Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 2014 FDGD Sponsorship Packet HERE or check out offers below.

* under each sponsorship level below is an option to sign up and  pay via pay pal      

What is Frozen Dead Guy Days?

Celebrating it’s 13th year in 2014, Nederland, Colorado’s Frozen Dead Guy Days is known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country and continues to be a world-renowned spectacle. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thou­sands of active, fun-loving, winter enthusiasts come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media.

Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” features outrageous events like the coffin races, costumed polar plunge, ice turkey bowling, frozen T-shirt contest, brain freeze contests, snow beach volleyball, a parade of hearses and the frozen salmon toss. It all takes place amid a free music festival featuring some of Colorado’s most talented acts in an “eccentric cross be­tween morbid and hilarious that permeates the weekend’s atmosphere.”

Sponsorship Advantages

Don’t miss out on the terrific marketing opportunity of be­ing a Frozen Dead Guy Days sponsor and reaching thousands of active, affluent adults who enjoy the outdoors, winter activities, craft beer, MMJ and live music outside of a traditional ski area environment. Frozen Dead Guy Days sponsorship offers a unique way to increase brand aware­ness, and is the perfect spot to launch a new product or ser­vice or drive retail traffic and stimulate sales or promotional opportunities.

The biggest benefits of sponsorship – other than associa­tion with one of Colorado’s most unique and fun festivals – is having an on-site presence in front of 15,000+ winter en­thusiasts, being included in all event advertising (including publications like the Boulder Weekly, Winter Scene Magazine, Marquee Magazine , Elevations Magazine, local radio stations, Mountain Ear, MMAC Monthly, Boulder Magazine and Yellow Scene Magazine) and getting an ad in the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival Guide. The Guide reaches tens of thousands throughout the Peak to Peak region, Boulder, Denver and surrounding areas for several weeks before and during the event, as well as year-round at the Nederland Visitor Center.

In addition to the marketing benefits, sponsorships in­clude numerous other perks as well.

Media Exposure

Sponsorship in Frozen Dead Guy Days provides a year-round advertising opportunity through an ad in the Official 2014 Frozen Dead Guy Day Festival Guide and on the Frozen Dead Guy Day website. Each year, Frozen Dead Guy Days also invests in advertising in local radio stations and numerous Front Range publications like the Boulder Weekly, Winter Scene Magazine, Marquee Magazine, Elevations Magazine, Mountain-Ear, MMAC Monthly, Boulder Magazine and Yellow Scene Magazine. Sponsors’ logos will be included with these ads as well as mentioned and “tagged” in Facebook posts.

Additional people will be reached through media coverage that has been, and continues to be, extensive and world wide. Among others, it was named by the Chicago Tribune in 2007 as “One the Country’s Top 100 Festivals Not to be Missed.” Video footage of the festival has graced the networks of many broadcasts including Bill Geist’s segment on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CNN, ABC News, PBS features, the Game Show Network and more. Numerous amateur videos can also be found online.

In addition to more than a decade of coverage around the world (including television shows from Belgium, Canada and Russia), Frozen Dead Guy Days won the 2010 Governor’s Award for Best Promotional Event in Colorado, was named one of the Top Five Winter Festivals in the country by Readers Digest, has donned the pages of the New York Times, Southwest Airlines’ Spirit magazine and made the “Top Ten” lists of Lonely Planet and Hotels.com in 2012. CNN has the event listed as “One of the Best Costumed Festivals in the Country” and the story of the Grandpa Bredo was just featured on the Travel Channel’s, Monumental Mysteries.

The festival has also been “immortalized” by two international award-winning documentaries, Grandpa’s In The Tuff Shed and Grandpa’s Still In The Tuff Shed by the Beeck Sisters. Last year Bo Shaffer’s Book Colorado’s Iceman and the Story of the Frozen Dead Guy was published and the whole saga of the last two decades was chronicled. It has also been part of numerous other books including Bill Geist’s Way Off the Road and John Hafnor’s Strange But True, Colorado: Weird Tales of Wild West.

