By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014
The Mad Hatter entertains the crowd at The Castle’s Halloween Festival.
Expect a bigger, better, and more exciting Halloween Festival at The Castle of Muskogee with new scenery, more actors, and new merchants. Enjoy 10 great Halloween events at 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.
A big hit when introduced last year, the 10,000-square-foot Dark Castle Zombie Hunt will continue in 2014. You will be issued an infrared assault weapon that fires special “Zombie Bullets” to protect yourself and kill Zombies while you search for survivors of the raging Zombie wars inside.
Or, try a walk through the woods on the Trail of Blood where the lost souls of those who have gone before will guide you; the Torture Chamber shows 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 in the Ultimate Maze, most of you will find your way, and the rest of you, well…
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 Halloween Festival grounds; the Enchanted Boardwalk is your chance to stroll on the boardwalk filled with Halloween inflatables; experience live entertainment on the Chessboard Stage with the Magic of Matthew VanZee, the delightful Raks al Hassana Dancers, and the comedy of the Jester Rejects.
For little ones 8 years of age and under, The Halloween Festival hosts Halloween Land – an old-fashioned carnival of kid-friendly games, face painting, and prizes with absolutely no scares! The Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween, including ghost stories, dancing, hot and cold food and drinks, games, and bounce houses. Best of all, admission to the Village is free.
Parking and admission to the Halloween Village is free. Tickets must be purchased for each event and the prices range from $2 to $15 with Combo Specials available. Advance tickets may be purchased online.
Go to www.okcastle.com to check out ticket prices, combo packages and specials. Everyone under the age of 18 must have a picture I.D. to enter. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
The Halloween Festival takes place October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31 and November 1. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Halloween Land is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.