Fright at the Fort Goes Nuclear

Don’t melt down: come down and volunteer

Sep 28, 2017

Prospect — The Friends of Fort Knox are actively seeking volunteer actors, tour guides, security help and costumers for the 18th annual award-winning Fright at the Fort event at Fort Knox, off Route 174. One of Maine’s largest Halloween events, Fright at the Fort opens the second Saturday of the month; and continues the last two Fridays and Saturdays of the month plus Halloween.

Fright at the Fort features many enthusiastic volunteer actors; professional props found no where else in Maine; and the fort itself, whose dark passageways and massive granite walls make visitors feel that they are in a haunted castle or an apocalyptic nightmare.

Volunteers are being recruited to help haunt the fort or lead guests through the twisted Fright course. Groups of volunteers are encouraged, and there are areas of the fort available for assignment for groups who want to spook. An orientation session for all Fright volunteers is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Fort Knox Visitor and Education Center. Volunteers are asked to commit at least two nights and must be age 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

This year’s Fright at the Fort theme is Fright Goes Nuclear. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 14; Fridays and Saturday, Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28; and Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Interested volunteers may contact Leon Seymour, executive director of the Friends of Fort Knox, at 469-6553 or Volunteer forms may be found online at, under the Fright section.

The nonprofit Friends of Fort Knox manage Fort Knox through a lease with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Proceeds from Fright support the ongoing mission of the Friends of Fort Knox to preserve the fort and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine.

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

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