The second annual Oswego Zombie Crawl will feature a walk, ghostly storytelling, charitable collections Saturday, Sept. 29.
The family-friendly walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Oswego’s East Park. Zombies will make their way across the bridge along Route 104, ending at Greene’s Ale House.
There is no admission charge to participate, although zombies are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit Oswego’s Human Concerns Center food pantry.
The event will also collect toiletry items as part of 12-year-old Oswego resident Emily Bradshaw’s drive to provide 300 personal care bags for the local homeless population.
Organizers will set up a booth at Oswego’s CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, also happening Saturday, Sept. 29 in East Park, to offer information or makeup tips for those aiming to get zombified.
At 6:10 p.m. in East Park, local author Tim Nekritz will present a dramatic reading of a new work of historical fiction, “The Lost Letters of Jehoshaphat Pratt: How Zombies Saved Oswego During the War of 1812.”
The entertainment line-up has been released for the upcoming CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 in Washington Square Park in Oswego.
Saturday, the registration for the pumpkin weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the County Court building on East Oneida Street. Weighing begins at 10 a.m.
Bob Riggio, owner of R-R-R Music, will be playing music and entertaining the crowds throughout the morning. Giant pumpkins will only be on display on Saturday.
On the City Stage at 11 a.m., Jimmy D and the Jury will kick off the 21st annual Pumpkin Fest. Performing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. is local talent Gina Holsopple. Rounding out day one’s entertainment will The Billionaires, who will play from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, the Do-Good Swing Band will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They will be followed by Fritz’s Polka Band.
In the parking lot, Leo Pryor’s Taekwondo America students will be holding their fund-raising Break-a-thon at 1:30 p.m. Spectators can witness the discipline and skill of the students as they break boards to raise money for charity.
Pumpkin Fest runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
In addition to the entertainment, there will be rides, games and bounce houses, dozens of crafters and vendors, food, Stoney Meadow Farms pumpkins and more.
More information is available online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com/pumpkinfest; at the Chamber office 44. E. Bridge St., Oswego; or by contacting chamber Events Manager Lisa Gray at 343-7681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.