Event Schedule

March 8–10, 2019 • Nederland, Colorado

Free outdoor event viewing & access to beer & food!
$20 Wristband (good for entrance into all 3 live music tents) can be purchased at all tents SAT/SUN.

(Schedule subject to change.)


Friday/8th

Blue Ball - Hawaiian Luau

Blue Ball art by Jason RideoutDress to CHILL for FDGD’s Friday night opening party!

Enjoy live music,  Cryonic Blue Balls Punch, Bredo’s Brew and other beverages at Tim’s Tiki Bar as well as authentic Hawaiian fare at 5280 Aloha (along with other yummy choices). Peruse Grandpa’s Gift shop and vendor booths featuring Sean Wells with her amazing Day of the Dead art and Karla Booth with mind bending Real SnowFlake Photography.

Friday, March 8th
4 pm until 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent
Tickets: $20

Buy Tickets Now!

  • Live Music by Envy Alo and Kind Country and the Latin Gypsy Allstar Ensemble—featuring members of: Onda, Elephant Revival, Euforquestra, Jyemo, Tierro Band, Highway 50 & Los Cheesies!
  • Costume Contest—Be crowned Cold-As-Ice Queen or Grandpa Bredo (each winner is also awarded a prize package valued at $350)
  • Silent Disco with SoundDown from 10:30 pm until 1 am. Dance through the decades—’70s, ’80s, ’90s and beyond. 3 DJs, 3 colored channels, 3 realities to choose from.

Saturday/9th

9 – Noon
Registration & Wristband pick-up

Teen Center, 151 East 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.)

  • Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Cereal, Yogurt, Banana, Coffee, and Orange Juice
  • $9 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!

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

Guercio Field (NEW LOCATION)

  • Craft brew from Dead Hippie, Crow Hop, Lumpy Ridge & Grossenbart Breweries
  • Bacon!
  • Live Music (see music schedule)

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

1st St.

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

ReAnimate Yourself tent at FDGD11 am – 10pm
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew cryogenically crafted by Grossen Bart Brewery plus Upslope and Lumpy Ridge beers / cocktails at the Ice Bar
  • 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
“Call Me Ned” Musical Performance

Backdoor Theater, 243 W 4th St.

What would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy wasn’t frozen anymore? This musical explores the notion of what would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy accidentally came back to life. It is has six scenes with six musical numbers and incorporates audience participation throughout the play.

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

12 – 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 go to Nederland Food Pantry

12 – 4 pm
Hawkquest with Vultures and Bald Eagles

Wild Bear Nature Center Eagle Photo

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 – 2 pm
Costumed Polar Plunge

Guercio Field

Register Now!

  • Jump into the icy tub time machine
  • Entry Fee: $20 (online registration ends 3/7 at midnight; then register at FDGD HQ)
  • Prizes for best costume and most exciting plunge (no flips or diving!)
  • Best costume wins an Eldora 2019/20 season pass!
  • After you plunge, head to Kelty’s Warming Area for heat lamps, blankets, chairs, hot cocoa, and hand warmers!
  • Waiver required to participate
  • 50% of proceeds goes to support TEENS, Inc.’s Outdoor Leadership Program

FDGD Coffin Race2 – 3:30 pm
Coffin Races

Guercio Field

Register Now!

  • Teams race with a coffin and ‘corpse’ in tow through a course full of obstacles, mud, snow, drills, and other racers
  • Prizes awarded  for best time team, runner up time team, best theme/spirit, and most notable snafu on course
  • Waiver required to participate

2 – 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

3 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

In front of the Pioneer Inn on 1st St.

Brain Freeze Contest at FDGD3 – 4 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

On 1st St. in front of the Not Yet Dead in Ned (formerly Brain Freeze) tent

Icy Turkey Bowling at FDGD3 – 5 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

On 1st St. across from the Not Yet Dead in Ned (formerly 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

4 pm
Frozen Fix-A-Flat

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

4 pm
“Call Me Ned” Musical Performance

Backdoor Theater, 243 W 4th St.

What would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy wasn’t frozen anymore? Thi musical explores the notion of what would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy accidentally came back to life. It is has six scenes with six musical numbers and incorporates audience participation throughout the play.

5 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

In front of the Pioneer Inn on 1st St.

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

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

  • New individuals version this year!
  • Everyone in the audience can play along

5 – 6 pm
Hot Wing Trivia—NEW EVENT!

At Ned’s, 121 N. Jefferson St.

$7 entry fee; register at the event

Down fiery hot wings while answering trivia questions

Fabulous prizes

5 – 6 pm
Frozen Dead Poet Slam

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


Sunday/10th

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
  • $9 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

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

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

11 am
“Call Me Ned” Musical Performance

Backdoor Theater, 243 W 4th St.

What would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy wasn’t frozen anymore? This musical explores the notion of what would happen if the Frozen Dead Guy accidentally came back to life. It is has six scenes with six musical numbers and incorporates audience participation throughout the play.

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

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr.

  • New individuals version this year!
  • Everyone in the audience can play along.

12 – 3 pm
Nature’s Educators—Vultures and Snakes

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

  • Grossen Bart Brewery, Upslope, Lumpy Ridge craft beers / cocktails at the Colorado High Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

12  – 9 pm
Not Yet Dead in Ned (Formerly Brain Freeze) Tent Open

1st St.

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

12 – 9 pm
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

Guercio Field (NEW LOCATION)

  • Craft brew from Dead Hippie, Crow Hop, Lumpy Ridge & Grossenbart Breweries
  • Bacon!
  • Live Music (see music schedule)

FDGD Frozen T-Shirt Contest1 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. in front of the Not Yet Dead in Ned (formerly Brain Freeze) tent

Sunday Beard competition with the Boulder Facial Hair Club. Come show off those facial follicles and see how you stack up.  Enter any of these four categories and win FDGD merch:
  • Icy ’Stache (Moustache only)
  • Paritally Frozen (Goatee, chops, etc)
  • Full Bredo (Full Beard with moustache)
  • Wild Ride (Styled beards or beards with styled moustaches)
  • Sponsored by Grossen bart Brewery
  • Waiver required to participate

Snowy Human Foosball at FDGD1 – 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

Ice Carving at FDGD1 – 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 (formerly Brain Freeze) tent

Frozen Fix-a-Flat at FDGD2 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 (formerly Brain Freeze) 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

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.