COPPERAS COVE — Zombies will drag themselves from Cove Terrace Shopping Center to downtown before participating in a fall festival Saturday.
The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce and We-Deliver Copperas Cove are hosting the city’s first Zombie Walk and Fall Fest, an all-day family event.
“We are trying to bring the whole community out for a no- to little-cost event for the public,” said Tanya Balderrama, owner of We Deliver-Copperas Cove. “It is a family-oriented place. Unfortunately, we can’t allow pets.”
The day will start at 6 a.m. for those who are looking to participate in a 9 a.m. Zombie Walk, but don’t want to put their own makeup on.
Meeting in the Cove Terrace parking lot, there will be at least eight makeup artists to help residents “zombie-fy” themselves free of charge; however, donations are requested for the artists and supplies, Balderrama said. People wanting to customize themselves are welcome to show up anytime prior to the walk.
“The whole downtown area will be invaded by 10 o’clock,” Balderrama said.
There will be about 85 vendors set up on Avenue E and South Main Street. Six bands will perform throughout the day.
Vendors will be selling goods such as food and arts and crafts, but there will be a number of other activities, Balderrama said. Other events include a Zombie costume contest, a children’s scavenger hunt and a zombie photo booth.
To support the Copperas Cove Soup Kitchen event, staff will accept canned food donations for a raffle prize. Zombie walks are popular gatherings in larger cities, but some smaller towns also have some success with them, said Liz Sherman, Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce vice president.