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Witchstock (including the Zombie Crawl) returning to Ogden

By Tim Vandenack - | Oct 19, 2022

BENJAMIN HAGER, Standard-Examiner file photo

The Zombie Crawl on Historic 25th Street in Ogden on Oct. 24, 2015.

OGDEN -- Get out your broomsticks and gory makeup -- Witchstock, including the Zombie Crawl, is returning to Ogden on Saturday after a two-year hiatus.

The Ogden Downtown Alliance has hosted the Halloween-themed Witchstock in years past but canceled the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and again in 2021 as the group started reintroducing activities to the city center as the pandemic eased.

"Everyone is thrilled to have this community event back downtown. Almost immediately when we announced Witchstock's return to our event lineup we had community members and vendors asking for more information," said Haille Van Patten, spokesperson for the Ogden Downtown Alliance.

The varied Witchstock activities go roughly from 1-10 p.m. on Saturday. They follow Fall Market, the fall version of Farmers Market Ogden, holding its last event of the season along Historic 25th Street starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Here's the schedule of Witchstock events, centered at the Ogden Amphitheater and the adjacent section of Historic 25th Street:

  • The Witches Tea, hosted by the Junior League of Ogden and a benefit for the organization, goes from 1-3 p.m. at the amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St. Tickets are required.
  • More general Witchstock activities, with vendors, live music and artisans, follow at around 4 p.m. along 25th Street in front of the amphitheater, open to the public of all ages. They will continue to around 10 p.m.
  • The Peculiar Pours Beer Festival, for those 21 and up, goes from 4-10 p.m. inside the amphitheater. Tickets are required.
  • The Zombie Crawl -- featuring the public in their Halloween best, loping like zombies -- starts at 6 p.m and will go along 25th Street from Union Station along Wall Avenue to the amphitheater. Ogden police will oversee a "rolling closure" of 25th Street to accommodate zombies.

Van Patten expects "significant turnout."

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