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.

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Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will close for the season October 31.

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From time to time you see a local headline that reads like the synopsis to a horror movie. Maine has seen its fair share of grizzly murders, ghost stories, and possible proof of cryptid beats in the woods. While some stories may be hard to prove true, their basis is believable enough to live in infamy in local folklore. Here are five movie-grade events that happened in Maine that we'd watch if turned into a horror flick.

Take A Forbidden Look Inside Frozen Fort Knox

Fort Knox is closed for the season. While winter visitors can roam the grounds, the interior of the fort is closed off from the general public. If you browse through the photos below, you'll see why the fort is strictly off-limits until spring. That being said, we were given permission to enter the fort to create this gallery.

Again, the fort is closed from November through April. Do not attempt to enter the interior of Fort Knox. Entering the fort during the closed months is trespassing, and very dangerous.

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