Fright at the Fort's gruesome end
Prospect — Fright at the Fort had great attendance its first weekend and will take place one more — Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (the final tour departs at 8:30 p.m.)
More than 3,700 brave souls traveled Fort Knox’s dark corridors last weekend, where they met plague victims, zombies, clowns, monsters, chainsaws and pigs. The Black Plague sub-theme was met with much excitement. The final night — this Saturday — everyone is encouraged to come in costume; random prizes will be awarded.
Fright at the Fort transforms the Fort Knox State Historic site off Route 174, 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.
Tickets are $10, $5 younger than 12; and advanced express line tickets are available for $12/$7. 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 the Fright event helps the Friends of Fort Knox fulfill its 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, visit fortknox.maineguide.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.