Fright at the Fort opens on lucky 13th

Oct 08, 2018

Prospect — Fright at the Fort will open its 19th year Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Fort Knox State Historic site, off Route 174. The Halloween season event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m., with the last terrifying tour starting at 8:30 p.m.

The King of Horror theme — Stephen King, that is — will fill each room of Fright with scenes of terror from some of the Maine writer’s most popular stories. Attendees are encouraged to come in costumes of their own; each night will see a prize given for the best. Costumes must be tasteful, safe and with no weapons or dangerous accessories.

While Fright at the Fort event is intended for family members of all ages, it is dark and creepy in the fort, with dim, fog-filled spaces. Those sensitive to lots of loud spooky sounds or frightening flashing strobe lights should take heed.

The 2018 Fright at the Fort will continue Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Parking and shuttle are free. Tickets at the fort each night are $10, $5 for those younger than 12. Advance purchase Express Line tickets, $13/$7, are available online via EventBrite, the Facebook event page or online at fortknoxmaine.com. Express Line ticketholders get to bypass waiting in the ticket purchase lines.

Fright at the Fort proceeds help 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, visit the website.

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

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