Raleigh Living Dead – Raleigh’s Halloween Festival 2012

On-line ticket sales are over. Please purchase at the gate -

$5 Kids, $10 College Students, $15 Adults

Ticket Sales are Final!  21 and up get free admission to Tir na nOg after 11pm for the after-party! ($15 value)

Your receipt is your ticket to trade-in for a wristband!

Must be over 21 with valid ID to Purchase Alcohol.

Saturday, October 27th – 4pm until 11pm

City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh

On Saturday, October 27th, City Plaza will be overtaken by Zombie and Halloween lovers for the first annual Raleigh Living Dead festival. This family friendly festival is uniting over 18 local organizations to produce Raleigh’s 1st ever, large-scale Halloween Festival.

Overtaking Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza on Fayetteville Street, this giant event features a ReDress the Dead fashion show, Zombie Dance camp with a street-wide flash mob of “Thriller”, live music, a children’s zone, Zombie Circus street performances, vendor tents and food trucks, and the Zombie Olympic obstacle course. The festival will also showcase local arts & entertainment non-profits and businesses including The Raleigh Jaycees, North Carolina Performing Art’s Center, North Carolina State University College of Design, Cirque De Vol, and Legacy Event Planners to name a few.

Entertainment Schedule:

Produced by -

Younger Brother Productions

Outside Soul

Outside Soul  4 – 4:45pm

Debonzo Brothers

Debonzo Brothers  5 – 5:45pm

Some Army

Some Army  6 – 6:45pm

The Big Picture

The Big Picture  7 – 7:45pm

Redress Raleigh

8 – 8:30pm


Lila  8:30 – 9:30pm

Left Outlet

Left Outlet  9:45 – 1045pm

Street-Wide “Thriller” Flash Mob



An Evening of Incredible Events:

Zombie Circus Street Performances

Brought to you by:

Cirque de Vol

Cirque de Vol

Zombie Dance Camp

Learn “The Thriller” Before a Street-Wide Flash Mob of it at 10:45pm

Brought to you by:

Fusion Dance Crew

Fusion Dance Crew

Little Walkers Kids Area

Brought to you by:

Raleigh Jaycees

With over 25 different carnival games and activities for children to enjoy at the event, your Little Walkers will have an incredible time! In addition, your family can visit the make-up booth, crazy hair color spot and costume parade.

Zombie Olympics and Obstacle Course:

Brought to you by:


Bailey Allred – Local Designer

 All this entertainment is worth coming back to life for!

Raleigh Living Dead – Raleigh’s Halloween Festival 2012

42 comments on “Raleigh Living Dead – Raleigh’s Halloween Festival 2012
  1. Nico Cedeño says:

    Hi Team Gumption!
    Are you guys going to need volunteers for the inaugural Raleigh Living Dead? This looks like a cool event and it would be even cooler if we can get to volunteer for this event! I’m the Service VP for Alpha Phi Omega and we’re a co-ed service fraternity. We always look for new, fun things to help around the community. I’ll appreciate hearing back from you guys. Thanks!

  2. Leah says:

    What time does the Thriller flash mob start?

  3. Michael Ramos says:

    Hey y’all :)

    This is a wonderful idea and I’ll be bringing many people from NC State for this, as well as our Humans vs Zombies here :)

    Quick question, can we bring nerf blasters as part of our costume? I am wearing like Resident Evil/ Military ACU gear (helmet, vest, and all) so is that appropriate to bring nerf blasters or should I just stick with the military/Resident Evil outfit? :)


  4. Jack Nelson says:

    What types of activities will there be for young teenagers?


    • admin says:

      Young teenagers will have a lot of entertainment options at the festival ranging from Zombie Dance Camp, Hula Hoop Shows, Street Performances and Live Music! The Little Walkers area is open to everyone (not just kids) and includes face painting and a variety of games that teenagers can enjoy.

  5. Virginia says:

    Do I need a ticket for an 8 month old?

  6. Jolie says:

    Should we dress up? If so, zombie?

