When we tell people we live in Nederland, Colorado, we usually get one of two responses. Either, the person has never heard it or they immediately respond with “oh, that’s where the frozen dead guy festival is.” FDGD is Nederland’s big claim to fame with out-of-towners, reaching almost cult-like status. Since 2002, Nederland has hosted the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival the second weekend in March. Frozen Dead Guy Days started in honor of Grandpa Bredo Morstoel. Morstoel did in 1989 and was cryogenically frozen, and was sent to Nederland in 1993 to be stored in a Tuff Shed, while a caretaker continued to pack him with dry ice. Initially the town resisted having Morstoel’s frozen body stored, but later relented and decided to celebrate by hosting a winter festival commemorating his frozen state. Thus, Frozen Dead Guy Days was started. Today, Frozen Dead Guy Days hosts all sorts of event over the course of two days including Frozen Turkey Bowling, the Blue Ball, the Parade of Hearses, and the ever popular coffin racing. FDGD now attracts upwards of 20,000 people and is unlike any other festival anywhere in the country.