Asheville Zombiewalk

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Our Favorite Scavenger Hunt Photos from 2015

We were delightfully surprised by the number of great photos we received from participants in this year’s Asheville Zombiewalk scavenger hunt! Unfortunately, we could not give prizes to everyone. But we can highlight our favorite photos.

Here is a selection of our favorite funny and spooky photos submitted from the 2015 scavenger hunt:


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The Asheville Zombiewalk Needs YOU to Volunteer!

The Asheville Zombiewalk is only as great as our community support. Come help us as we celebrate our 10th event this October.

We are currently seeking volunteers for a variety of positions before and during the event. Click here for a list of some of the volunteer opportunities available. If you have a few hours free between now and October, or if you want to be a dedicated member of our Zombie Hoard Event Staff, WE NEED YOU!

We invite all the interested undead to our first volunteer meeting of the season:

Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00pm

Atlanta Bread’s south location, 484 Hendersonville Road

Everyone with an interest in the Zombiewalk, with having a role in this year’s event, or even with ideas for the 2015 Zombiewalk is invited.

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About the 2015 Asheville Zombiewalk

The 2015 Asheville Zombiewalk will be held on Sunday, October 11th in downtown Asheville. The event started in 2006, so we’re turning 10 years old this year, and we expect the event to be the best one yet! This year’s Zombiewalk will feature some new activities and some stuff we’ve never done before, including a big “Thriller” Dance Off, downtown scavenger hunt, costume contest, face painting, and more.

Details about venue and activity specifics will be announced as we get closer to the event date. In the meantime, please follow us on social media for all our updates as they’re announced:


Email if you have any questions.

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Save the Date for 2015!

Calling all zombies!

Help the Asheville Zombiewalk celebrate our 10th birthday with an event to remember. Join us on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in downtown Asheville for a kid-friendly event featuring a costume contest, scavenger hunt, “Thriller” dance-off, and – of course – makeup artists.

We’ll be releasing more bone-crunching information as we get closer to the event date. For now, stay tuned to the AZW blog, RSVP on the Facebook event page, and tweet your excitement with the hashtag #avlzombie.


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Our Favorite Scavenger Hunt Photos

We were delightfully surprised by the number of great photos we received from participants in this year’s Asheville Zombiewalk scavenger hunt! Unfortunately, we could not give prizes to everyone. But we can highlight our favorite photos.

Here is a selection of our favorite funny and spooky photos submitted during the 2014 scavenger hunt:

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Big Zombie Thanks to Everyone Who Made this Year a Success!

Thank YouThe Asheville Zombiewalk is truly a community event, and we could not have done it this year without the help of a long list of great people! If you don’t see your name below, we’re sincerely sorry for the oversight, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate you.

Every piece of the puzzle was important – from providing sponsorship to lending us a megaphone. Thank you all for your help with the 2014 Asheville Zombiewalk!


105.9 the Mountain FM

Stuff Monsters Like

Asheville Yacht Club

Blinkin’ Pig

Asheville Blog

Asheville Downtown Association

Halloween Superstore

Beau and Bebe Marler

Multiverse Asheville



Hi-Wire Brewing

Catawba Brewing


Whitley Albury, photography

Allegra Printing, marketing

Alt Media Pros, photography

Anthony Hardin, megaphone

Asheville Citizen-Times and Carole Motsinger

Asheville FM and Kim Rooney

Asheville Grit


Dan Burrello, Godfather of the Asheville Zombiewalk

City of Asheville

E.W. Grove Microbrewery and Experimental Virus Lab

Figures Sold Separately

Marcia Grillo, videography

Humans of Asheville

Indulge Images, photography

Jennifer Mesk Photography, photography

Michael Keane, videography

Multiverse Asheville, advertising

Devyn Ray, makeup

Josh Rigsby, medical and security

Sam Stewart, acting

Debbie Thorne and Family

Michael Tracey (VisionCache), photography

Mercy de la Vega, makeup

Joshua P. Warren

Sadie Wilson

Amy Williams, makeup

Zombie Neil Diamond and Zombie Rob Zombie


Special thanks go to everyone who liked our page, tweeted the hashtag, told their friends, or posted a link about the event. The Asheville Zombiewalk is nothing if no one has heard about it.

