Frequently Asked Questions

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Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl
Date: October 28, 2017 - 6pm

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Please click here for Parade information.

So is it a Zombie Crawl or a Parade?
It's actually both! The event starts off at 6pm with a Zombie-themed Parade, which is a procession of themed floats, "zombified" marching bands, undead street performers, and spooky-themed themed vehicles such as funeral hearses and doomsday cars (i.e. Mad Max junkyard-style cars and Bug-Out-Vehicles). Once all of the parade vehicles, floats and street performers have passed, an "outbreak" of zombies kicks off the Zombie Crawl. So it starts with a bang, and ends with a crawl.

If you are a street performer or have a themed vehicle that would be appropriate for our post-apocalyptic, Zombie, or Halloween theme, click here for Parade info. And PLEASE tell any hearse owners you may know that this unique parade is the perfect place for them to show off their spooktacular service vehicles.
What exactly is a "zombie crawl"?
A zombie crawl (sometimes called a zombie walk, zombie parade, zombie shuffle, etc.) is a fun social experience in which a large group of people dress up like zombies and "creep" from one part of a town to another. In this case, a large group of zombies will travel down Spring Street, starting in front of the Public Library and ending their "crawl" at Basin Spring Park. Parade participants should bring two (or more) cans of food to benefit the Flint Street Food Bank.
What does it cost?
It's FREE. There is no cost to be a spectator, or to participate in the parade or crawl. Parade participants are simply asked to bring two (or more) cans of food to benefit the Flint Street Food Bank.
Why stage a zombie crawl?
Why not? It's fun, and it's for a good cause!
Can I be a zombie? Can my kids?
Yes! We want this to be an enjoyable experience for all ages, and we welcome the entire family to join the horde. Strict rules prohibiting profanity, violence, and lewd behavior are in place for all would-be zombies. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to register as a participant on the day of the event. Be sure to check out our special Zombie 101 guide for how-to advice on zombie makeup and clothing, and helpful acting guidelines on staying in character.
Can I be a zombie hunter?
Yes! We will need lots of zombie "hunters", as well. It will be your job to help keep the horde in order, which is difficult to say the least. (It's a bit like herding cats.) Zombie hunters generally walk the sidelines and bring up the rear of the crawl, and your job will be to help maintain the cohesiveness of the crawl. We try to avoid having significant gaps that will make spectators think that the event is over when there are more zombies on the way. Zombie hunters are expected to dress accordingly - gas masks, combat boots, army fatigues or SWAT tactical clothing are appropriate. NO REAL WEAPONS ARE ALLOWED. Toy weapons or props that look realistic are allowed, but must be marked with bright orange paint or tape.
What other rules are in place for participants?
In short, we are prohibiting any acts of vandalism, littering, intimidation, harassment, trespassing on private property, public intoxication and/or drug use. And above all, this zombie crawl is considered a NO CONTACT event and all participants are prohibited from touching other people and/or their property. These rules apply to all zombies, zombie hunters, volunteers, and all Parade participants. Please play nice, and help us to make this a safe and happy event for everyone.
Can I volunteer? How else can I get involved?
The Zombie Crawl attracts several hundred participants each year, as well as a massive gathering of spectators. An event of this magnitude requires extensive planning and preparation, and we need all the help we can get. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping with any of the crawl or parade features.

How can I become a sponsor for the parade or zombie crawl?
To become a sponsor of Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl, a business may donate heplful merchandise or services, or simply offer a discount to participating "zombies". For example, a hotel may become a sponsor by offering a special discount to anyone who checks in dressed as a zombie. Or a bar or restaurant may feature a specially priced drink (there actually is a drink called a "zombie") for parade participants. These are just a few of the more obvious possibilities; we'd love to hear your ideas, as well!


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