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FRIGHT at the FORT - 2022

The Return of Fright!

  The Friends of Fort Knox proudly announce that Fright at the Fort, the Halloween Scarefest held at Fort Knox Historic Site in Prospect, Maine is back for this year! 


Scroll down to see all five nights of Fright

(October 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th) 

  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.

  In the past, scare seekers waited hours to buy tickets, blocked traffic for miles in every direction and complained about being rushed through the usual 20 minute tour. A result of its own success, we have moved our Fright event to an Online Ticket Sale Only model. After two pandemic years, we believe guests are more familiar with pre-purchasing and it will reduce traffic/parking issues and offer a more satisfying Fright experience. 

  The Friends of Fort Knox want to thank all the past participants for their part in making Fright such a huge success. 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. 


We hope to go big to make up for this year.  We are still 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.

     This year's theme for Fright at the Fort 2022 is 'Return of Fright' held at Fort Knox Historic Site in Prospect, Maine where monsters, aliens, zombies, and other scares lurk around every corner. 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 waiting to scare them silly. The annual event is also the Friend of Fort Knox’s biggest fundraiser needed to complete repairs and preservation projects. Tickets are $15 for all ages and sold ONLY online by time slots and nights of Fright. Sales end at 4:30 pm. Absolutely No At-the-Door tickets are available. Additional information on Return of Fright may be found on 


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.  Participants understand there is an inherent risk involved with attending this event.  Ticket holders voluntarily assume 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.

- 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.

- Will there be food at the event?

Maybe, please see our Facebook page for more details.  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.

- 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 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. See details at


- Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, with a $5/ticket fee from Eventbrite. tickets will be considered "redeemed" upon first use. Ticket-purchaser name must be used.


- Is Eventbrite the only place to purchase a ticket for Fright at the Fort?

Yes, some people have reported buying tickets online from other than the Eventbrite website. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous people hoping to sell "tickets" cheaper. If you want to buy tickets from someone, contact us to verify the seller holds valid tickets. We will assist as best we can.


- Is it okay 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. Identification may be required and recorded to prevent fraud or ticket theft.

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