And for all who just came, dressed up, and had fun.


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Congratulations to the 2014 Asheville Zombiewalk Scavenger Hunt Winners!

There was an awesome turnout at this year’s Asheville Zombiewalk in Aston Park! We loved seeing everyone from zombie kids to Zombie Jesus come out, shamble about, and revel in the season.

As part of this year’s festivities, we released our hoard of zombies upon downtown Asheville to engage in a photo scavenger hunt. Participants were asked to find a number of items on our scavenger hunt list, then email their batch to us.

We could not have anticipated the dozens of teams who participated and submitted their funny, quirky, spooky, and creative results! With such a great turnout, and so many great submissions to choose from, we were sure to look at each carefully in order to pick this year’s winners. In fact, after reviewing the results, we decided to add a few bonus winners to this year’s contest, and ran to the Halloween Superstore for more great prizes.

Without further hoo-doo, here are this year’s scavenger hunt winners:

Fastest Adult

Going zero to 60 in 4.5 brains. Awarded to the first single participant or team to successfully submit photos for 8+ of the 10 items listed.

WINNERS: Ashley Evans and Matt Everett

Fastest Adult

Fastest Family

The early zombie catches the brains. Awarded to the first family team to successfully submit photos for 6+ of the 10 items listed.

WINNERS: Angela Putnam, Bailey and Riley Justice, Crystal and Nevaeh Bradley, and Cristian Keuhn

Fastest Family

Most Creative Adult

Going above and beyond downtown in the name of the Zombiewalk. Awarded to one participant or team whose 8+ of the 10 photos best represent the spirit of the Asheville Zombiewalk.

WINNERS: Katelin Brittain, Justin Munday, and Ashley Arnold

Most Creative Adult

Most Creative Family

Zombies learn by example, and this mom sets a great example. Awarded to one family team whose 6+ of the 10 photos best represent the spirit of the Asheville Zombiewalk.

WINNERS: Enly, Koen, Orin, and Sabrina Sebren

Most Creative Family

Best Photo Overall

“What happens when you get married in Asheville.” Awarded to the zombie who convinced newlyweds to participate in the Asheville Zombiewalk scavenger hunt.

WINNERS: Melissa Ray and her spawn Lillian Ray

Best PHoto

Best Kid Photo

These kids could charm the brains right out of your head. Awarded to the zombie children who captured our brains and our hearts with their photos.

WINNERS: Nick and Mia Phairas

Best Kids


Prizes for each winning team were sponsored whole or in part by Asheville Blog – your source for all things “Asheville.”

As we said, we received a number of really great photo submissions. Stay tuned to the AZW blog for a highlight reel of our favorite spooky and funny photos.

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7 Things You Should Know about this Year’s Asheville Zombiewalk


1)  The Asheville Zombiewalk, Sunday, October 12, at 5pm, is family-friendly. Dress up your children like the living dead and bring them along. Zombies will swarm the park, so grab your fun and games, a few blankets, a picnic basket full of BRAAAAAAAINS! and come enjoy the afternoon.

2)  Our homebase this year is Aston Park (336 Hilliard Avenue) near downtown Asheville. This is the first time our local zombies have gathered here. But we feel this is an excellent place with plenty of room to growl and shamble.

3)  This year’s theme is “Zombie Picnic”. Remember to bring your blankets, games, friends, and a basket of food, if you desire. There will be planned group activities as well. Or just hang out and take in the scenery.

4)  Bring your cameras and smart devices. You’ll want photos of all the rotting flesh. You may even want to take a few selfies while communing with the living dead. But, most of all, after our picnic in the park, you will want to use it to win prizes. There will be a scavenger hunt and the only way to play is with your smart device.

5)  Plan for parking. There isn’t much parking at Aston park, so think ahead. Carpool. You may have to park a few blocks away to make this work. But we believe in you. Just be there.

