2020 ‘Fright At The Fort’ At Fort Knox Canceled
"Fright At The Fort" has been canceled for this year at historic Fort Knox.
The annual Fright At The Fort at Fort Knox in Prospect has been canceled this year. It's first time the annual event has been canceled since it began 20 years ago. In a Facebook announcement, the Halloween attraction said: "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 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. The Friends of Fort Knox hope to bring the event back in October 2021.
With the cancelation, organizers will be looking for volunteers to be jump scares, spooks, makeup artists, sound/light technicians, puppeteers, prop builders and set designers in late August 2021.
For those looking for spooky Halloween fun, Fort Knox plans to host a night of ghost hunting Halloween night. The night of ghost hunting is guided by 207 Paranormal. Paranormal investigators will guide participants to the fort's ghostly hot spots, and provide all the ghost hunting equipment. The event is limited to only 30 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Nearly all of the scheduled Ghost Tours at Fort Knox this year have sold-out. The spooky tours have been a major fundraiser for the Fort this year, as most of the annual events held there had to be scrapped due to Covid-19 precautions. All of the ticket sales from Ghost Tours go towards maintaining the historical site.
Tickets for the Halloween hunt will go on-sale in October.