By: John Owen | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012
Ride through the Halloween Festival grounds on the Haunted Hayride.
Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2012 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. Ten great Halloween events, 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.
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. The Pumpkin Kingdom is child-friendly with a hayride through the village to pick out that special pumpkin, plus a petting zoo and bounce houses.
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; and the Ultimate Maze, where most of you will find your way, the rest of you, well…
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 the boardwalk filled with Halloween inflatables; the Pirate Ship Stage brings you a chance to experience the Magic of Matthew VanZee and the Comedy Juggling of the Jester Rejects, as well as Mark Logsdon the Escapologist and the Raks Al Hassana Mummy Dancers on The Chess Board Stage and the music and comedy of EznDill on The Cave Stage. 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!
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 25. Go to www.OKCastle.com to check out discount tickets and combos. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The Haunted Castle of Muskogee is open Fridays and Saturdays, September 28 through October 27. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Halloween Land is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
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