By: Renee Profitt | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016
The Castle’s Halloween Festival takes place every weekend in October.
Fall is in the air, which means the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa, the Ghost Hosts’ of Oklahoma’s 60-acre park would like you to join them each weekend this October! You’ll find a collection of culinary creations, 30+ shops for crafts, décor, clothing, and delightful entertainment for the entire family! Much more than a Haunted House, the Castle provides an array of thrills between 11 different attractions. Their goal is to create one-of-a-kind memories of fun and adventure to everyone; Guests and Cast alike!
New This Year: The Halloween Train! Guests may board from the Depot (located in the Castle Village) and enjoy a ride throughout the festive sites of the not-so-scary grounds. Families are encouraged to plan a trip to Halloween Land, a carnival themed area which is ideal for our younger castle goers. Activities include kid-friendly games, face painting, and prizes with absolutely no scares!
For those of you with faint hearts, there is always the Haunted Hayride, a trip that is sure to keep you on your toes as you ride through the Castle countryside; the Enchanted Boardwalk is your chance to discover the magic of the Woodlands, which also features over 200 Halloween inflatables; experience live entertainment on the Chessboard Stage with the Magic of Matthew VanZee and the comedy of the Jester Rejects. Back by request, but new to October… Jack Sparrow will be entertaining on stage as well as gallivanting throughout the Castle Village.
Within the Castle walls, guests can relive the doom of the dark ages by touring the Torture Chamber or daring a stroll through Casa Morte… translated to House of the Dead, this 12th Century labyrinth provides horror and menacing spirits around every corner. Looking to revisit the nightmare-inducing stars of the Silver screen? Be sure to plan a trip to Domus Horrificus, which takes you to the depths where your favorite monsters dwell; and in the Ultimate Maze, most of you will find your way, and the rest of you, well...
Looking for a Bone-chilling scare? Venture into the depths of the Castle grounds and test your fear factor on the Trail of Blood. As a staple of the Castle’s Halloween Festival, we have redefined the possibilities and added new menacing creatures to this wooded walk. Guests may gather courage before entrance or count survivors afterwards at the trail’s pub, The Rack. The hideaway’s host, Elvira, may not offer sanctuary from the trail’s ghouls, but she’ll be there to serve up drinks and entertaining tales before the return to Castle Village. If you’re looking for immersion scares, we suggest the Dark Tower Zombie Hunt, where your mission and weapons are given, but it’s up to you to clear the area of Zombies and rescue survivors.
Parking and admission to the Halloween Village is FREE. Tickets must be purchased for each attraction and prices range from $3.00 to $15.00 with Combo Specials available. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line. Go to the castles website to check out pricing, combo packages and details on attractions. In this family friendly environment, unaccompanied minors must have a photo ID to enter.
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