By: John Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2010
Scary characters of all kinds stroll through the Castle of Muskogee’s Halloween Festival.
Thrills and excitement are abundant at the 2010 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. The festival, at 3400 West Fern Mountain Road in Muskogee, is the largest haunted event in northeastern Oklahoma. The Halloween Festival has created 10 outstanding events. There is something for every age. From the non-scary to the very, very scary, the Halloween Festival has it all.
New for the 2010 Season will be the “Pumpkin Kingdom,” which is sure to be the very best pumpkin patch anywhere. “This is a wonderful addition to the annual Halloween Festival,” said Matt Hiller, vice president and advertising director of the Castle. “There will be pumpkins for the children, a hayride through the village, a petting zoo, a straw maze and bounce houses.” The patch will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting September 27.
October 1st at 6 p.m., the gates will open to one of the most amazing haunted attractions in the country. 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 haunted Castle 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 comedy antics of The Jester Rejects and a surprise act to be announced.
For the little ones 8 years of age and under, The Castle 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!
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 $9.95. Advanced tickets may be purchased any non-festival day up to October 29. Go to www.OKCastle.com to check out discount tickets and combos.
The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee takes place Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus Sunday, October 31. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Halloween Land is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. only.