Nederland Thanksgiving

Posted on: October 27th, 2017

October 25, 2017


Nederland Community Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner returns, Nov. 12


            The annual Nederland Community Thanksgiving Dinner will once again bring together the mountain community, Nov. 12, from noon-3 p.m., for a free, potluck feast at the Nederland Community Center, 750 N. Hwy. 72. Everyone is welcome and invited. The event traditionally attracts more than 1,000 neighbors and friends from Nederland, Gilpin County, Ward, Gold Hill and surrounding areas.

            Patrons can enjoy the provided turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, roll and a beverage as well as numerous potluck-style sides and deserts from community members. Bring a favorite Thanksgiving side dish to share, if you can, or just come and enjoy a dinner.

            Everyone is encouraged to plan ahead to “bring your own and take it home.” Bring a non-disposable plate, cup and utensils to help the community meet its zero waste goals. No plastic or paper plates and utensils will be provided. This year, the ability to wash or rinse dishes will not be possible in the kitchen, and is not allowed in restrooms, so plan to bring home dirty plates.

            All of the food and drink provided at this popular, community-oriented event is donated by local business owners and all of its organization and preparation is provided by community volunteers. More than 40 donated turkeys are cooked by volunteers each year.

            Anyone interested in making a donation, cooking a turkey or helping the day of the event to set up, clean up or serve, is welcome to sign up online at, or You may also send an e-mail to or call/text 720-560-6249. Current information can be found on Facebook at