6)  Please visit our participating locations after the picnic. They are the local establishments who believe in this event and without them, this year’s walk would not be possible. (Valid ID required for all places serving alcohol.) This year’s locations include:

  • The Yacht Club, 87 Patton Ave, is having zombie themed drinks and drink specials.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing, 197 Hilliard Ave, will have a red rye called “The Walking Red” available all day for $3.

7)  Obey the rules! The law still applies, even to zombies. It is illegal to halt traffic and swarm unwilling participants. We all want to have fun and enjoy ourselves, but please don’t entangle yourself with law enforcement. It looks bad for all of us and future zombie events.

For more information, check out our website at or follow us on Facebook.


The Details:

What: Asheville Zombiewalk 2014

When: Sunday, October 12, at 5:00pm

Where: Aston Park, 336 Hilliard Avenue, downtown Asheville

Cost: Free


Everything You Need to Know about the Zombiewalk Scavenger Hunt

The Asheville Zombiewalk is back this year with a picnic of apocalyptic proportions. In addition, the local undead have an opportunity to break free of the hoard and scavenge around town on their own – some for cool prizes!

Here’s what you need to know:

We’re kicking off a scavenger hunt at 6:00 PM!

Participants of the scavenger hunt portion of the evening will roam around town looking for a number of pre-specified items, and take photos of yourself with each item. Once you or your zombie team has found all the items on the list, you will email all the photos together in one batch to

Everyone has a fair shot to win!

The scavenger hunt items will not be released until 6:00 on October 12th, at the Zombiewalk. That means no one will have an opportunity to get a head start on the hunt before anyone else. The items and a map of downtown will be listed on the AZW website here for those who prefer to navigate by smart device. We will also have a limited number of paper copies available at the event.

There will be three ways to win!

There will be a kid-friendly scavenger list and an adult-friendly list, and winners of each category will receive an awesome prize package we are assembling from the items below. In addition, the Zombiewalk staff will pick a winner in the Most Creative category. This winner is not contingent upon how quickly you get your photos to us, but in how creative the photos are which are submitted.

There are some great prizes to win!

Local news site Asheville Blog is sponsoring this year’s prize packages. Thanks to their generosity, we are able to put together our three prize packages which include the items shown below.


We know what you’re thinking: “OMZ – those prizes look awesome!” We totally agree. That’s why we’re excited about this year’s scavenger hunt.

We hope to see you at this year’s AZW Picnic in the Park and look forward to the creative photos you send during the scavenger hunt. Until then, don’t forget to review our reminders about how to stay safe and have fun at the Zombiewalk.

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Sponsorship Still Available for this Year’s Asheville Zombiewalk!


The Asheville Zombiewalk is excited to be coming back to downtown Asheville this year on October 12, 2014! The first zombiewalk began as an expression of appreciation for Asheville’s unique downtown atmosphere and city event scene. This year, we hope to continue our tradition by bringing people out on a Sunday evening to fill the city with the shambling undead.

However, being a zombie can be very expensive!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s Asheville Zombiewalk! Sponsors receive a variety of perks, including placement on our website and links from our social media accounts, which reach over 5,000 people. In addition, the boost in awesomeness you receive is priceless!

Currently, we are also looking for official participating locations for the event. These are places in and around town that are happy to host zombies. We encourage drink and food specials with cool zombie names, but the decision on how you participate is up to you. Participants will receive placement on our Zombiewalk map and website so our participants can find you easily – free of charge! Just let us know you’re interested in participating.

The AZW is also looking for in-kind sponsors for prizes, venue locations, and larger contributions.

ALL SPONSORSHIP MUST BE SOLIDIFIED BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN OUR PRINT MATERIALS. Sponsoring locations must agree to begin any special events or activities after 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 12.

Click here to read through our sponsorship levels and benefits on the AZW website. If you are interested in becoming an Asheville Zombiewalk sponsor, click here or contact us at to tell us about your level of interest.

We want to make a big comeback for our city, and to do that we need your support!