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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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.

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The Details:

What: Asheville Zombiewalk 2014

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

Where: Aston Park, 336 Hilliard Avenue, downtown Asheville

Cost: Free

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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!