Event Schedule

(Schedule subject to change.)

March 8–10, 2019
Nederland, Colorado

Event viewing & access to outdoor beer, bar & food garden free!
$20 wristband for entrance into all 3 live music tents on SAT and SUN (can be purchase at any tent).


Friday/8th

Blue Ball

4 pm until 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent
Tickets: $20

  • Live Music
  • Costume Contest—Be crowned Cold-As-Ice Queen or Grandpa Bredo (each winner is also awarded a prize package valued at $350)
  • Cocktails and specialty brews at the Ice Bar
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

Saturday/9th

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.

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

11 am – 10 pm
Brain Freeze Tent Open

1st Street

  • Craft Beer and Spirited Cocktails at the Colorado High Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

11 am – 1 am
ReAnimate Yourself Tent Open

Guercio Field

  • Bredo’s Brew cryogenically crafted  by Grossen Bart Brewery plus Upslope and Lumpy Ridge beers / cocktails at the Colorado High Ice Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

11 am – 5 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

FDGD ParadeNoon
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

12 – 4 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

Guercio Field
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
  • Portion of proceeds goes to Nederland Food Pantry

1 pm
Fix-A-Frozen-Flat

On the Clock Tower patio at112 E 2nd St. (by Tin Shed Sports & Salto Coffee Works)
  • Dunk your hands in a cooler of ice for 1 minute and see how quickly you can fix a flat tire on a bike wheel!
  • Prizes awarded to winners from each round.

1 – 2 pm
The Newly Dead Game

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

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

FDGD Costume Polar Plunge1 – 2 pm
Costumed Polar Plunge

Guercio Field
REGISTER AT THE EVENT

  • Jump into the icy tub time machine
  • Entry Fee: $10 (online registration ends 3/9 at midnight; then register at FDGD HQ)
  • Best costume wins an Eldora Midweek 2018/19 Season Ski Pass!!!
  • Runner-ups receive a FDGD towel or hat, Tepui Small Duffel, or a bottle of CO High Vodka
  • or a bottle of CO High Vodka (if 21 years of age)
  • After you plunge, head to Kelty’s Warming Area for heat lamps, blankets, chairs, hot cocoa, and hand warmers!
  • Waiver required to participate
  • $5 of each registration goes to support TEENS, Inc.’s Outdoor Leadership Program

FDGD Coffin Race2 – 3:30 pm
Coffin Races

Guercio Field
REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • 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

3 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

In front of the Pioneer Inn on 1st St.

  • Try and slip into something frozen… faster than everyone else
  • $10 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

3 – 4 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

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

  • Contestants race against each other downing frozen slushies for fabulous prizes
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

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

4 pm
Fix-A-Frozen-Flat

On the Clock Tower patio at112 E 2nd St. (by Tin Shed Sports & Salto Coffee Works)
  • Dunk your hands in a cooler of ice for 1 minute and see how quickly you can fix a flat tire on a bike wheel!
  • Prizes awarded

FDGD Frozen T Shirt Contest5 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

In front of the Pioneer Inn on 1st St.

  • Try and slip into something frozen… faster than everyone else
  • $10 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

5 – 5:30 pm
The Newly Dead Game

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

  • 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

Around Town

9:30 pm—Green Buddha @ Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar
10 pm—ONDA @ Pioneer Inn

Sunday/11th

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

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 – 5 pm
Live vultures and other decomposers

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology 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
Brain Freeze Tent Open

1st St.

  • Craft Beer and Spirited Cocktails at the Colorado High Bar
  • Live Music (see music schedule)
  • Grandpa’s Gift Shop

12 – 9 pm
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

2nd Street

FDGD Salmon Toss12 – 2 pm
Nemo and Iffy Salmon Toss

Stage Stop, Rollinsville

  • Farthest flung fish wins the prize
  • Famous bloody’s and pbr on sale
  • $5 entry fee
  • Waiver required to participate

1 pm
Fix-A-Frozen-Flat

On the Clock Tower patio at112 E 2nd St. (by Tin Shed Sports & Salto Coffee Works)
  • Dunk your hands in a cooler of ice for 1 minute and see how quickly you can fix a flat tire on a bike wheel!
  • Prizes awarded

1 pm
Pioneer Inn’s Frozen T-shirt Contest

Pioneer Inn, 15 E. 1st St., Nederland

  • Try and slip into something frozen… faster than everyone else
  • $10 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

1 – 1:30 pm
Bring Out Your Beards!

On 1st St. across from the 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

Human Foosball at FDGD

1 – 3 pm
Snowy Human Foosball

Guercio Field

  • It’s like Foosball with real people (6 per team)
  • $5/Player (walk-up registration—just show up!)
  • Spectacular Prizes
  • Waiver required to participate
  • Portion of proceeds goes to Nederland Food Pantry

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

FDGD Turkey Bowling1 – 3 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

1st St. across from the Brain Freeze Tent

  • Test your poultry bowling skills in the Icy Turkey Bowling Contest…
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

2 – 3 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

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

  • Contestants race against each other downing ice cold treats for fabulous prizes
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

3 – 4 pm
Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating Contest

  • Contestants race to eat the most “oysters”
  • $7 entry fee
  • Register at the event
  • Two rounds – each round winner receives a prize

3 – 3:30 pm
The Newly Dead Game

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

  • 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