SHREVEPORT ZOMBIE CENTRAL
Please read the following FAQ:
When and where is the Shreveport Zombie Walk?
Shreveport Zombie Walk 2012 will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 2 PM - 6 PM, at Shreveport's Downtown Festival Plaza, specifically the entire west end. The first 3 years' walks were at Mall St. Vincent. The 4th Annual was the biggest and most successful yet; it was held in Downtown Shreveport next to the Caddo Courthouse on Oct. 8, 2011, with approximately 600 zombies in attendance!
With a full four hours, attendees will have the opportunity to shamble, moan & groan, donate non-perishable food, participate in a "Zombie Tattoo Contest," meet & greet with horror authors Joe McKinney & Rhiannon Frater, special guests of the walk, listen to some rockin' tunes by The Moulin Dead, enter the zombie costume contest, possibly win door prizes, check out cool vendors, nibble on yummy eats (flesh & brains not included), purchase official Shreveport Zombie Walk Merch, get zombie photos taken, and much more! This year's walk will feature a "Little Zombie" area, where kids can have fun, participate in their own separate costume contest, and hang out with mini-undead of their own size!
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Why a "zombie walk?"
There are lots of ways to help our community - making them fun and creative brings in more people, which brings in more donations! At the Shreveport Zombie Walk, the only thing we ask attendees to bring is non-perishable food to donate to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. In 2010, we raised almost 900 lbs. of food! Anyone who brings food to donate will receive tickets for door prize drawings at the walk.
What do people do at the zombie walk?
People of all ages attend the zombie walk! Dress up in your most creative, scary, funny, etc...zombie costume for a chance to win a costume prize! When the event begins at, zombies will for the walk, food donations are accepted, the crowd is entertained with music, and judges check out everyone's zombie-attire, to later announce their picks for the best costume prizes. Door prizes are given out throughout the event; anyone who brings non-perishable food receives a ticket for a chance to win (must be present to win.)
Near the end of the event, all zombies gather together as one large crowd and shamble, moan and groan to raise awareness of of hunger issues in our community.
Are there rules/guidelines?
We must always respect the property, we must abide by the "no touching" rule - meaning that if someone is not participating, leave them alone, we are not a haunted house, and don't" jump-scare" children! One rule that every participant of the Shreveport Zombie Walk MUST abide by is NO FAKE BLOOD can be smeared on or used to destruct property. Please be mindful of the application of your fake blood - it is a safety hazard if it drips onto surfaces. Also, when we are walking as a crowd, DO NOT RUN - we are "Romero-style" zombies, not "2004 Dawn of the Dead" zombies! If you cannot abide by these rules, you may be asked to leave by crowd control or Shreveport Police.
4th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk 2011 was a HUGE success! We had approximately 600 zombies and zombie enthusiasts in attendance and raised 1,460 lbs of food in only 2 hours!
Professional Photography from the 2011 4th Annual Shreveport Zombie Walk NOW ONLINE! Courtesy of Douglas Opbroek Photography. Available for purchase.