Zombies to invade Owego; Oct. 25

Organizers of the Second Annual Zombie Fest are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place on Oct. 25, 2014 at Owego’s Historic Parkview Hotel and Restaurant located at 145 Front St. in Owego, N.Y., which is included in New York’s Haunted History Trail, and at Draper Park, directly next to and across from the Court Street Bridge.

This event, which drew over 800 guests in its first year, will begin at 2 p.m. with an artistic feature called “Get Your Zombie On”. The event, open to all ages, will offer an opportunity for guests to “Get Their Zombie On”.

Beginning at 2:30 p.m., on a covered and elevated stage set up in the Owego Parkview parking lot, Wreckless Marci, a Binghamton, N.Y. based band established in 2001 by founding members that include the lead guitarist Craig Palmer, will perform from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Upon their final song, the Tioga Artistic Dance Academy (TADA), headed up by Karen Harriell, will blend into the band’s performance for a presentation of “Calling All Monsters”, and a scaled back version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.

Upon the conclusion of TADA’s performance, the Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center gymnasts, in which Jana Bowen serves as director, will lead a Zombie Walk around the Historic Owego Marketplace District, ending up back at Owego’s Parkview where the Recycled Zombies, also based out of the Triple Cities, and an area favorite, will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

TADA will end their performance as the Recycled Zombies begin their show. It will be a choreographed event, with sound provided by Mark Bennett from Shark Audio.

The Tioga Theater, located in Owego, N.Y., will once again be projecting the original “Day of the Dead” silent film off of the side of the Parkview’s building.

There will be many activities for youth, to include a “Make and Take” that will be headed up by Brian Eldridge, from Tioga United Way.

For adults, or youth with parental discretion, Deb Overfield, director of BPIRS Paranormal will be setting up a “Spooky Tent” to add to the ambience of the Zombie activities.

There will also be prizes offered throughout for best costumed zombies to include a Zombie Hunt from Turkey Troy Acres; a free breakfast, lunch and dinner from Owego’s Parkview Hotel and Restaurant; prizes from Owego Gymanstics and Activity Center; decorative merchandise from Tender Loving Care by Maureen’s on Lake Street in Owego; and many others.

Heather Black, host of Music, Movies & Mayhem with Heather and Crow, that can be heard on Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. EST on the Philly Rock Radio Network, will serve as announcer for this year’s event.

The event will be held outdoors, rain, snow or shine, and is a free event. Sponsors to be announced at a later date. To stay up to date on all of the plans, ‘Like’ Owego Zombie Fest or Owego’s Parkview/Hotel and Restaurant on Facebook.

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