Fright at the Fort returns in October

PROSPECT — Fright at the Fort, the annual Halloween season spectacular, is back for its 19th year featuring tales of horror from Stephen King.

The Friends of Fort Knox hosts the event on the Fort Knox State Historic Site located across from Bucksport in Prospect.

Each October, the Civil War era granite bastion is transformed into a fort of horrors designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls.

This year’s theme, titled “King of Horror,” will make guests feel like they just stepped into a horror film. Visitors are guided up and down stone stairs, among scary shadowy recesses, past frightening fog-filled rooms, toward terrifying twists and turns and through the dark, creepy corridors of the massive granite fortification.

Anyone sensitive to an abundance of loud spooky sounds or frightening flashing strobes should heed caution.

Fright at the Fort is one of the biggest Halloween attractions in the state, attracting thousands every year. Event organizers work to ensure that each version of Fright is different from the year before and add different elements on each of the five nights.

Fright takes place Friday/Saturdays, Oct. 13, 19 and 20 and 26 and 27 from 5:30 to 9: p.m. Visitors should arrive by 8:30. Parking and shuttle are free.

Tickets at the door on each night are $10 per adult and $5 for children under 12.

Advance purchase express line tickets are available online via Facebook or the Friends of Fort Knox website at $13 for adults and $7 for children under 12.

For more information on Fright at the Fort and the Friends of Fort Knox, visit

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