Castle of Muskogee Halloween Festival Opens Oct. 2
New attractions are coming to the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd. in Muskogee.
Visitors can enjoy eleven Halloween events at the 60-acre Halloween Theme Park.
New this year is Portal to the Dead: ancient hieroglyphics led modern scientists to create “portals” to allow individuals to see the spirits of the dead. However, what if they are able to come through the portal into the human world?
Introduced in 2013, the 10,000-square-foot Dark Castle Zombie Hunt allows participants to kill zombies using a weapon with special “Zombie Bullets” while they search for survivors of the raging Zombie wars.
Patrons can walk through the woods on the Trail of Blood, where the lost souls of those who have gone before will guide them. The Torture Chamber shows what really happened in medieval times in the depths of the dungeons; Casa Morte offers mystery and fear in a labyrinth within the 12th-century castle; Domus Horrificus takes individuals to the areas where their favorite horror monsters dwell; the brave ones willing to enter the Ultimate Maze may struggle to find their way out.
For those with faint hearts, there is the Haunted Hayride, taking riders through the Halloween Festival grounds; the Enchanted Boardwalk, filled with Halloween inflatables; and live entertainment on the Chessboard Stage with the Magic of Matthew VanZee, The Escapologist and the comedy of the Jester Rejects.
For children eight years old and under, the Halloween Festival hosts Halloween Land, an old-fashioned carnival of kid-friendly games, face painting and prizes with no scares. The Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween, including ghost stories, dancing, food and drinks, games, and bounce houses. Admission is free.
The Halloween Festival is open 6 p.m.-10, Oct. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. Halloween Land closes at 9 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 9, there will be a canned food drive benefiting the Muskogee Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry. For every canned food item individuals bring to the Castle, they will receive 50 percent off one ticket.
Parking and admission to the Halloween Village is free. Tickets must be purchased for each event; tickets cost between $2-15 with combo specials available. Advance tickets may be purchased online at okcastle.com.