If you’re looking for sailing, laser tag, a Fortress Of Nightmares, a great view of the sunset, a delicious bit to eat from a food truck or just a place to enjoy a nice fall walk, it’s at the Fort! 

Fort Adams, a National Historic Landmark and the largest coastal fortress in North America, is a place that all locals and tourists should visit as often as possible, especially in October!

Here’s a quick look at some great things happening this fall at Fort Adams, support of Fortress of Nightmares and tours support The Fort Adams Trust – a nonprofit organization dedicated to the programming, preservation and restoration.

1 – Red Bull Foiling Generation U.S. Qualifier and World Finals

October 15 -16 and 22 – 23

Sail Newport will host both the Red Bull Foiling Generation U.S. Qualifier and the World Finals off the coast of Fort Adams over the next two weekends, October 15 – 16 and October 22 – 23.

The U.S. Qualifier is set to take place on October 15th & 16th, the World Finals will take place on October 22nd & 23rd. Each weekend, competition is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday from 10 AM – 1 PM, followed by an Awards Ceremony.

The best place to enjoy the action is from Fort Adams State Park, where admission and parking is free. There will also be concessions and activities available on-site. Both weekends are weather dependent. More Info

2 – Fortress Of Nightmares at Fort Adams

October 21-23, 28-30

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Fortress of Nightmares is 4 haunted attractions inside North America’s Largest Coastal Fortification.

  • Tunnels of Terror is a ghoulish maze of Halloween horrors built deep inside the tunnels beneath Fort Adams. Our all volunteer team of actors will work their hearts out to jump out and scare you as you wind your way through the tunnels in the darkness.
  • Mayhem 3D is a UV enhanced dark walkthrough haunted maze staffed with volunteer scare-actors, and requires the use of 3D glasses. You never know what may pop out and scare you.
  • Turned! Is our take on Zombie themed laser tag. With a set goal, and limited timeframe, you’ll have to complete tasks quickly and eradicate zombies with your laser tagger – beware though, you can turn and turn others around you!Turned is by reservation only, and tickets must be purchased online, in advance.
  • Paranormal is an attraction that relies on your senses, as opposed to our scare-actors. We won’t be jumping out at you in this attraction. Our resident spirits might throw some stones at you, or give you a little tap on your shoulder or cheek though. We give you unprecedented access to our haunted officers quarters where you can take your time and explore the spirited side of Fort Adams.

More Info & Tickets – http://www.fortressofnightmares.org/

Call for volunteers – Fort Adams Trust is seeking volunteers to help them with the 2016 Fortress Of Nightmares, have a few hours to spare this October? VOLUNTEER

3 – Laser Tag Battles

October 21 – 23 and 28 – 30

Fort Adams will be holding laser tag battles during Fortress Of Nightmares. Participants can wage their own battles against their opponents at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Each game costs $5 per participant.

More Info & Tickets – http://www.fortressofnightmares.org/

4 – Tour The Fort

Daily tours depart hourly from 10am – 4pm

Enjoy an hour long tour of this National Historic Landmark that will take you from the top of the rampart walls to the depths of the underground tunnels. Tours depart every hour (10am-4pm), daily, from mid-May through October and are weather permitting. “Off-Season” tours are limited to 12 noon and 2pm daily. General guided tour is $12 for adults or $6 for self-guided tour. Tour The Fortress

5 – Blackstone Caterers Food Truck – A Fork In The Road

Friday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm through October

Following a very successful summer out at the Fort, A Fork In The Road will continue to serve lunch on weekends out at Fort Adams through October. The truck does accept cash and credit cards.

Follow A Fork In The Road on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with new menus, specials and what they’re up to.

6 – Watch The Sunset From Fort Adams

Look no further than the Fort Adams Bay Walk. This 2.5 mile loop around the perimeter of Fort Adams State Park provides unmatched views of Newport Harbor, the Newport Bridge and the Bay. Fort Adams Bay Walk feature ample free parking as well as convenient public restroom facilities.

For more information on Fort Adams, visit www.fortadams.org.

[Full Disclosure: The author of this story is a member of the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust]

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp, LLC. Belmore has led What's Up Newp since December 2012. Belmore also serves as the Sr. Editor - North America for Mountain News - publisher of OnTheSnow. In his spare time, Belmore serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors at Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors at Lucy's Hearth. Belmore is also a member and supporter of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.