Some participants had full face pant and fake blood for their zombie decor.
A group of zombie children, show some emotion from their half alive smiles.
To add to the scenery places were posted with yellow caution tape.
Zombies have lives too! This zombie enjoys eating Wendy’s and the occasional puppy.
Hungry zombies walk slowly down Bardstown Road in search for brains.
Giving the stare of death to passerbys, zombies continue down Bardstown Road.
Twisted Images Tattoo and Piercing Parlor and several other businesses joined in on the zombie event.
Zombie children out for some quailty time with thier parents.
Simple but affective blood and scar tissues make any human look like a zombie.
A priceless undead stare walking down Bardstown.
Zombie rocking full on face paint and shades. Zombies still have somewhat of a fashion sense.
Not fully zombie yet, human walks with just a scratch on his face.
Just enjoying some undead company, zombie family walking down the road.
Some zombies even when undead still feel passionately about certain topics. Zombies walk around advocating zombie nurses.
Zombie child is not happy,
Fresh out of jail, zombie makes its way down Bardstown road for Zombie festivities.
People gathering at Mid City Mall before the walk.
A zombie king eagerly awaits the walk.
A zombie princess that is in the Mid City Mall parking lot before the walk.
Zombie Mother walks alongside her children to scare the public.
Zombies out to scare, began chasing and screaming really getting into the zombie persona.
A zombie Marilyn Monroe makes her way down the street.
Zombies find anyway of transportation when walking down Bardstown Road.
Police are out patrolling the zombies.
Little girl sits and watches zombies corwd the streets of the Highlands.
On Aug. 29, Louisville hosted the 9th annual zombie walk in the Bardstown Road area. The Zombie Walk in Louisville is considered one of the biggest zombie gatherings in the world . What began as two friends having a zombie-themed birthday party, has grown into a major event including up to twenty thousand people.
Every year, John King, Lyndi Lou, and Mike Welsh organize this free Zombie Walk which includes an actual zombie walk through the streets, musical entertainment, and after parties. It is often located at places in Louisville such as The Hideaway, Judge Roy Beans, Bearnos, Barret Bar and The Monkey Wrench. This year’s entertainment acts included All Dead, the Revenants, Vice Tricks, Pelts, and Squeeze Bot.
The event began with a pre-walk meet up at The Back Door and at exactly 8:29, the walk itself started. Various Bardstown stores helped support the festivities some places even renaming themselves as “Zombie Defense Stations”. At the start time, every zombie poured down Bardstown to the left and kept going as the audience cheered them on from the side.
Returning zombies still found something special about the event and many dressed head to toe in their zombie outfits. “I’ve been before, I dress up differently every year,” said Christian Dospel (12). Dospel was dressed in a trench coat, cowboy boots, and a fedora, zombie-style. The zombies were interactive with each other. “Of course, I chased people, it’s only natural,” Dospel said.
Zombie walks fall on 8/29 at 8:29 every year beginning at Mid-City Mall, it is free for all ages.