    • admin says:

      We absolutely love it when people dress-up! It’s a Halloween festival, so you’re free to wear any costume you like. You’re not locked into being a zombie – just a lot of our entertainment is zombie-themed. Like we say in the FAQ – costumes are not required but if you do choose to wear one, you can be anything your heart desires – from Hello Kitty to Dracula.

  7. adrienne says:

    Do you have to arrive at 4pm for the dance camp? Or can you drop-in??

  8. Leah says:

    Is there a cover to enter the streets where party will be? Also will there be any bars set up on the streets or do you have to go into a business to get a drink ?Thanks !!

    • admin says:

      You will have to buy a ticket to get the wristband to participate in all of the activities! If you buy online early it’s discounted! We will have LoneRider out the day of with beer available for sale! The bonus is you get into Tir na nOg after 11pm for free if you’re 21+ (a $15 value) for the after-party!

  9. Amanda says:

    How much are the children’s games and activities?

  10. Alex K says:

    Can you buy tickets at the event?

    • admin says:

      You can but they are $5 more expensive! Our on-line sales end Friday night and if you wait until the last minute you will have to pay walk-up prices.

  11. Michael says:

    In addition to the Nerf Blasters which are already allowed, can we bring airsoft guns that have orange tips and fire nothing (just for looks ) or is that too much and should we stick with the Nerf Blasters?

  12. Michelle says:

    What age is the child/adult cutoff for ticket purchase purposes?

  13. Tiffany Russell says:


    What time do the Zombie Circus Street Performers go on?



  14. lindsey chin says:

    Is the event rain or shine?

  15. Estell says:

    I purchased tickets through the link but only received a confirmation receipt. Am I supposed to get a link to print physical tickets or is the receipt all I need to get my wristbands?

  16. lhpatton says:

    What time do the events for children begin? And what age is best for these ?

    • admin says:

      Children’s activities begin right as the Festival begins at 4pm! Children and young teenagers will most likely enjoy these activities the most. For older teenagers, they will be able to enjoy Zombie Dance Camp where they can learn the “Thriller” as well as the fashion show and live bands!

  17. Leah says:

    one more question…. Is there a time where you will stop charging?? Like, if we come at 9pm will it still be a charge/full charge??
    Thanks in advance!!

    • admin says:

      It’s full price throughout the evening. If you’re 21+ you still get admission to Tir na nOg for the after-party that starts at 11pm.

  18. Emily says:

    I noticed earlier in the posts that this was a rain or shine event but I am concerned with the upcoming hurricane Sandy that this could become a wash-out…Is there any decision yet as to how we will be able to let the show go on if the weather is bad??

    • admin says:

      The show will go-on through the rain! If the weather turns dangerous (high winds/lightning) then we will make alternate plans. Since the probability of Sandy coming up, the organizers have taken extra measures to make the event as rain-proof as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to dress-up?

Quick answer is no. However it is Halloween and we encourage costumes of any sort just because it's a celebration. You're open to wear whatever costume you like, ranging from Hello Kitty to Dracula.

Am I allowed to leave and re-enter the festival?

Absolutely (as long as you're not carrying beverages back and forth). We recommend you buy your ticket now so you can easily get your wristband and have freedom to roam around the festival and participate in all of the fun activities! Waiting in line for walk-up tickets will not be as fun!

How do I pick-up my ticket?

It's easy - once you buy your ticket, just print-out the receipt and take it to the wristband booth. We will get you hooked-up with your appropriate wristband in a jiffy!

What time is the best time for me to go?

Anytime between 4pm and 11pm. There is plenty of food on site to celebrate Halloween with so you shouldn't have to worry about planning around dinner. The Little Walkers area (Children's Area) will wrap-up earlier in the evening around 8pm. The festival will get more adult-oriented in nature as night falls. There are plenty of surprises throughout the day, including different bands and our ReDress the Dead Fashion Show. We would recommend seeing all of them and the other surprise performances we have in store for you!

Does my baby need to spend their allowance to go?

Under 3 is free! Unless you're calling someone over the age of 3 your baby, you won't have to worry about picking up tickets for them.

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