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Fall is finally upon us, and with that comes many great festivities, including the Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee. Gather up your family and friends and take a day trip to get your spook on. From 11 different haunt options to shows and great foods, the Halloween Festival has it all.

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Fright Track FROM FUN TO SCARY, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERY AGE AND LOADS FOR FAMILIES TO DO FOR HOURS, MAKING THE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT THE CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE A MUST-VISIT AT THIS SPOOK-TASTIC TIME OF YEAR.

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A grand event center, The Castle of Muskogee hosts not only large quarterly events (Renaissance Festival, Castle Christmas, firework sale and a zombie run), but has added many other festivals throughout the year per popular demand. The Halloween Festival, which runs from Sept. 28-Oct. 28 on Fridays and Saturdays, brings in thousands annually from Green Country. Set on 60 acres of woods, the Castle uses 14 of them as the village section of the festival, and the rest is utilized for haunts. Admission to the Castle and parking is free, and although not required, people almost always dress up in costume. Actors and actresses are always dressed in character to meet you at the entrance gate. They do an organized dance to set off the evening and to get you into the festival mood. Then, you can take a tractor ride on a trail to experience whatever haunt you pick, all of which reside in the surrounding woods. Attractions range from family friendly (a torture chamber that displays justice apparatuses from a darker age), to not recommended for small children (haunted hayride and maze), to consider yourself warned (Domus Horrificus and Trail of Blood). Prices range from $3 to $15 per attraction. Combo packs are available for $15 (child’s five-event fun pack), $25 (adult five-event fun pack) and $30 ( four-fright event combo). Advance tickets may be purchased online. However, for those who may not quite want to spend the entire evening in fright, there is much more to do at the festival. Many performers are ready to entertain on the chessboard stage, located in the village.

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