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Saturday, October 28, 2017 (2 events)

Cherokee Zombie Run

Saturday, October 28 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? If you’re going to try, you’d better run fast! Each runner will start the race with two flags. Finish the race with at least one flag left and you have survived! The fastest male and female runner to cross the finish line with a flag will win a prize! First 75 racers to register will get a T-shirt and swag bag full of coupons and other items.

Don’t want to run but still want to join in the fun? Here is your chance to dress up like a zombie and become a member of our zombie horde, who will chase the runners and try to steal flags (less messy than eating brains)!

Stay after the race to enjoy raffles, a zombie costume contest, and more!

For more information and to register, visit Must be between the ages of 16 and 102 years old on event day to participate. Parking is free.

Early Registration:  $20 until Oct 7, 2017

Preregistration:  $25 from Oct 7-27, 2017

Day-of-Event Registration:  $30 

Haunted Island

Saturday, October 28 from 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

Join us for two days of spooktacular fun! Cherokee myths will come alive on a Haunted Trail where you might have the misfortune of encountering centuries-old legends like Spearfinger, Uktena, booger dancers, and others. You can dance to the beats from our undead DJ, play dreadful carnival games for prizes, and participate in the Zombie Run!

Special Guest Star Brad Byers will be performing his jaw-dropping and death-defying stunts three times a night. Mr. Byers has performed on America's Got Talent and his recorded performances can be seen at Ripley's Believe It or Not museums around the world.

Register for the Zombie Run at

Be sure to bring cash as there are no ATMs on site.

Haunted Trail – $6 (each time a victim goes through)
Bouncy Houses – $5 (unlimited bounces)
Carnival Games - $1 (per game)
Bonfire – Free to enjoy
Zombie Run on Oct. 28 - $30 ($5 discount available if you register from Oct 7 – 27, 2017 online. Volunteer Zombies are free!)

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