Fright at the Fort had great attendance at its first of two weekend engagements, Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19. A total of over 3,700 brave souls traveled the Fort’s dark corridors where they met plague victims, zombies, clowns, monsters, chainsaws and pigs. The Black Plague sub theme was met with much excitement.
A theme to this year’s Fright is homage to the “Black Plague”, which ravaged Europe in the 14th Century.
Fright takes place one more weekend, this coming Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. Fright at the Fort transforms the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect, a 19th Century granite bastion into a bad nightmare designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls. Visitors are guided through the dark, fog filled, twists and turns of the massive granite fortification where the senses are bombarded by sights, sounds and lights that may as well have crawled out of the scariest horror movie.
Saturday, October 26, is come in costume night as a warm up for Halloween the following week. Random prizes will be awarded for unique costumes.
Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, from 5:30 PM until 9 PM (visitors should arrive by 8:30 PM). Tickets for Fright are $10 per adult/$5 under age 12 and advanced express line tickets are available for $12/$7 respectively. Fright express tickets allow people to avoid waiting in line and may be obtained by calling the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553 or purchasing at Spirit Halloween stores in Brewer, Augusta and South Portland.
Us Cellular has signed up as a “Monster Level” Fright sponsor. The first 125 UC Cellular customers to Fright will receive a free admission each night.
Proceeds from the Fright event helps the Friends of Fort Knox fulfill their mission to restore Fort Knox and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. For more information on Fright at the Fort and the Friends of Fort Knox go to their web site at fortknox.maineguide.com