Frozen Dead Guy Days will rise again. The popular festival, which sees events like coffin races, was held in Nederland for years but.
Estes Park's tourism board announced this week it will be held once again in Estes Park, on St. Patrick's Day weekend in 2024.
"Our community came together in a big way to make the first Frozen Dead Guy Days held in Estes Park last year a great success," said Kara Franker, CEO of Visit Estes Park. "In 2024, the event is shaping up to be bigger and better with even more events and experiences in the works."
Frozen Dead Guy Days originated more than 20 years ago in Nederland in the mid-90s after the Boulder County town became internationally known for a controversy over the storage of a frozen dead guy in a shed.
Norwegian Trygve Bauge brought the corpse of his grandfather, Bredo Morstøl, to the U.S. hoping the start a cryogenics lab.
"Last year we honored Grandpa Bredo's legacy by resurrecting the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Estes Park," said John Cullen, president of Grand Heritage Hotel Group and owner of The Stanley Hotel.
Festival events will take place at both the Estes Park Events Complex and The Stanley Hotel.
"This year, we're excited to give this year's attendees the opportunity to visit Grandpa Bredo himself, at the new International Cryonics Museum," Cullen said.
The International Cryonics Museum is located inside the Ice House at The Stanley Hotel.
Attendees this year can expect a return of coffin races through obstacles, live music, DJs, dancing, polar plunges, fashion shows, food and more.
Festival tickets will go on sale on Friday, Dec. 8 at frozendeadguydays.com.
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