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

The Newly Dead Game

At the Black Forest Restaurant with Gail Ruben, author of The Doyenne of Death

  • 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

  • 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