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According to a USA Today poll, Nederland's Frozen Dead Guy Days is the nation's 5th best cultural festival, leading several familiar names, such as the Kentucky Derby, Mardi Gras, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Our end of winter festival was nominated by USA Today for their "10 Best Readers Choice" for "Best Cultural Festival in The World".
It seems that the 'younger' festivals had more eager followers, and edged out Mardi Gras, and the Kentucky Derby from even making the top 10. These younger festivals fill niches or take different approaches, which make them special.
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Of course, our festival has seen film crews and reporters from three continents, but being compared to Mardi Gras, or the Kentucky Derby, somehow legitimizes something.