Temperatures at this altitude can be extremely cold. Drink alcohol prudently, also in consideration of the high altitude. The late winter weather can be simply chilly or downright cold and appropriately icy in keeping with the festival theme so come prepared with warm layers, snowshoes or boots and keep in mind that Nederland is at high altitude, 8,230 foot elevation.
Pay for the play
To participate in the coffin races or view the Grandpa Bredo resting place, buy VIP tickets well in advance of the festival.
Visit nearby ghost towns
Nederland lies along the beautiful Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway, open year round, that runs for more than 55 miles from Black Hawk-Central City to Estes Park in the Rocky Mountains. Several ghost towns from the mining era are nearby and a ski area, Eldora Mountain Resort, is just five miles from town.
Nederland's hotels and motels fill up for the festival; Boulder offers a larger range of hotel accommodations.