Thunderous blasts await those who come to the Fort Knox State Historic site, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., as the sixth Maine Battery Civil War Reenactors, fire off a replica 10-pound Parrott cannon. Visitors will be able to learn how this critical piece of Civil War artillery was loaded, fired and tactically used, during this bloody time of American history. This marks the last time that a cannon firing demonstration will take place at Fort Knox this year.

October is shaping up to be very busy at the Fort, as Halloween approaches the Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring numerous events. There will be several ghost tours by the East Coast Ghost trackers, which will take place on Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13, with a first-time ever ghost hunt on Halloween itself.

The Belfast Maskers, will present Jekyll and Hyde, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, inside the fort.

Fright at the Fort, returns for the 13th year, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. The theme of this year’s Fright is “zombie apocalypse.”

On Sunday, Oct. 28, The Friends will be conducting a silent auction on many of their Fright at the Fort props, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., just in time for Halloween.