Zombies are planning to populate the sidewalks of Hollister on Saturday Oct. 28. Residents should expect to see their ghoulish faces as local zombies gather in the downtown area starting around 5:30 p.m.
The Hollister Zombie Crawl is being organized by ARTI-Culture, a local art studio for anyone interested in developing art skills in a welcoming, inclusive environment. If you are a Zombie, or expect to be one later in the month as Halloween gets closer, the check-in will be at Johnny’s Bar and Grill at 5:30 sharp. Rolan Resendez, so-owner of ARTI-Culture and the organizer of the event asks, no lagging Zombies, please. “Join us as Zombies creep out into Hollister’s Night Scene!” the event flyer announces.
Groups of them will be wandering around in old, odd clothing, usually worn during the last moments of their previous life. There will be a cash prize for the Best Dressed Zombie at 6:45p.m. Open-minded, non-discriminatory Zombie bars will include Johnny’s Bar and Grill, Hollister House Bar and Grill, Paine’s Restaurant and Grillin & Chillin Ale House. Zombies are expected to be able to walk from location to location, all situated in general downtown area except the final stopping point of the evening, Grillin & Chillin Ale, which is across McCray.
To learn more or purchase tickets, go to ARTI-Culture’s facebook page. Tickets are available through eventbrite now but can also be purchased at the door at a higher price. Resendez says the evening attire dress code is Zombie themed and that it is easy to turn old costumes into Zombie-wear. He has that easy going artistic flair and gave a few quick tips suggesting YouTube for ideas and “that all it takes is a little glue, toilet paper, foundation and red paint” to get the look going.