MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Ghosts and goblins are expected to come out in late October for Halloween, but the beer-craving undead can’t wait that long.
The 9th annual Zombie Pub Crawl kicked off at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon with Mayor R.T. Rybak and an estimated 30,000 zombies in tow.READ MORE: Jaden Townsend, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Demaris Ekdahl, Turns Himself In
New this year, some pretend zombies ate some real brains. Andrew Zimmern’s “A-Z Canteen” prepared pork brain tacos – a dish that’s served in Mexico – for a group of competitive eaters.READ MORE: Christopher Rice Charged With Running Over, Killing Neighbor Paul Pfeifer
Joey Chestnut won $1,000 for being the best brain eater, devouring 54 tacos in eight minutes.
Last year’s event was named the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies” by the Guinness Book of Records.MORE NEWS: Nicholas Kraus Charged With Murder After Plowing Into Uptown Protesters, Killing 1
The event was created eight years ago by a group of friends in northeast Minneapolis.