2017 Event Schedule

$10 Wristband Gives You Access to ALL Three Music Tents on Saturday and Sunday!
(Purchase at ANY Tent Entrance).

Friday/10th

“A Legendary Evening”
4 pm – 1am
FDGD opens with “The Blue Ball” in the ReAnimate Yourself Tent

$20. Tickets available at the door!

A night of dancing, live music, spirits, costumery and celebration. Come dressed as Grandpa, Ice Queen or your favorite legend.

  • Live Music with Last Revel, Dragondeer and the Gasoline Lollipops
  • Bredo’s Brew cryogenically crafted by Grossen Bart Brewery to preserve your spirit
  • Fun, Festive, Spirited Cocktails
  • Ice Queen and Grandpa look alike contest at 8pm/ prizes also awarded for top three legend costumes
  • Grandpa’s gift shop and delicious food vendors

FDGD Costume Polar Plunge

FDGD Coffin Race

Saturday/11th

9 – 11 am
Registration & Wristband pick-up

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

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

Sponsored 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

  • Cryogenics magic show and survival skills demonstration

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 – 10 pm
Bacon Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

2nd Street

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

11 am – 10 pm
Brain Freeze Tent Open

1st Street

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

11 am – 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew cryogenically crafted  by Grossen Bart Brewery  to preserve your spirit / cocktails at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop and delicious food vendors

11 am – 5 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 Teen Center and goes up (west on) 1st St.

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

1 pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

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

1 – 2 pm
Costumed Polar Plunge

Guercio Field

2 – 3:30 pm
Coffin Races

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 – 4 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

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

3 – 5 pm
Ice Carving Competition with Bongo Love and Friends

Next to the 3B Tent

  • 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

3 – 5 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

Across from Brain Freeze Tent on 1st St.

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

In front of the Pioneer Inn on 1st St.

5 pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

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

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/12th

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

Sponsored by and supporting the Nederland Area Seniors

11 am – 5 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

12 – 4 pm
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr. Unit 107

  • Cryogenics magic show and survival skills demonstration

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 and frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling and more!

12 – 9 pm
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew cryogenically crafted  by Grossen Bart Brewery to preserve your spirit / cocktails at the Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop and delicious food vendors

12  – 9 pm
Brain Freeze Tent Open

1st St.

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

12 – 9 pm
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

2nd Street

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

12 – 2 pm
Salmon Toss & Sunday Brunch

Sundance Cafe, 1 mile South of Nederland on HWY 119

12 – 3 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

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

1 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest      

Pioneer Inn, 15 E. 1st St., Nederland

1 – 1:30 pm
Bring Out Your Beards!

On 1st St. across from the Brain Freeze Tent

  • Come strut your frosty, facial flare for the third annual Beard and Mustache contest
  • Fantastic prizes for 1st & 2nd Place for both “Best Mustache” and “Best Beard”
  • Competition sponsored by Grossen Bart Brewery

1 – 2 pm
Rise from the Dead Fat Bike Rally

New this year! Competition meets costumery in this 1 mile fat bike race through downtown Ned and back to Barker Reservoir

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

Next to the 3B Tent

  • 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 Brain Freeze Tent

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

2 – 3 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

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

2:30 – 4pm
Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest

Stage Stop 9 (Main St, Collinsville)

  • Contestants race to eat the most “oysters”
  • $7 entry fee
  • Registration at the event

3 pm
The Newly Dead Game

Black Forest Restaurant

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

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