The 2016 Frozen Dead Guy Days festival in Nederland, Colorado will, as always, feature a parade of hearses, coffin races, and a polar plunge. In addition to all the other festivities, Gail Rubin will be there to emcee three rounds of The Newly-Dead Game® and present continuous showings of “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED,” the documentary that tells the strange but true story of how Bredo Morstoel became the Frozen Dead Guy.
The festival, celebrating its 15th year in 2016, starts on Friday, March 11 with “The Blue Ball” from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s a night of dancing, live music, spirits, costumes and celebration. It will be in the ReAnimate Yourself tent, so bundle up!
Continuous showings of “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED” start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the bar at the Black Forest Restaurant and run until 4:00 p.m. You can also enter a drawing for fun FDGD stuff and copies of Gail’s books, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die and Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips.
The Newly-Dead Game will take place in the garden room of the restaurant at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Four couples can compete for “valuable prizes” and Internet fame! Both the showings of “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED” and The Newly-Dead Game are sponsored by Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services in Longmont, CO.
Couples interested in playing must sign a release form prior to participating. Sign up in advance at the Black Forest Restaurant by finding Gail Rubin in the bar where she’ll be showing “Grandpa’s in the TUFF SHED.” Here’s an example of how to play the game, from the 2014 festival:
Frozen Dead Guy Days was listed as #5 on the USA Today Top 10 Best Cultural Festival list as chosen by readers. Thousands of adventurous people come annually to participate in and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment. Visit the Frozen Dead Guy Days website to learn about all the fun, freezing dead activities on tap!