Saturday, March 12

Ladies in the FDGD Parade9 – 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 your day outdoors!
  • NedAreaSeniors$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 Open House

Caribou Shopping Center, 20 Lakeview Dr. Unit 107

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

11 am – 8 pm
Brain Freeze Tent Open

Located on 1st St.

  • Craft Beer and Festive, Fun Spirited Drinks
  • 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 Freeze and 3B tents, watch street performers, and participate in brain freezing, frozen t-shirt contests, icy turkey bowling and more!

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 – 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 & food vendors

Tuff shed Cryogenic Mausoleum11 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

 FDGD ParadeNoon
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

At the Black Forest Restaurant with Gail Ruben, author of The Doyenne of Death http://AGoodGoodbye.com

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

FDGD Costume Polar Plunge1 – 2 pm
Costume Polar Plunge

NEW LOCATION at Guercio Field


FDGD Coffin Race2 – 3:30 pm
Coffin RacesX8 Energy Gum

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

 FDGD Turkey Bowling3 – 5 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

Located on 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

Located in front of the Brain Freeze Tent on 1st St.


 FDGD Frozen T Shirt Contest3 pm & 5 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

Located on 1st St. in front of the Pioneer Inn


3 – 5 pm
Cosmic Comedy BusCosmic Comedy Bus

Located next to the Bacon Bourbon & Brews Tent

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

5 pm
The Newly Dead Game

At the Black Forest Restaurant with Gail Ruben, author of The Doyenne of Death http://AGoodGoodbye.com

  • 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