One doesn’t usually associate the living dead with a fun family outing.
Yet that’s exactly how the organizers of the Littleton Zombie Crawl and Pig Roast describe this Saturday’s event.
The crawl will feature hordes of zombies that will shuffle through downtown Littleton to the Reinke Bros. store to gorge themselves on two roasted pigs. And while 800 or so people in full zombie makeup might not sound like the best environment for kids, the organizers make it as family-friendly as possible.
“It’s turned into a really cool family event. The difference between the Denver (zombie crawl) and us, we don’t stress the blood and guts. We stress having a fun time,” said sponsor Greg Reinke of Reinke Bros.
Unlike the zombie crawl up north, which is more like a zombie movie with the undead chasing victims down the 16th Street Mall at night, Reinke compared Littleton’s zombie event to a Halloween parade.
“Besides, there’s nothing more fun than seeing a bunch of zombine come in and rip into some pigs,” Reinke said.
It’s a chance to have some fun and be a kid again, Reinke said. That’s exactly why the crawl is aimed at families.
“The crawl is in the afternoon, there’s lunch, parents can bring their zombie kids in their strollers,” said KathE Walker, a sponsor of the crawl whose family puts on the 13th Door and the Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch haunted houses. “A lot of little kids who would want to do the crawl can be intimidated by something like the Denver crawl … My grandson does this crawl with me.”
When: Noon on Saturday, Oct. 5
Where: Zombies will assemble on the southeast side of Adventures in Dance at the Woodlawn Shopping Center at 1500 W. Littleton Blvd. The crawl will then proceed toward downtown, ending at the Reinke Bros. parking lot.
Details: For info on the crawl, visit the Reinke Bros. website at www.reinkebrothers.com, the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Association website at www.downtownlittleton.com, or www.spirithalloween.com.