The “Official” Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival Guide

The Official Festival Guide is at least 40 color pages filled with festival information, funny stories and great pictures; 10,000 cop­ies are printed and distributed through­out the Front Range, Denver, Boulder and mountains regions. Additionally, visitors to Nederland are handed guides year round when they come asking about the frozen dead guy. Official Guide Advertising opportunities are available.

How to become a sponsor

To become a sponsor, review the sponsorship levels and benefits below.  Choose your sponsorship level and complete the payment process via Pay Pal.  

If you would like to sponsor with in-kind or a combination of cash and in-kind, contact Amanda at fdgd2010@gmail.com or call 303-506-1048, we’re open to all types of arrangements.

Sponsorship Levels

FROSTY $200
Package includes:

  • 1/4 page ad in FDGD Guide
  • Listing on Sponsorship Page
  • 1 FDGD shirt
ICE-COLD $500 

Package includes:

  • 1/2 page ad in FDGD brochure/mention on sponsorship page OR Online Ad
  • Link on FDGD website  (5,000-7,000 hits monthly pre- and post-festival)
  • melting adoration at all announced events
  • 1 FDGD shirt & 2 Blue Ball tickets

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FROZEN $1,500
Sponsor of either the Parade, Blue Ball, Snowy Beach Volley Ball, Frozen Turkey Bowling, Brain Freeze contests
Package includes:

  • Name attached to specific sponsored event
  • Full-page ad in the FDGD Guide
  • Logo on sponsorship page
  • Two banners placed in prime advertising spots at event
  • Booth at event
  • Link on FDGD website (5,000-7,000 hit monthly)
  • Third-level logo spot on volunteer shirt
  • 2 FDGD VIP packages each including: 2 Blue Ball tickets, wristband,
  • a bottomless VIP cup, FDGD VIP shirt, parking pass, access to FDGD VIP catered lounge
  • Entry into Polar Plunge for two participants
  • Business name mentioned at all announced events

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SUB-ZERO $5,000
Main Sponsor of the Polar Plunge, Reanimate Yourself Tent or Grandpa’s Spirit Tent 
Package includes:

  • Business name attached to specific sponsored event
  • Full-page ad with a primary location in the FDGD Guide
  • Logo on sponsorship page
  • Up to five banners placed in prime visible spots
  • Booth in the Reanimate Yourself Tent or onsite at Polar Plunge
  • FDGD website banner placement (5,000-7,000 hits monthly)
  • Logo on all paid advertisements, posters, banners and Facebook page (over 8,700 fans)
  • Secondary logo spot on volunteer shirt melting adoration at all announced events
  • 4 FDGD VIP packages each including: 2 Blue Ball tickets, wristband, a bottomless VIP cup, FDGD VIP shirt, parking pass, access to FDGD VIP catered lounge
  • Entry into Coffin Races, Polar Plunge (up to five participants) and all paid events
  • Business name mentioned at all announced events

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CRYONIC $10,000
Primary Sponsor of Frozen Dead Guy Days 2014 and Naming Rights to Coffin Races – This sponsorship package gives your business a presence at all FDGD events and can be customized to your needs.
Package includes:

  • Business name/logo attached to the Coffin Races and in all advertising and on-site signs
  • Inside front of FDGD guide or back page, as well as top spot on sponsorship page
  • One unique banner made by FDGD combing sponsor name and event artwork
  • Banners placed in prime advertising spots at all events and tents
  • Booths in the Reanimate Yourself and Grandpa’s Spirit tents
  • Advertisement banner on all pages of the FDGD website (5,000-7000 hits monthly pre- and post-festival)
  • Logo on all paid advertisements, posters, banners
  • Facebook advertisement (currently 8,700 likes)
  • Top and largest logo on volunteer shirt logo on 10,000 pint glasses
  • On-air radio recognition/as well as melting adoration at all announced events mention in all press releases
  • 6 FDGD VIP packages each including: 2 Blue Ball tickets, wristband, a bottomless VIP cup, FDGD VIP shirt, parking pass, access to FDGD VIP catered lounge
  • Entry into Coffin Races, Polar Plunge (up to five participants) and all paid events
  • Business name mentioned at all announced events

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Additional custom sponsorship packages, including in-kind contributions, can also be arranged.  Email Amanda or call 303-506-1048 for consideration of any offers of goods and services.