Halloween is just around the corner and there are so many fun and spooky events that help celebrate this terrifying holiday.
The first ever Oswego Zombie Crawl will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29. This family/friends event will fill the streets of Oswego with the walking undead to welcome the Halloween holiday.
“The purpose of the event was to have something new, safe and fun in Oswego that didn’t involve doing a full on PUB Crawl, even though we are ending at a Pub this event is a family friendly one for all ages to just lurch through the city streets,” event coordinator Yvonne Brown said.
The walk will begin at the Midtown Plaza at 6 p.m. and will lead the zombies around Fort Ontario and back down East Ninth Street and Bridge Street. The walk ends at The Raven Pub on Bridge Street. There, zombies 21 and older are welcomed in to celebrate their excursion, and watch the zombie romantic comedy, “Eight Wheels of Death.”
“We mainly wanted to put on a fun [family] event similar to crawls in other cities,” said Tim Nekritz, co-founder of the event and professor at Oswego State.
Participants should be at Midtown Plaza between 5 and 5:45 p.m., where they will receive their instructions and a makeup artist will turn them into creatures of the undead. There is no admission, but zombies are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Oswego Human Concerns Center food pantry.
“It’s weird but it fits for this time of the year,” junior Paula Longway. “Halloween is in a couple days and people like to dress up and have fun.”
The founders are hoping for a successful inagural run of this idea, and already have high hopes for the coming years.
“Now that it has taken and grown some I am hoping to just gain more involvement for next year and hopefully involve some charities and sponsors,” Brown said. “But for this year we will be keeping it simple.”