This unit, photographed in Bar Harbor's 4th of July parade this year, is an official zombie apocalypse response vehicle. Are you ready in the eventuality that the Walking Dead show up at your house? PHOTO BY EARL BRECHLIN

Zombie survivalist, doomsday preppers trade show set

BAR HARBOR — Forget turning into a zombie while sitting on the couch binge watching AMC’s zombie apocalypse show “The Walking Dead.” Don’t just talk about being a doomsday prepper, learn how to put together a killer bug-out bag and do it!

In celebration of self sufficiency, Maine Preppers, Survivalists and Outdoor Living is hosting a zombie survival event on the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30 at the Atlantic Oceanside Resort on Eden Street.

You won’t find a baked goods table, anything made of yarn or Popsicle sticks, or dream catchers made out of driftwood. It’s going to be all camo, all the time.

A zombie apocalypse dance party is set for Saturday from 2-5 p.m. A zombie make-up table, bee keeping instruction, suture practice and mushroom cultivation kits will be offered. A zombie pub crawl will have offerings of zombie specials from several pubs.

There will also be a tractor-trailer load of military-grade storage containers and ammo cans, as well as vendors hawking information and gear for indoor grow systems for food and medicine.

The show runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Entrance fee for 16 and under is $4 and for 17 and over is $8. Visit or call 1-888-786-0676.

Earl Brechlin

Earl Brechlin

Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander editor Earl Brechlin first discovered Mount Desert Island 35 years ago and never left. The author of seven guide and casual history books, he is a Registered Maine Guide and has served as president of the Maine and New England Press Associations. He and his wife live in Bar Harbor.
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