The top Denver-area zombie events for October 2013

Night of the Living Dead returns to the Bug Theatre
Zombies here. Zombies there. Zombies frigging everywhere. October in Denver means the zombies are taking over. Over the course of the month, you can expect to see more undead than you can shake a stick at, much less shoot in the head. Zombie walks. Zombie runs. Zombie pageants and zombie plays. It's enough to make even the most dedicated zombie fan's head spin. To help you in your undead adventures, we've rounded up the key events of the month, sorted by date, so you can maximize your exposure to the walking dead.

See also: Five ways to fill the Walking Dead sized hole in your heart

Night of the Living Dead LIVE! On Stage!
George A. Romero's all-time zombie classic gets reinterpreted for the stage for the fifth year running. The campy take on the original blends projected footage with live performance for a unique theater experience that's a must-see for fans of the living dead. Plus, if you dress as a zombie and get a discounted ticket!

8 p.m. every Saturday night October 4 through October 26 at the Bug Theatre. Tickets are $20 in advance, $17 for zombies. Get more info at the Bug Theatre website.

Zombie Paintball Hunt
Itching to shoot at some zombies from the back of a wagon? Well, why wouldn't you be? Shooting at stuff is always a good time, especially when it's the reanimated dead. For the second year, Anderson Farms is inviting you to come kill dead things from the back of their wagon. They supply the paintball guns and ammo, you just point and shoot. Plus, you never know when that practice is going to come in handy -- you don't think those undead hordes are just going to let you drive your Prius through them on your way up to your fortress in the mountains, do you? Hell no! You'll be shooting your way out and glad you had a chance to practice in a safe environment.

Hunts run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday all month at Anderson Farms, plus on Halloween. Tickets are $20 and include admission to the fall festival. Get more information at the Zombie Paintball Hunt website.

Zombie Dash
Get your team of two to six zombie slayers together and get ready for a zombie themed urban race. Solve riddles, make your away across town and conquer zombie themed challenges everywhere you go. Then get drunk afterward, with a few hundred of your fellow zombie racers! In other words, it's just like every other urban race you've done or seen, only with zombies. So 100 percent more awesome and 500 percent more bloody.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 5, starting at Casselman's. Registration is $56 per person, with discounts if you register your team simultaneously. For more info and to register, visit the Zombie Dash website.

Location Info


Bug Theatre

3654 Navajo St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Anderson Farms

6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie, CO

Category: General

Casselman's Bar & Venue

2620 Walnut St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Adams Mystery Playhouse

2406 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

The Shoppe - CLOSED

3103 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


2701 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Skyline Park

16th and Arapahoe streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Pavilions

500 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: General


1789 28th St., Boulder, CO

Category: General


1416 Platte St., Denver, CO

Category: General



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Wish there were more of these Zombie paintball hunts going on. Real-life dawn of the dead, amazing!

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