Cancelled for 2020 but we'll be back next year!

  The Friends of Fort Knox sadly announce that Fright at the Fort, the Halloween Scarefest held at Fort Knox Historic Site in Prospect, Maine is cancelled for this year.  Fright has been our biggest fundraiser for 20 consecutive years with proceeds being a large portion of budget used to operate, maintain and accomplish preservation/renovation projects so the Fort can be enjoyed by future generations as well.


  Fright has evolved through the support of thousands of fans and volunteers to become one of the top 10 Halloween destinations in New England. The event is held over five nights attracting 12 to 15,000 visitors each year. On the third night of the Stephen King themed Fright in 2018, 5,000 scare seekers took the 20 minute tour in just over four hours and blocked traffic for miles in every direction. A result of its own success, we know we cannot safely entertain even half of the usual 2,000-3,000 guests per night under Covid19 precautions.


  The Friends of Fort Knox want to thank all the past participants for their part in making Fright such a huge success and we look forward to holding Fright at the Fort again in October 2021.  We hope to go big to make up for this year.  In late August 2021, we will be seeking volunteers to be jump scares, spooks, makeup artists, sound/light technicians, puppeteers, prop builders and set designers. Please inquire at or call our office 207-469-6553.


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 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.

  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. 

  Will there be food at the event?

Yes, please see our FaceBook page for more details.  Subject to change.

   What can I bring into the event?

Jackets (may be cold) and cameras (without flash). We highly discourage liquids, backpacks and oversize purses or hand bags 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 into the event?

No firearms, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, glass bottles, pets, matches/lighters, laser pointers, or anything else deemed inappropriate/unsafe by our staff.

  Are costumes allowed?

Yes!!  Costumes are encouraged however should not incur a tripping or visibility hazard. Along the tour, the fort has MANY stairs and low ceilings. 

  How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Additional questions can be addressed to or call 207-469-6553.

 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.    

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes or your EventBrite e-ticket on a smartphone.

  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes but will be considered "redeemed" upon first use.


  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes but Friends of Fort Knox reserves the right to refuse entry in the event of possible suspicious activity or acquisition of tickets