‘Fright at the Fort’ Returns to Fort Knox This Weekend
Spooky season is here. Five Nights of Fright returns to Fort Knox, beginning this weekend.
Fright at the Fort returns to Fort Knox, in Prospect, after a two-year hiatus. Organizers of the five nights of fright have been hard at work bringing the creepy event back, bigger than ever before. A change this year will be online ticket sales only. Tickets went on-sale last month via Eventbrite.
According to organizers, "Previous years have caused traffic jams for our neighbors, parking problems, rushed guest experience, staff exhaustion, and many other behind-the-scenes challenges. We are hoping to have a better experience for our guests with these crowd control measures."
Fright At The Fort 2022 Dates:
- October 15
- October 22, 23
- October 29, 30
Tickets will not be sold at Fort Knox, and guests will be turned away if tickets were not purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold for specific one-hour time slots for each night of Fright. Ticket sales close at 4:30 P.M. each night.
The three weekend event is Fort Knox's biggest annual fundraiser. Roughly 10,000 visitors visit the spooky attraction each year. The 2018 Stephen King theme brought in a record setting 15,050 visitors over the five Fright nights.
Last year the annual Halloween attraction was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. It was second year in a row the annual event had been canceled. 2020 was the first time the event was canceled since it began more than 20 years ago.
Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will close for the season October 31.