field

Buy Ticket

  • Jump into the icy pool!
  • Check in onsite, by the pool, before plunging. If you need to register, visit Headquarters at least one hour prior to plunge.
  • $5 of each ($10) registration goes to support TEENS, Inc. Outdoor Leadership Program.
  • Prizes awarded for best costume, runner-up costume, youth spirit, and best team plunge (of 2-4 people).
  • Every participant MUST fill out a release and waiver.

FDGD Coffin Race2 – 3:30 pm
Coffin Races

Guercio Field

Register Now

  • Teams of  six pallbearers and one corpse race head to head,  through a course full of obstacles, mud, snow and drills.  All team members must cross the finish line to qualify for advancement. Coffins are required to have three sides.
  • Prizes awarded  for best time team, runner up time team, best theme, and most notable snafu on course
  • Waiver required to participate

Ice Carving at FDGD2 – 4 pm
Ice Carving Competition with Bongo Love and Friends

100 East 1st St.

  • View some of Colorado’s most talented ice carvers create works of art right before your eyes and vote for your favorite before it melts

FDGD Frozen T-Shirt Contest3 – 4 pm
Frozen T-shirt Contest

Guercio Field

  • Try and slip into something frozen… faster than everyone else
  • $10 entry fee; register onsite at Guercio Field (between the two tents)
  • Waiver required to participate

3 – 4 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

On 1st St. in front of the Not Yet Dead in Ned tent

3 – 5 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

On 1st St. across from the Not Yet Dead in Ned 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 – 5 pm
Frozen Horseshoes

Gold Dirt Distillery in Rollinsville at 275 Tolland Rd.

  • Take your horseshoe out of a bucket of water and toss it to the stake. Beat your opponent.
  • Free to participate
  • Live music by Fast Floyd 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Craft cocktails with spirits distilled onsite
  • Waiver required 

4 – 5 pm
Frozen Fix-A-Flat

On the Clock Tower Patio at 112 E 2nd St. (by Tin Shed Sports & Salto Coffee Works)
  • Dunk your hands in a cooler of ice for 1 minute and see how quickly you can fix a flat tire on a bike wheel! Several rounds take place as soon as the Coffin Races end, until 5 pm.
  • Live music by J.W. Schuller Trio 3:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Prizes awarded
  • Waiver required to participate

5 – 6 pm
Frozen T-shirt Contest

Guercio Field

5 – 5:15 pm
The Newly Dead Game—Individuals Edition

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr. Unit 107

  • Everyone in the audience can play along

5 – 6 pm
Hot Wing Trivia

Ned’s, 121 N. Jefferson St.

$7 entry fee; register at the event

  • Down fiery hot wings while answering trivia questions
  • Contestant who finishes their plate first and answers 3 questions correctly wins!
  • Fabulous prizes
  • Waiver required to participate

5 – 6 pm
Frozen Dead Poet Slam

On a soap box on 1st St. across from the Not Yet Dead in Ned tent

  • Bring your poems, musings and odes to Grandpa

Sunday/15th

8 – 11 am

FDGD Pancake Breakfast

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

  • Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Cereal, Yogurt, Banana, Coffee, and Orange Juice
  • $12 Adult, $5 Under 12, $5 requested contribution for 60+
  • Sponsored by and supporting the Nederland Area Seniors.

10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Viewing of “Grandpa’s in the Tuff Shed” documentary

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 107

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

12 – 12:15 pm
The Newly Dead Game—Individuals Edition

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr.

  • Everyone in the audience can play along

12 – 3 pm
Live Vultures & Other Scavengers

Wild Bear Nature Center
Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 107

12  – 6 pm
Grandpa’s Mall Crawl on First Street

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

  • Nederland’s 1st. St. transforms into a pedestrian mall so revelers can enjoy street performers and participate in brain freezing, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling, fix a frozen flat, and more!

12 – 9 pm
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew and other craft beers / cocktails at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

12  – 6 pm
Not Yet Dead in Ned (NYD) Tent Open

1st St.

  • Featuring all-Nederland local artists and musicians
  • Craft Beer and Spirited Cocktails
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

12 – 9 pm
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews (3B) Tent Open

Guercio Field

1 – 2 pm
Frozen T-shirt Contest

15 East 1st St.

1 – 3 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

100 East 1st St.

  • It’s like Foosball with real people (6 per team)
  • $5/Player (walk-up registration—just show up!)
  • Spectacular Prizes
  • Waiver required to participate
  • All proceeds go to Nederland Food Pantry

1 – 3 pm
Ice Carving Competition with Bongo Love and Friends

100 East 1st St.

  • View some of Colorado’s most talented ice carvers create works of art right before your eyes and vote for your favorite before it melts

1 – 3 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

1st St. across from the Not Yet Dead in Ned tent

2 – 3 pm
Frozen Fix-A-Flat

On the Clock Tower Patio at 112 E 2nd St. (by Tin Shed Sports & Salto Coffee Works)

2 – 3 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

1st St. in front of the Not Yet Dead in Ned tent

2 – 5 pm
Frozen Dead Poet Slam

On a soap box on 1st St. across from the Not Yet Dead in Ned (formerly Brain Freeze) tent

  • Bring your poems, musings and odes to Grandpa

4 – 4:15 pm
The Newly Dead Game—Couples Edition

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr.

  • Buried or cremated?
  • How well do you know your partner?
  • Find out at the Newly Dead Game.