Downtown Milton prepares for zombie fest Oct. 21

October 11, 2017

The quaint town of Milton has a secret. In late October, it becomes a hotbed of haunts as residents and guests try to survive a weekend of epic entertainment. Saturday, Oct. 21, there will be a whole-day festival of live music, food trucks, beer tents, vendors, zombie makeup stations and the annual Zombie Walk starting at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Casa San Francisco, Milton Fire Department, Milton Historical Society and Milton Theatre.

All-day live entertainment

Musical acts of varying genres run from 1:15 to 10 p.m. starting with Margaret Egeln, The Milton Theatre's very own Triple Threat Cast, Ron Thompson, Bryan Scar, Big Dipper, Tyler Greene and Frankie Schline. In the evening, Wild Virtu, Hoochi Coochi and Electric Smoke will light up the stage with music that is sure to stir the undead out of their graves.

Food trucks, vendors, makeup stations and beer tents
Po' Boys, Dino's Ice Cream & Italian Water Ice, Aloha Eastern Shore Coffee and other food trucks will be on the scene to cater to everyone's tastes. There will be plenty of drink options as beer from five different local breweries will be present. Makeup stations will give everyone the chance to be zombies for a day, plus there will be an assortment of vendors with unique and out-of-the-box concepts to pique everyone's interest.

Milton Public Library and Milton Historical Society

A day of fun activities for kids starts at 11 a.m. with a Halloween Magic Show with Brian Richards, followed by a zombie luncheon, face painting, Halloween crafts, games and their very own zombie parade at 2 p.m. Phil Martin, the Broadkill Blogger, will present Murder Most Foul, discussing Mrs. Gordy's murder starting at 3 p.m.

Zombie walk at 8 p.m., zombify your car

As the sun sets, swarms of the undead will fill the streets of downtown Milton. Everyone in the festival is invited to join the zombie walk starting at 8 p.m. Zombies, monsters, ghouls and other malevolent beings will parade the streets of Milton culminating in a dance-along performance by Belles By The Bay to Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller." Participants who decorate their cars to join the zombie walk will receive six free festival passes (worth $10 each). Whiskey & Randy of Froggy 99.9 will be broadcasting live on the festival grounds.

Milton Zombie Walk 2017 sponsors are Jack Lingo, Mid South Audio, Techno Goober, W Films, CAMP Rehoboth Letters, iHeart Radio, Avery Hall Insurance, SoDel Concepts, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Mispillion River Brewing and Crooked Hammock Brewery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to or call 302-684-3038.