Friday, October 19 to Thursday, January 1, 1970; 5:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: Fort Knox, 741 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, Maine
Contact: Leon Seymour; 207-469-6553
Fright at the Fort Opening Weekend
(Prospect)- Fright at the Fort, the annual Halloween scarefest, returns for its thirteenth year, beginning Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th, 5:30 PM until 9 PM, at the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect, Maine. Last year, over 9,000 brave visitors traveled the dark, twisting turns of the granite fortification where they w
ere met by sights and sounds, which might have been taken right from the scariest movie or horror book. This year’s Fright at the Fort theme is called, zombie apocalypse.
Event organizers say that they have invested twice as much into this year’s product citing a single prop, which was brought in from California, and arrived on a flatbed truck. Friends of Fort Knox, executive director Leon Seymour, who directs Fright operations, said, “I think people coming to Fright this year will experience a significant upgrade to the production. Seymour indicated that it takes dozens of volunteers to pull off a successful Fright.
Fright runs two consecutive weekends and each night has a theme. Listed below are the themes by night.
Friday, October 19- Beat the crowds night. The first night of Fright is usually the easiest to access as the crowd is not as large.
Saturday, October 20th- Fright fireworks night. The Friends of Fort Knox, Atlas fireworks and WKIT radio are cosponsoring a large fireworks demonstration, which will take place at 9:30 PM and may be viewed from the Bucksport waterfront. WKIT radio is working with Atlas to simulcast the fireworks display to music. The same day, Ghostport activities will be taking place all day across the river in Bucksport.
October 26th, Pirate Night at Fright…The Pirates of the Dark Rose will be making a cameo appearance at this evenings Fright at the Fort. Arrrghhhh
October 27th, Come in costume and get a jump on Halloween. Rocky Horror Picture Show, 9:30 pm, Northeast Historic Film/Alamo Theatre,
Tickets for Fright at the Fort are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under (Fright not recommended for young children.) For people who wish to avoid waiting in line for Fright, express tickets are $12 per person and may be obtained by calling 207-469-6553. For more information on Fright and the Friends of Fort Knox visit their web site at fortknox.maineguide.com Proceeds from Fright are used for Fort Knox improvements.