UPDATED SEPT. 13, 2021: The 2021 Fright at the Fort event has been canceled.


After being canceled last year, an annual spooky attraction will return to Fort Knox in 2021.

Five nights of Fright will return this year. Organizers for Fright At The Fort are already working on bringing the creepy event back, bigger than ever before. Last year the annual Halloween attraction was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. It was first time the annual event had been canceled since it began 20 years ago.

Volunteers are always needed to bring the scary fort tours to life. Organizers will be looking for volunteers to be jump scares, spooks, makeup artists, sound/light technicians, puppeteers, prop builders and set designers. According to an announcement on Facebook, "If you are interested in becoming part of this year's scare fest, message or write Friends of Fort Knox at info@fortknoxmaine.com for more information."

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.

Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will open for the season May 1.

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