Fright at the Fort returns to the Fort Knox Historic Site next month and is looking for some extraterrestrial volunteers to help scare up some great fun. The theme of this year’s Fright is “Out of This World,” which will pay homage to all creepy things associated with outer space and other dimensions (although volunteer chainsaw maniacs are still welcome).

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two nights, from 5 to 9 p.m., and must be at least age 18, or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who prefer to remain out of the terrifying fray may help out by serving as group tour guides or as security helpers.

Volunteers interested in helping out are encouraged to contact the Friends of Fort Knox via email or fill out a volunteer form at Fright at the Fort is the largest single fundraiser for the Friends of Fort Knox, whose mission is to preserve Fort Knox and enhance its cultural, educational and economic value for the people of Maine.

There will be a Fright volunteer orientation Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fort Visitor Center. Fright at the Fort has attracted more than 10,000 visitors in the past and event organizers hope to top that number this year.

This year’s Fright will be held on five different nights: Saturday, Oct. 15; and Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Attendees should arrive by 8:30 p.m. Fright has launched a secure website for those planning to attend who want to avoid waiting in line by advanced purchase of express tickets. To order advance Fright Express Tix, visit

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