If you haven’t yet heard, Altoona is about to be taken over by the undead!

Starting Friday morning and going all the way into late Saturday night, Altoona will transform into ZombieTown USA! The city-wide event, organized by the folks over at Nova 6 Marketing, will feature tons of zombie inspired events, dark art exhibits, live music and performances, feature films, ghost hunts, and more. And it’s all completely FREE!

If you aren’t sure where to begin, WRTA has you covered for your complete guide to all things ZombieTown.

Friday, August 26th

  • 9:30 am – 7:00 pm | St. Luke’s Safe House

    LOCATION: St. Luke’s Church

    ZombieTown USA food drop off location.

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | SAMA Art Exhibit

    LOCATION: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

    Visit the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art for the Forty Year Celebration of Pennsylvania Artists.

  • 11:00 am – 4:30 pm | Blood Frenzy Blood Drive

    LOCATION: Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Support the American Red Cross and get free admission to the Railroaders Memorial Museum.

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Attack of the Zombie Librarians

    LOCATION: Altoona Public Library

    Zombies will be taking over the Altoona Area Public Library, WILL YOU SURVIVE?

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Zombie Walk & Food Drive

    LOCATION: Railroaders Memorial Museum, Station Medical Center

    The zombies awaken and the dead rise to invade the city of Altoona.

  • 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Dead@5 Concert

    LOCATION: Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Featuring Land of Ozz with special guests Small Town Horror Show.

  • 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm | National Guard Rock Wall

    LOCATION: Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Zombie escape route #1, the National Guard Rock Wall.

  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Zombification Zone

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    Stop by and get “Zombified” by our very own makeup queen, Andilena.

  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Corpse Bride

    LOCATION: St. Luke’s Church 

    The ZombieTown Film Series kicks off with a free showing of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.

  • 10:00 pm – 2:00 am | ZombieTown After Party

    LOCATION: McGarvey’s Bar & Grill

    The official ZombieTown USA after party.

 

Saturday, August 27th

  • 1:15 am – 2:00 am | Altoona Dance Theatre

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Students from Altoona Dance Theatre will be performing from 1:15 to 1:45. For more information, visit www.altoonadancetheatre.com.

  • 6:00 am – 8:00 pm | Tom Savinni’s Special Make-up Effects

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    ZombieTown welcomes makeup artists from Tom Savinni’s Special Make-up Effects Program.

  • 7:30 am – 9:45 am | Zombie Yoga

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Enjoy a stress-free apocalypse! Relax and unwind during the apocalypse with Zombie Yoga. Presented by Bloom Yoga & Wellness.

  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am | Zombie Fun Run

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Rule #1: Cardio! Downtown Altoona will be center stage for 2016’s Zombie Fun Run. Presented by DABC & YMCA

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Family Services Safe House

    LOCATION: Family Services Inc.

    ZombieTown USA food drop off location.

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Family Services for Kids

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    Kids join Family Services Inc at our Little Zombie Zone for fun and games.

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Keystone Pinups

    LOCATION: Veterans Plaza

    Meet the Keystone Pinups and help our Disabled Veterans.

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Vineyard Church Safe House

    LOCATION: Vineyard Church

    Join ZombieTown USA by helping those in need.

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Monster March

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Feel like shambling around Altoona? Join in for the family friendly Monster March! Presented by PA WalkWorks

  • 10:45 am – 9:00 pm | Undead Music Fest

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Enjoy a day of live music by local bands and musicians.

  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am | Backyard Rockers

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Vintage rock and roll band, playing all your favorite rock and roll classics.

  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Central PA Humane Society

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    Visit our furry friends from the Central PA Humane Society.

  • 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Zombie BBQ

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    BBQ, Music and Zombies.

  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Kids Games and Tattoos

    LOCATION: Mountain View Eye Associates

    Kids, stop by Mountain View Eye Associates for tattoos, games, and prizes.

  • 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Zombification Zone 

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    Stop by and get “Zombified” by our very own makeup queen, Andilena.

  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Mayor Pacifico News Conference

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Meet the Mayor! Altoona’s Mayor Pacifico will address the zombies at noon.

  • 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Baker Mansion Tours

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    Hear the Stories. See the Artifacts. Understand the People. Preserve Your History.

  • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Zombie Bowling

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    Enjoy Zombies and Bowling at the Little Zombie Zone. Presented by Summit Fitness.

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm | Dead Elvis – Phil McCaulley

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Hail to the king! Elvis has returned to the building with a one time performance by Phil McCaulley.

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | SAMA Art Exhibit

    LOCATION: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

    Visit the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art for the Forty Year Celebration of Pennsylvania Artists.

  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Family Zombie Painting Class

    LOCATION: Transportation Center

    An activity for the creative zombie family, presented by St. Luke’s Church.

  • 1:45 pm -2:45 pm | Nobody’s Heroes

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Boot Stomp n’ Roll. Nobody’s Heroes plays a unique mix of punk rock and country using traditional bluegrass and folk instrumentation.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Teazed

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    Teazed is all about the 80’s, but at a few decibel’s quieter. All your favorite hits from your favorite hair bands – unplugged.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:20 pm | Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

    LOCATION: Devorris Downtown Center

    Scooby Doo and Shaggy find themselves in spooky trouble when they arrive on Moonscar Island. Presented by Penn State Altoona.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Drug Free Promise Mural

    LOCATION: Downtown Altoona

    All kids are invited to add their hand prints and pledge to be Drug Free.  Presented by Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnership.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Zombie Pageant

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Who’s the scariest of them all? Time to show off your Zombie Talents. Presented by Altoona Community Theatre.

  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Blossom Hollow

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    The perfect mix of pop country covers and flawless originals.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Born and the Beanstalk

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    A blend of blues and jazz sounds, featuring area music veterans Ric Criste, Bill Smith, Bob Scholl and Jeff Crownoverbrin.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Wine and Design Zombie Thriller Party

    LOCATION: LaVintage Decor

    Get in touch with your creative side, get ZOMBIFIED at the Wine and Design Studio.

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Asbury Lane

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    An acoustic folk rock duo that play cover songs from the great John Prine, Patty Griffin, Jimmy Buffett, and a host of others.

  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Rales and Ales

    LOCATION: Railroaders Memorial Museum

    Over 70 craft brews, live music and great food, organized by the Altoona Community Theatre.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Backlash

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    A mix of classic rock, 80’s hair tunes, 90’s alternative, and modern rock.

  • 7:30 pm-9:00 pm | Ben Dumm and the East Side Band

    LOCATION: Heritage Plaza

    Old school rock and roll meets punk rock.

  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | JABA Paranormal Ghost Hunt

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    Join JABA Paranormal as they search for evidence of ghosts in one of Blair County PA’s Most Haunted Places.

  • 8:30 pm- 10:00 pm | Electrify the Farm

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    Feel good, swampy jam band soul based music full of funkitude.

  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Night of the Living Dead

    LOCATION: Mishler Theatre

    Night of the Live Dead shown free on the big screen at the Historic Mishler Theatre, thanks to Blair County Arts Foundation!

  • 10:00 pm – 12:00 am | JABA Paranormal Ghost Hunt

    LOCATION: Baker Mansion

    Join JABA Paranormal as they search for evidence of ghosts in one of Blair County PA’s Most Haunted Places.

  • 10:00 pm – 2:00 am | ZombieTown After Party

    LOCATION: McGarvey’s Bar & Grill

    With special guests, The Jason’s, playing pure Red-Blooded American Punk Rock from Crystal Lake, NJ!