By: John Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013
The Castle of Muskogee\'s Halloween Festival features events from not scary to very scary.
Expect something different at the 2013 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. Eleven 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.
As the brave among you enter the 10,000-square-foot Dark Castle, 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. For you other 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 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; the Ultimate Maze where most of you will find your way.
For those of you with faint heart, 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 and the Raks al Hassana Mummy Dancers.
For the little ones 8 years of age and under, the Halloween Festival hosts Halloween Land – an old school carnival of kid-friendly games, face painting, and prizes with absolutely no scares! Plus, there is a fantastic Pumpkin Patch. The Halloween Village, with free admission, is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween ghost stories, dancing to great music under the DJ tent, hot and cold food and drinks, games and bounce houses.
Parking and admission to the Halloween Village is free. Tickets must be purchased for events and the prices range from $2 to $15. Advance tickets may be purchased online. Go to www.okcastle.com to check out ticket prices, combo packages and specials. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The Halloween Festival will be held October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 31 and November 1-2. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Halloween Land open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.).