Is Frozen Dead Guy Days for real or just an urban legend?
If you are into some wacky festival celebration then Frozen Dead Guy Days is the perfect place to be. FGDG is celebrated from Friday through Sunday on the first full weekend of March.
FROZEN DEAD GUY DAYS / March 10 11 & 12 2017 / Nederland, Colorado
Colorado’s most frigidly fun festival!
$10 Wristband Gives You Access to ALL Three Music Tents on Saturday and Sunday! (Purchase at ANY Tent Entrance).
Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in the country, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the Colorado mountain town of Nederland — three days of frosty merriment featuring 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. Celebrating its 16th year in 2017, Frozen Dead Guy Days 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 adventurous, life enthusiasts come to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.
See the schedule for all the free-to-watch frosty events that go on, along with 3 heated tents providing beer, spirited drinks, food & live music ($10 wristband gets you into all 3 tents) on Saturday & Sunday and Blue Ball ($20 entry) on Friday.
2017 Festival Hours
Friday, March 10th: 4 pm – 1 am (Blue Ball)
Saturday, March 11th: 11 am – 1 am
Sunday, March 12th: 12 – 9 pm
Places to Eat in Nederland
- Roy’s Last Shot – Just out of town so you’ll escape the crowd and get a great meal
- Sundance Cafe
- Coffee Shops in Nederland
According to Wikipedia the FGDG Legend….
In 1989, a Norwegian citizen named Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his recently deceased grandfather, Bredo Morstøl, to the United States. The body was preserved on dry ice for the trip, and stored in liquid nitrogen at the Trans Time cryonics facility from 1990 to 1993. In 1993, Bredo was returned to dry ice and transported to the town of Nederland, where Trygve and his mother Aud planned to create a cryonics facility of their own. When Trygve was deported from the United States for overstaying his visa, his mother, Aud, continued keeping her father’s body cryogenically frozen in a shack behind her unfinished house. Aud was eventually evicted from her home for living in a house with no electricity or plumbing, in violation of local ordinances.At that time, she told a local reporter about her father’s body, and the reporter went to the local city hall in order to let them know about Aud’s fears that her eviction would cause her father’s body to thaw out. The story caused a sensation. In response, the city added a broad new provision to Section 7-34 of its Municipal Code, “Keeping of bodies”, outlawing the keeping of “the whole or any part of the person, body or carcass of a human being or animal or other biological species which is not alive upon any property”. However, because of the publicity that had arisen, they made an exception for Bredo, a grandfather clause.
For more information on Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland CO, check out their website here at frozendeadguydays.org, and “like” them on Frozen Dead Guy Days on Facebook.