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    The Beaux Arts Ball Is A Fall Tradition In Provincetown

    Dating back to 1915, what is today called the Beaux Arts Ball is a fall tradition in Provincetown. Held at the historical Provincetown Town Hall that dates back to 1886. The ball was attended by the Iconic American painter Normal Rockwell, who served as a judge at the event in 1947.

    From dastardly, dance-until-you're-dead parties at one of Ptown's famed clubs, to crazy costume competitions awarding cash prizes for the sexiest or scariest ensemble, there's no shortage of events to rattle your skeleton's bones, while proving why Provincetown's Halloween is one of the most fun times of year to visit.

    "Originally the Ball had no connection to Halloween," said Anthony Fuccillo, Provincetown Tourism Director. "However, the history of the town's personality and characters has formatively produced a Ptown Halloween that welcomes everyone. What better place to celebrate the holiday?"

    Festivities run from October 31 to November 2nd, and will include events like the Halloween Tea Dance Party with Resident DJ Maryalice takes place from 4pm - 9pm at the Boatslip Resort, located at 161 Commercial St.

    The Saints and Sinners Party will be held from 5pm - 9pm at the Wave Bar @ the Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. There's no cover charge for this event that includes a screening of the cult classic movie Rocky Horror Picture Show. Stick around for dancing to special guest DJ Steve Marsden with all the other Halloween lions, tigers and bears in their best leather outfits or uniforms at the Saints and Sinners Party, that's part of Spooky Bear Weekend!

    These are just a sample of the exciting events to experience in Provincetown this fall!

    By Melody Schubert

    Getting There:

    To learn more about camping at the Monroe Co. - Toledo North KOA Campground in Petersburg visit www.koa.com.

    To learn more about camping at the  South Haven Family Campground go to www.southhavenfamilycg.com.

    Camping News: For more information on campground and sites to visit go to the GoCampingAmerica website.