While there are tons of options for Halloween entertainment in the upcoming weeks, you can start the festivities this Saturday by joining in or just being an observer at the annual Zombie Walk downtown. Starting off at the Acorn in Moore Square, the official “lurch route” will have the bloody, dirty undead slowly walking (though the appearance of a fast zombie is entirely possible) down Blount, Morgan, Edenton, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and Martin Streets. This is the fourth year the event has been held, and previous walks have hosted upwards of 300 zombies. Despite the abundance of blood and guts, the walk is billed as a family-friendly event, and spectators of all ages are encouraged.
For those interested in participating, the walk’s Facebook page makes note of a few short rules which they request be obeyed:
1) Keep out of traffic, obey all signals and listen to Johnny Law.
2) Keep your blood off sidewalks, buildings and monuments.
3) Your instinct is to consume the flesh of the living, but only attack ‘designated victims’ with the walk.
4) Children are just as susceptible to the zombie virus. This is a family-friendly event; act accordingly.
5) Don’t say ‘the zed word.’
The walk is set to begin at 7pm Saturday night at Moore Square and is free and open to the public.