Sunday, September 25, 2011

Moundsville's Zombie Walk 2011

Moundsville's first ever Zombie Walk was held this past Saturday. This is something new for our town and with the great turnout I'm sure it will be a yearly event from here on out.
Moundsville is the home to the former WV Penitentiary.
Each October the former prison serves as the backdrop for a very scary haunted house called Dungeon of Horrors. To kick it off our town along with the WV Pen Tours hosted it's first ever Zombie Walk.
The day began with a street fair complete with craft booths, food vendors, face paintings and games for the kids. Fun for everyone!
                                              Katie bowling with pumpkins

At 6 p.m. the Zombies arose and began the trek through town to their final destination (WV Pen) where they performed a Zombie flash mob dance to the "Thriller" song by Michael Jackson.
The crowd was huge and even though we were standing on a little knoll in front of the Mound we still weren't able to see very well.
I scrambled around trying to find a spot to get a good picture of the dance but none could be found.  In the end I had lots of pictures of the crowd,
a few of the Mound,
                                              sun setting behind the mound
and of course the WV Pen.
A fun experience for the community but I sure hope next year they can come up with an idea for better crowd control so that all can get a better view.

5 comments:

black bear cabin said...

what a blast...i agree with you...next year will be even bigger...what a great idea! Youll have to start working on your families zombie attire for next year :) hehehehe

Carmen C. said...

YIKES, some of those zombies look so scary, LOL! The craft booths would be more my speed but looks like alot of fun:)

Karen Maggie said...

Some people just need to get their "Zombie" on!! My youngest daughter would just love that festival! Terrific blog by the way.

Rachel said...

That sounds like so much fun! What a great idea to get everyone in the Halloween spirit!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Sounds like a blast!
What a neat idea for a festival!
Prim Blessings
Robin