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Fright at the Fort - Carnival of Fright

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5:30 - 6:30 pm every night is Chicken Hour. Same route, same props, but no jump scares!

2023 Upcoming Events

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Oct 14th, 20/21st, 27/28th  – Fri/Sat

        5:30 - 8:45pm           

Cost: $15 (+processing fees) 

Tickets are sold ONLY online by time slots and nights of Fright. Sales end at 4:30 pm. Absolutely No At-the-Door tickets are available. Anticipated tickets sales begin mid-September  Guests will have a terrifyingly good time on a 20-minute tour through Fort Knox’s dark passageways and rooms where creepy creatures lurk in the shadows lying or hiding in wait. The annual event is also the Friend of Fort Knox’s biggest fundraiser toward repairs and preservation projects.

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Oct 21/22nd, 28/29th - Sat/Sun 10-4          Cost: Regular Admission Fees

Halloween fun during the day!  Spooks and monsters have taken over Fort Knox and we need your help to find them all! The Fright at the Fort Scarefest can be pretty scary – the Scavenger Haunt is geared toward the younger monster hunters who search through historic Fort Knox’s dark passageways and creepy rooms to check off their list.  All monsters are static props and decorations used later that evening at the Fright at the Fort. Coming in costume is welcome!

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         Fright at the Fort FAQs


- Absolutely NO At-the-Door sales. NO At-the-Door tickets.

- You will be turned away if you do NOT pre-purchase tickets.

- All tickets can ONLY be purchased online via SimpleTix from our website.

- Tickets are for specific time window for specific nights. (ie Friday, Oct 20th for the 5:30-6:30 slot)

- Time slots will have maximum capacities (limited # of tickets).

- Each night of Fright’s Sales ends at 4:30 pm for that night.

- All Tickets $15 (plus processing fees) for all ages.


MEDICAL WARNING: Uneven surfaces, low ceilings and numerous sets of stairs along the tour.  High use of fog machines and strobe lighting effects.  Any individuals with light or sound sensitivity, are pregnant, are less able, have lung, heart, allergic or other serious health conditions should proceed with extreme caution

The holder of this ticket understands there is an inherent risk involved with attending this event.  The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers associated with participation. By entering the park property, you also agree to be photographed or videotaped and your image used on our website for promotion with no compensation. There are absolutely no refunds. Entrance is at your own risk.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No, however, children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 and older). This event is generally acceptable for all ages although parental discretion is advised. Some scenes are intensely scary (may be bypassed on request) as well as jump scares and some gore. If they are 12 months and older and walking, then they need a ticket. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes or your SimpleTix e-ticket on a smartphone. 


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         Fright at the Fort FAQs

What's the refund policy?  No refunds are allowed.  Enter at your own risk. The event occurs rain or shine (or darkness) whereas the majority of the tour is inside and protected from rain/snow. 


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?  Parking is free in the two lots within the park.  A shuttle bus will be provided to/from the lower lot near the observatory. Subject to change.

What can I bring to the event? Jackets (may be cold) and cameras (without flash). We highly discourage liquids, backpacks, and oversize purses or handbags which may be inspected at any time and/or may result in denied entry or removal at any point of the tour.

What can't I bring to the event? No firearms, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, glass bottles, pets, matches/lighters, laser pointers, or anything else deemed inappropriate/unsafe by our staff.

Flashlights are NOT permitted. There will be appropriate lighting for your path through the Fort.Along the tour, the Fort has MANY stairs and low ceilings.


Are costumes allowed?  Yes!!  Costumes are encouraged, however should not incur a tripping or visibility hazard.

Is Fright Handicap accessible? We have family members with limited mobility, so we understand the implications of limited accessibility. Unfortunately, as the event is in the Fort itself, which began construction in 1844, it is not wheelchair/walker friendly/able. There are at least 8 sets of varying-height stairs throughout the Fright path.

Is my ticket transferrable? Yes, "redeemed" upon first use. Ticket-purchaser name must be used. FoFK is not responsible for sales between guests.


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