Houston braces itself for zombie invasion

August 30, 2013 by  

The 2013 Houston Zombie Walk is a much anticipated annual Halloween event in this part of Texas. The event is held to benefit three local charities.

The Houston charity Zombie Walk is a non-profit organization focused on assisting abandoned and abused children, as well as animal groups. Year round parties, stage shows, pub crawls, and walks make up part of its proceedings. Each event presents a concert, and this year the Dollyrockers and the Reverend Horton Heat will spark up the zombie walk.

The group was founded in 2010 by people who had experience in zombie walk organization and participation. The goal was to move the smaller walk events out of the suburbs into the bustling downtown Houston area, where large groups could participate. Today, four large events are provided throughout the year, continuing to raise funds for local charities.

Printing companies are often involved in providing services such as banner printing for outdoor events. The banners are placed throughout the venue to direct people to specific locations. In the case of a large group walk, banners can keep people on track and prevent them veering off in the wrong direction.

The event will be held on October 19 at the Jones Plaza downtown. The gates will open at 3:00 pm, kicking off with live entertainment and activities. The actual zombie walk will begin at 4:00 pm and will consist of a one-mile walk through the downtown area. Vendors will be on hand to provide food, beverages, and items for zombies and spectators.

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased online. Visit the Houston Zombie Walk website for more information.