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Zombies Given Life: Canceled Delaware Festival of the Undead to Rise Again

Milton Zombie Fest organizer and theater director Fred Munzert is placing blame for the death of the annual festival celebrating the walking dead

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    Zombie Fest Is Returning to Delaware

    Milton, Delaware, was the home to a zombie festival until the town and organizers failed to agree on the direction of the event. NBC10’s Delaware Bureau Reporter Tim Furlong explains why it’s making the move to Dewey Beach.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A horde of undead is once again expected to flood the streets of a Delaware town again this year, with a catch.

    • The new all-ages Milton Theatre Zombie Fest will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 in Dewey Beach.

    • The zombie fest organizer says the cancellation announcement led 11 other Delaware towns to offer to host the growing festival.

    A horde of undead is once again expected to flood the streets of a small Delaware town.

    News outlets report organizers of Milton's zombie festival announced the event's resurrection on Monday, unveiling a new name and location. The new all-ages Milton Theatre Zombie Fest will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 in Dewey Beach.

    The original festival was killed this summer, with organizers blaming town leaders for the loss of an event that nearly doubles Milton's population each year. Organizer and theater director Fred Munzert previously said Milton leaders had approved new guidelines that essentially took the street festival off the street and upped the event's financial burden.

    Munzert says the cancellation announcement led 11 other Delaware towns to offer to host the growing festival.