Downtown Zombie Walk

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  • Date: Oct 21st, 2017
    Time: 10:00am
    Zombie Salon - have your special effects zombie makeup done with professional makeup techniques. Pricing depends on complexity of special effects. Call the arts center at 308-632-2226 to make your salon appointment to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins welcomed, too.
  • Date: Oct 21st, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm
    Zombie Zone -Zombie dance instruction on the half-hour with Tabor Dance Academy Team Zombie, family-friendly activities with Cirrus House, Inc., register for zombie costume contest (categories: best zombie family, most creative zombie, best overall zombie). Freewill donations accepted. As a thank-you, for every $5 donated, receive one raffle ticket for door prizes.
  • Date: Oct 21st, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm
    Zombie Costume Contest + Flash Mob Zombie Dance + Zombie walk down Broadway + view decorated business windows. Vote for your favorite decorated windows on the Midwest Theater Facebook page through 4 p.m. Oct. 23.
  • Date: Oct 21st, 2017
    Time: 3:30pm
    ParaNorman Screening

There’s going to be a ZOMBIE INVASION of downtown Scottsbluff! An AFTERNOON OF THE LIVING DEAD! Zombies shuffling along the OLD “ORGAN” TRAIL (Broadway)!

This fun family-friendly downtown event is sponsored by the Midwest Theater with support from The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm, zombie fans, Carr-Trumbull Lumber, 16th Empire, Browns Shoe Fit, Sam & Louie’s Pizza, West Nebraska Arts Center, Tabor Dance Academy, Riverside Discovery Center, Cirrus House, Region 22 Emergency Management, and other community partners and businesses.

Schedule of Events:
Zombie salon. Appointments and walk-ins will be available for a session of special effects zombie makeup application for $5-$15. Appointments are limited. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the West Nebraska Arts Center at 308-632-2226.

Even if you’re not getting makeup done, you are welcome to come watch the transformation process. Also check out the Artfully Undead exhibit, which will be on display in the WNAC main gallery from October 5-29.

There is no charge for events in the 18th Street Plaza or the zombie walk, but donations of any amount are gladly accepted. For every $5 donation, receive a door prize drawing ticket.

Noon to 2 p.m.
Zombie Zone fun!
• Zombie dance instruction on the half-hour in 18th Street Plaza, featuring Tabor Dance Academy Team Zombie
• Zombie-themed activities sponsored by members of Cirrus House, Inc.
• Learn how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse (or other disaster) with Region 22 Emergency Management
• Register for the zombie costume contest. Award categories: best zombie family, most creative zombie, best overall zombie.
2 p.m.
• Zombie costume contest
• “flash mob” zombie dance
• Old Organ Trail zombie walk on Broadway sidewalks from 19th to 15th Streets, view downtown business window decoration contest entrants. Photos of participating businesses will be posted on the Midwest Theater Facebook page, and contest winners determined by “likes” tallied by 4 p.m. Monday, October 23.

“ParaNorman” film (PG-rated). Tickets $5 at the door (no passes), or get a $10 advance Zombie Combo Pack that includes both a movie ticket and a ticket to Riverside Discovery Center’s Spooktacular, plus coupons from The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farm, Cappucino & Company, Runza, 16th Empire, Browns Shoe Fit, and Sam & Louie’s Pizza. Zombie Fun Packs will be on sale from Sept 15 at 10 a.m. through Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. – online at or in person at the Midwest Theater or Riverside Discovery Center.

Related information:
The zombie salon makeup artists will be coordinated by Jeff Ferreri, who will be teaching two classes on special effects makeup techniques at WNAC on October 7. For more information or to register for a special effects makeup class, call the West Nebraska Arts Center at 308-632-2226 or email WNAC Program Manager Maria Lena Soto at

Zombie Etiquette:
Take it slow. This is a zombie WALK, not a zombie run. There are different zombie ambulation styles, but for this event, please go old-school and give it your best stumbling shuffle – or roll. Zombies in wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are welcome!

Be a courteous zombie. Not everyone will know what’s going on, or find zombies as amusing as you do. If someone seems scared or annoyed, please back off. Keep your hands – and teeth – to yourself. (Bad zombie – NO BITING!) This is a family-friendly zombie walk. Zombies do not drink, smoke, or use cuss words around kid zombies.

Be a tidy zombie. Gross zombie costumes are awesome, but, please, keep your makeup and fake blood on your person, not on spectators, vehicles, sidewalks, or business floors or windows. Volunteers don’t really enjoy cleaning up your zombie gore, and we want to keep a good relationship with downtown businesses.

Use you braaaaains. Be as weird and scary as you want, but use common sense. All zombies are responsible for their own safety and their own actions. Use sidewalks and crosswalks, and pay attention to instructions from zombie herders. Young (under 12) zombies or spectators should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Leave your prop weapons at home, please.

Event sponsors:
The Pumpkin Patch at BE Farms
Zombie fans
Carr-Trumbull Lumber
16th Empire
Brown’s Shoe Fit
Sam & Louie’s Pizza

Event partners:
West Nebraska Arts Center
Tabor Dance Academy
Riverside Discovery Center
Cirrus House, Inc.
Region 22 Emergency Management