8th Annual Ghostport Festival (Bucksport, Maine) Oct 20, 2016 18:07:39 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 20, 2016 18:07:39 GMT -5
8th Annual Ghostport Festival
Join us this October 22 for the eighth annual spook-tacular Ghostport festival in downtown Bucksport, Maine. Timed to coincide with Fright at the Fort just across the bay, this Halloween-themed event offers something for all ages, from the Lil' Goblins Parade down Main Street to Jonathan Buck’s Race to the Grave.
Whether it’s the spooky or the sweet that you seek, Ghostport is the place for fall fun. Show off your creative skills in the carved pumpkin contest or skip the carving altogether and launch your pumpkin into the Penobscot using our trebuchet. After the sun sets, scare yourself silly at Fort Knox and then take our shuttle back to the waterfront to enjoy music, food and fireworks. Cap it all off with a late night horror film on the big screen! A Wickedly Fun Filled day!
Jonathan Buck’s Race to the Grave - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Danny Murphy's Pub
Build your scariest coffin, dress up and race to win. Come out to watch or participate in this fun event and see who will reach the grave first. Races will begin at the starting line on Main Street in front of The Alamo Theatre at 2 o’clock. Each participating team will need to provide four runners (pushers) to propel the coffin. Each team will also need one "Jonathan" to ride in their coffin. All Jonathans must wear a helmet during the race. (All participants [including Jonathan] must be age 16 or older. Participants under 18 must have a parent or a legal guardian sign for them. Challenge your friends, coworkers, sports teammates, rival teams from other schools, competitors – anyone!!
Open for visitors between May 1 and October 31, visitors have claimed they were touched by ghosts, seen ghost-like figures walking about and captured strange images on film. The Ghost Hunters TV show even did a segment at Fort Knox.
Every Halloween the fort adds to the haunted fun with the “Fright at the Fort” display. People dressed in period costumes and other ghoulish attire jump out at you as you make your way through the fort. Flashlights are forbidden, so you literally are clambering about in the dark, making it even harder to tell if the ghosts you are seeing are the real thing.
Source: Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.