You know what it means when your neighborhood association’s signature event is a zombie crawl? It means your neighborhood association – and by extension, your neighborhood – is the very definition of awesome. Undead-shuffling into its second year, Audubon Park Garden District’s Zombietoberfest is a fairly festive affair, especially considering that the whole thing is centered around, you know, avoiding getting your brains eaten. Folks from all over town show up in their best blood-and-guts costumes – no saucy Sarah Palins at this October celebration, please – to grunt, mingle and rub fake blood on each other, all while scarfing down great beer and food and peeking with a cold, dead stare into local shops and businesses.
First appeared Sep. 30, 2010 in Orlando Weekly.