Fort scares up frightful fun for 3,700 in opening weekend
Prospect — Fright at the Fort had great attendance at its first of two weekend engagements, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, when more than 3,700 brave souls traveled the Fort’s dark corridors.
Once inside the confines of the granite walls, fright-goers met plague victims, zombies, clowns, monsters, chainsaws and pigs. The Black Plague sub theme was met with much excitement.
Fright takes place one more weekend, this coming Friday and Saturday, Oct. 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, Oct. 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 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., but visitors should arrive by 8:30 p.m. Tickets for Fright are $10 per adult and $5 under age 12 and advanced express line tickets are available for $12 and $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.
Proceeds from Fright help 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