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: Minneapolis Police Seek Person Of Interest In Wednesday's Homicide
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: Vanin Dell McKinnon Faces Third Child Sexual Assault Case
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: Families Upset Over Teacher Realignment At Winona State University's Children's Center
The event was created eight years ago by a group of friends in northeast Minneapolis.