Though this is the first year for Zombie Fest, organizers hope it will be the first of many. According to Elder, they are hoping to make the festival an annual event, and they are even trying to organize several other events throughout the year.
“We are planning to do several events through the year with this as our premiere event,” Elder said.
The committee has spent a lot of time planning and making the schedule of events. They started organizing in the first part of July, and they have gotten approximately 20-25 retail and food vendors to come and add to the excitement.
More information, including a complete schedule of events, can be found at the Ottumwa Zombie Fest Facebook page, at facebook.com/OttumwaZombieFest.
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Zombie Fest children's program OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Public Library will be partnering with Ottumwa Zombie Fest on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., providing a children's program involving a story time and crafts. Come and join in the fun prior to the activities in Central Park. All are welcome. For more information, call Sonja Ferrell, Director of the Ottumwa Public Library, at 641-682-7563.