Attention, all of you Red River Revelers: The 4th annual Shreveport Zombie Walk is coming to downtown Shreveport Saturday, October 8, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The event will take place just a few blocks from Festival Plaza, in the 300 block of McNeill Street, adjacent to the old courthouse. The Shreveport Zombie Walk is a food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, but it’s also a chance for fans of the zombie horror genre to come together, dressed and made-up as zombies, and stagger and moan through a public space. Organizers are expecting upwards of 300 participants in this year’s walk, which is the first to be held in downtown Shreveport.
There is no charge to attend. Zombies and non-zombie participants are simply asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Food Bank. In addition to the walk itself, this year’s event will feature music from the Moulin Dudes, “zombie crowd control” provided by the Twin City Knockers roller derby squad, and an appearance and book signing by acclaimed zombie fiction author Rhiannon Frater, author of The First Days trilogy.
For those who just want to see the bizarre spectacle of a zombie horde in downtown Shreveport (myself included), organizers suggest arriving before 5 p.m. to see the zombies in action. Hopefully all of those funnel cakes and fried Twinkies we’ve eaten this week at the Red River Revel, which closes Saturday night, won’t prevent us from outrunning the zombie horde.