Canceled Delaware Zombie Festival to Rise Again

A horde of undead is once again expected to flood the streets of a small Delaware town — just in a different town this time.

Organizers of a zombie festival previously held in Milton, Delaware, announced the event's resurrection on Monday, unveiling a new name and location, news outlets report. The new all-ages Milton Theatre Zombie Fest will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 in Dewey Beach, about 15 miles from Milton. 

The original festival was killed in August, with organizers blaming town leaders for the loss of an event that nearly doubled Milton's population each year. Organizer and theater director Fred Munzert previously said Milton leaders had approved new guidelines that essentially took the street festival off the street and upped the event's financial burden. 

Munzert says the cancellation announcement led 11 other Delaware towns to offer to host the growing festival.

The fest in Dewey Beach will take place at two venues, featuring live music at northbeach from 4 to 8 p.m. and a zombie walk at 8 p.m., when the festivities move to Bottle & Cork until 11 p.m. The fest will also include vendors, food, zombie makeup stations and more, according to an EventBrite page.

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