Not just the antagonists in horror movies, zombies have risen to capture pop culture appeal and have lurched their way into the minds and imaginations of people of all ages. Going on it’s fifth year here in southern Oregon, the Ashland Zombie Walk is a celebration of the undead and it has evolved into an effort to draw attention to the issue of food insecurity.
As the sidewalks near the Ashland Public Library begin to fill with costumed participants and the sights and sounds of the downtown merge together to create spooky performance art for First Friday in October, zombies will move towards the Ashland Plaza. “Do not be alarmed, for they mean no harm to tourists and locals alike, as they search for brains throughout the downtown,” says Jason Houk, event organizer.
The Ashland Zombie Walk is an annual event to celebrate the zombie genre, for folks to dress in their favorite undead apparel and celebrate the First Friday in October in a spooky fashion.