Frozen Dead Guy Days is one of Colorado’s most unique festivals. It celebrates the town of Nederland’s cryogenically frozen man known as Grandpa Bredo.
Grandpa Bredo sits atop the town tucked away in the mountains in a Tuff Shed filled with dry ice hoping to one day be thawed and brought back to life. He has been frozen in Nederland since 1993 after being transported from his home country of Norway and has been waiting to come back ever since.
Every year, nearly 30,000 people ascend to the town of Nederland to spend the weekend celebrating the fascinating story of Grandpa Bredo at this three-day festival. The celebrations of Frozen Dead Guy Days revolve around the themes of death and Winter. There is frozen turkey bowling, polar plunges, human foosball, and, of course, coffin racing.
Sadly, our team didn’t quite make it to the final heat, but we did make it all the way to the semi-finals ending in third place. The Revenge of the Lobsters isn’t over yet, and we will be back next year to win the cup!
The entire weekend really brings the small, mountain town of Nederland to life even though the celebrations are centered around death. It’s quite a funny thing when you think about how someone’s death brings so much joy year after year.
The festival takes place in March every year and be sure to check out their website for the announcement of next year’s dates.
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