The Friends of Fort Knox are actively seeking volunteer zombies, ghosts, ghouls and general spookified folks for this year’s annual Fright at the Fort. One of Maine’s largest Halloween events, Fright at the Fort will take place Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Knox Historic Site, Route 174.

This year’s Fright theme is What’s Plaguing You?, a reference to the Black Death that ravished Europe during the Middle Ages. Fright also will feature a myriad of other frightening people, props and effects designed to put a shudder into even the bravest visitors. Volunteers are needed to spook and lead groups of visitors through the dark, twisting turns of the Fright route. People may volunteer individually or as a group to scare visitors or act as tour guides.

Visitors will be guided through the dark passageways of the 19th-century granite fortification, where various horrific scenes and spooks await them.

Those interested in volunteering may download a volunteer application online at or contact Leon Seymour, executive director of the Friends of Fort Knox, at 469-6553 or Proceeds from Fright at the Fort help the Friends of Fort Knox ongoing restoration efforts.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or