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2013 Asbury Park Zombie Walk
2013 Asbury Park Zombie Walk
Presented by the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce
What is a Zombie Walk?
A zombie walk is an organized public gathering of people who dress up like zombies then make their way around city streets in an orderly fashion for fun and surprise.
Guinness Book World Record™ Holder? Yes we are!
Guinness World Records has officially recognized the New Jersey Zombie Walk hosted in Asbury Park as the holder of the record for the "World's Largest Gathering of Zombies." Our 2010 walk made history as 4,093 zombies shambled across the boardwalk and through the city. Last year's gathering & walk drew over 12,000 to celebrate the tradition.
The 2013 New Jersey Zombie Walk in Asbury Park
The Jersey Shore Lives' celebrates the strength of the Jersey Shore to rise up after Superstorm Sandy.
The New Jersey Zombie Walk and Undead Festival will officially kick off the Halloween season in Asbury Park the first Saturday on October 5th. The Walk is one of the Garden State's largest Halloween gatherings, everyone is invited to join together in an effort to promote thrills, chills and laughter throughout the community! Zombies of all ages will be welcomed to participate in this family-friendly event. Best of all, the Zombie Walk is completely FREE!
The New Jersey Zombie Walk is also bringing back its "Undead Festival", full of vendors and artists dedicated to all things horror and zombie. The Stone Pony building on the Boardwalk will host our "Bizarre Bazaar" featuring over 30 unique and amazing tables full of spooky goods! Adding to the community-driven atmosphere, many of Asbury's popular restaurants and shops will also be offering up Zombie-themed menus, dinner specials and discounts.
Lending a Severed Hand to Help Local Causes
The Central Jersey Blood Center will once again be hosting their Zombie Blood Drive! Each year the undead donate their blood (before it coagulates) to help others in need. The Move For Hunger organization will also be on-site to collect canned goods for local shelters and food banks. Last year zombies gave more than 2,000 pounds of food to feed those in need during the winter right here in Monmouth County.
New Jersey Zombie Walk Details
The Zombie Walk takes place on Saturday, October 5th. All participants meet on the Asbury Park Boardwalk by noon. Fans can arrive as early as 10am to check out vendors and get their makeup applied. A team of professional make-up artists will be on hand to assist in giving complete zombie makeovers for a nominal fee.
All day Zombies will gather on the Asbury Park Boardwalk in full costume and at exactly 3:00pm the official count for this year's Guinness World Records™ attempt will begin! Zombies will be ushered onto the beach to enjoy music, games and live art until official adjudicators from Guinness confirm a world record and the walk begins.
Immediately following the gathering on the beach Zombies will begin lurching down the Boardwalk, towards the Carousel House. From there, they will turn and head downtown, making their way through the streets of the walk-route, and coming to rest on Cookman Avenue at Press Plaza (Emory Street). When the walk is over, Zombies will be free to join in the live music and more festivities throughout the downtown and boardwalk areas.
Who is the Zombie Walk?
The New Jersey Zombie Walk was conceived, organized and produced by Jason Meehan in Asbury Park in the Fall of 2008. Hearing stories from friends about zombie walks in other cities around the world, and finding no zombie walk within the Garden State with which to join, he was inspired to create one himself right in their own backyard. Jason, a professional photographer by day, continues to organize the event annually in cooperation with the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce.
Jackie Pappas, Executive Director, Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 649
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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