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Fright at the Fort in Prospect
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Fright at the Fort in Prospect

Fright at the Fort returns the last two Friday and Saturday nights this October, at the Fort Knox State Historic site, in Prospect, where the 19th Century granite bastion is transformed into a bad nightmare designed to put a chill into the bravest of living souls. Visitors are guided through the dark, fog filled, twists and turns of the massive granite fortification where the senses are bombarded by sights, sounds and lights that may as well have crawled out of the scariest horror movie.

For those who have not been to Fright before and would like a sense of what the experience may be like, they are encouraged to visit the Friends’ web site at

Friday, October 21st, is being called “crew night’, because groups attending Fright with four or more people will receive a free pumpkin (while they last).

Saturday, October 22, will feature fireworks, at the conclusion of Fright, at 9:15 PM (the fireworks may be viewed from the Bucksport waterfront and not the Fort). Ghostport activities in neighboring Bucksport will be taking place all day Saturday, October 22, and will include a coffin race, trebuchet pumpkin chucking, pumpkin carving, chili cook off, concluding with the original George Romero,” Night of the Living Dead” movie (go to for Ghostport details).

Friday, October 28, the Pirates of the Dark Rose (dead pirates that is) will be joining the other zombies, monsters and ghouls to ratchet up the scare factor.

Saturday, October 29, is come in costume night as a warm up for Halloween the following day. Cap off your Fright evening with a trip to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, at the Alamo Theater, in Bucksport.

Fright takes place Friday/Saturday, October 22, 23, 29 and 30, from 5:30 PM until 9 PM (visitors should arrive by 8:30 PM). Tickets for Fright are $5 per person and advanced express line tickets are available for $7 per person. Fright express tickets allow people to avoid waiting in line and may be obtained by calling the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553.

Proceeds from the Fright event helps the Friends of Fort Knox fulfill their mission to restore Fort Knox and enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Maine. The Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands manage Fort Knox on behalf of the people of Maine. For more information on Fright at the Fort and the Friends of Fort Knox go to their web site at





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