The 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest was held at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 15, and who knew that learning about disaster preparedness could be so fun…or scary? Zombies of all ages were everywhere, including pros from The Seattle Thrillers who performed – and taught – their awesome ‘Thriller’ dance to wannabe zombies. The purpose of this local, annual event – organized by Normandy Park City Councilmember Susan West – is to raise awareness about emergency and disaster preparedness, as well as to raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation, the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation 501(c)(3) and a local food bank. Emergency & community vehicle display (Includes police and fire vehicles, a replica Jurassic Park vehicle, Republic Services, King County Book Mobile, live music, food, beverages, business and educational booths, arts & crafts for children, FREE pumpkin patch, FREE scavenger hunt for children to build their own disaster preparedness kits, a performance by the Seattle Thrillers, Zombie Zumbathon, zombie costume contest, FREE Get Zombified booth featuring zombie costumes and make-up, raffles and the Mount Rainier High School zombie marching band! Zombie Fest Northwest draws around 2,500 visitors each year from King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Thurston counties. Here’s an edited, ~8-minute version of highlights from our live Facebook video:

And another from Zombiefest organizers:

And courtesy Sara Chapman comes this video showing some unusual interspecies dancing seen at the event:
Below are some photos taken by Scott Schaefer (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):
The Seattle Thrillers once again taught the crowd how to do the ‘Thriller Dance.’
Even zombified dogs got into the fun
You too could get your photo taken in a real coffin in a real hearse.
The area’s finest kept a watchful eye on the undead.
For some reason, ‘Miss Zombie’ couldn’t find a dance partner.
The 2015 winner for Best Costume – Mackenzie Bull – was back as a zombified Alice from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland.’
Here’s a great video recap by @ShanzDev:
Here’s a collection of great photos from the event: [juicer name=”zombiefest”] For more info: ]]>

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