By: John Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011
The Castle of Muskogee transforms into a haunted Halloween land every weekend in October.
Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2011 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. Ten spooktacular Halloween events (from not scary to really, really scary) in one incredible location: 3400 West Fern Mountain Road in Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 60-acre Halloween theme park! You’ll find thrills for the entire family, both inside and outside The Castle, located a short 35-minute drive from Tulsa on the Muskogee Turnpike. The event runs September 30 and October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Halloween Land is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
For the most courageous souls, try a walk through the woods along the Trail of Blood, where the lost souls of those who have gone before will guide you. The Torture Chamber shows you what really happened in medieval times in the depths of the dungeons. Casa Morte is a labyrinth through the 12th century castle with doom and mystery around every corner. Domus Horrificus takes you to the areas where your favorite horror monsters dwell. Dare to take the Ultimate Maze, where most of you will find your way.
For the weak at heart, there’s always the Haunted Hayride, a trip that’s sure to keep you on your toes as you ride through the Halloween Festival grounds. The Enchanted Boardwalk is your chance to stroll on a boardwalk filled with Halloween inflatables. The Pirate Ship Stage brings you a chance to experience the Comedy Juggling of the Jester Rejects.
For the little ones 8 years of age and under, The Halloween Festival hosts Halloween Land – a carnival of kid-friendly delights with a safe “trick or treat” zone, games, face painting, treats and prizes with absolutely no scares!
Little ones who don’t like scares will enjoy seeing the not scary inflatables on the Enchanted Boardwalk.
The Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween – ghost stories, hot and cold food and drinks, games and dancing to great music in the DJ Tent. Parking and admission to The Halloween Village is free.
Tickets must be purchased for events, and prices range from $2 to $10. Advanced tickets may be purchased any non-festival day up to October 27. Go to www.OKCastle.com to check out discount tickets and combos. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.