Asheville Zombiewalk



Asheville Zombiewalk 2006

Since the first zombiewalk in 2006, the team behind the Asheville Zombiewalk (AZW) has been bringing you community fun in the form of a free, family-friendly event dripping with fake blood and plenty of shambling. The AZW remains committed to keeping the annual event free and fun for all ages.

The AZW has gained notoriety and support over the years, in large part from the surrounding community and local press, whom we …errr… live to serve. But we have also received national media coverage, and we aim to continue to be worthy of the attention of the press.

Don’t forget to check in regularly to our blog for horror reviews, zombie news, event updates, and everything fun and spooky!

The Asheville Zombiewalk occurs during October in conjunction with World Zombie Day, usually the second Sunday of the month.


AZW Over the Years

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Q: What are the details for the 2016 Zombiewalk?

A: This year’s WALK will be held in downtown Asheville, followed by fun events throughout the city. Click here for more information about this year’s event.


Q: Are you guys doing a “real” zombiewalk this year with closed roads and police barricades?

A: The Asheville Zombiewalk is as big as our community can make it without charging admission fees. Click here if you need a more thorough explanation.


Q: How can I volunteer for the AZW?

A: We’re always looking for volunteers, particularly for marshals during the event. Click here to sign up to volunteer.


Q: What kinds of sponsorship opportunities are available?

A: Even free events cost money to put on. The AZW needs monetary sponsors to help us cover expenses, as well as “zombie friendly” participating locations. Click here for more info about sponsorship.


Q: How can my business be listed as a “zombie friendly” partnering location?

A: The AZW doesn’t require anything from partnering locations this year (but this is subject to change in the future) except promise that friendly zombies can come and go unharmed. We do encourage decorations and themed menus or events. Click here to find out more or email


Q: I’m a member of the press. How can I get in touch?

A: Zombies love talking (or growling) to the press! We are available for comment by email ( or via Facebook (


Q: What if it rains?

A: What if the world ends? Either way, the Asheville Zombiewalk is happening.