Event Schedule

March 8–10, 2019
Nederland, Colorado

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

(Schedule subject to change.)


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 – 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!

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

Guercio Field (NEW LOCATION)

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

1st St.

  • Craft Beer and Spirited Cocktails
  • 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 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

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, 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
  • Portion of proceeds goes to Nederland Food Pantry

1 – 1:15 pm
The Newly Dead Game—Couples Edition

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 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!)
  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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

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 – 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)
  • 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

5 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 – 5:15 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

At Ned’s at 121 N. Jefferson St.
  • $7 entry fee; register at the event
  • Down fiery hot wings while answering trivia questions
  • Fabulous prizes
  • Contestant who finishes their plate first and answers 3 questions correctly wins!

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

  • Bring your poems, musings and odes to Grandpa

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 – 5 pm
Live vultures and other decomposers

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

12 – 12:15 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.

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.

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

12 – 9 pm
Bacon, Bourbon & Brews Tent Open

Guercio Field (NEW LOCATION)

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. 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

Human Foosball at FDGD

1 – 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
  • Portion of proceeds goes to Nederland Food Pantry

1 – 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

FDGD Turkey Bowling1 – 3 pm
Icy Turkey Bowling

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…
  • $5 entry fee; register at the event
  • Waiver required to participate

2 pm
Frozen Fix-A-Flat

On the Clock Tower patio at 112 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

2 – 3 pm
Brain Freeze Contest

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

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

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

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.