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Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, Colorado - Coffin Races & Polar Plunge!
Dead Guy Days Days - Coffin Races & Turkey Bowling in Nederland Colorado CO
By Jesse Hoff
Went to visit Nederland, Colorado for the annual Dead Guy Days festival. Turkey Bowling ensued, polar plunges, and the main event, a good old Dead Man Coffin Race. The event reminded me a great deal of an event in Chatanika, Alaska where modified outhouses are raced.
Nederland Colorado Historical Video
Nederland Co. video includes segments about Nederland's' History, Nederland Today (what makes the town special, schools, churches, real estate, businesses etc.) and Visiting Nederland (shopping, dining, lodging, activities & things to do). This is part of ColoradoTown Stories on Video series hosted at www.ColoradoTown.com
Nedfest - Nederland, CO
The Nederland Music & Arts Festival (aka NedFest) is an annual three-day outdoor music, arts and microbrew festival with camping located in the mountains of Nederland, Colorado on the shores of Barker Meadow Reservoir, just 17 miles (27 km) west of (3, 000 ft. (900 m) above) Boulder, Colorado in the United States, typically held the last weekend of August. The music featured is in the bluegrass, jazz, jamband, jamgrass and worldbeat genres, or moreover, a sound that blends these styles and others together. Up to six bands perform each day on one stage with acoustic ‘tweener sets between each band.
Started in the 1880s, Miners’ Days celebrates the mountain town’s mining heritage with a weekend of action. Men and women compete in spike driving, hand and machine drilling, and other traditional events in this annual prize competition. There are also amateur and children’s events, craft booths, a parade and more.
Neder-Nederland 5k and 10k
For a real runner’s high, head to the Neder-Nederland High Altitude 5k and 10k, the last in the Boulder County Five Race Series. These races, annually in September, start at Nederland High School (597 County Road 130) at 9am with the firing of the ancient cannon.
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