Fright at the Fort is returning to Fort Knox next month and is looking for a few soggy volunteers to help scare up some great fun. Why soggy? The theme of this year’s Fright is Water Over the Damned, which will pay homage to all creepy things associated with water (although volunteer chainsaw maniacs are still welcome).

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two nights, 5 to 9 p.m., and must be at least age 18, or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who prefer to remain out of the terrifying fray may help out by serving as group tour guides or as security helpers. Fright is the largest single fundraiser for the Friends of Fort Knox, whose mission is to preserve Fort Knox and enhance its cultural, educational and economic value for the people of Maine.

Fright at the Fort has attracted more than 10,000 visitors in the past, and event organizers hope to top that number this year. For the first time, Fright will be held on five different nights, concluding on Halloween. Fright nights are: Saturday, Oct. 17; and Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 23 and 24; and Oct. 30 and 31. Visitors should arrive by 8:30 p.m.

Fright has launched a new, secure web site for those planning to attend, but want to avoid waiting in line by advanced purchase of express tickets. Those interested in advanced Fright Express Tix may order them by visiting

Volunteers interested in helping out are encouraged to contact the Friends of Fort Knox at; or fill out a volunteer form at The Friends of Fort Knox thanks Electricity Maine for being a major event sponsor.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or