The Provincetown Recreation Dept. is offering a “spooky but family-friendly interactive tour of Provincetown.” QR codes the department has placed around town guide the way. Once you scan each code, you’ll see images and the historical background of the location where the code is posted, a mash-up of research by historian David Dunlap, author of Building Provincetown, and the book Paranormal Provincetown by Sam Baltrusis.
You can reach the locations by car or on foot. And, this year, due to multiple requests, there is an adult version of spooky lore, said Caroline Thompson, assistant recreation director.
The QR codes are active now and will last until Nov. 1.
Greet ’n’ Treat
The seventh annual Greet ’n’ Treat will be held Friday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Motta Field. This is a version of “trunk or treat.” Business owners will decorate their vehicles and provide candy. Children are invited to dress up and have fun trick or treating.
Parents may sign up for one of two time slots at the Provincetown Recreation Dept. website.
Masks are advised. —K.C. Myers
On Friday, Oct. 29, storytellers will flock to Wellfleet Preservation Hall armed with five-minute Halloween-themed tales. The Mosquito Story Slam will kick off at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30.) A total of 10 people will be plucked from the audience at random to regale the crowd with “the time that haunted you, or creeped you out,” says the flyer. Tickets go for $20, and the event will take place indoors.
Saturday is the day to show off your spooky style in the center of town, starting at 2 p.m. The parade will go from Preservation Hall past the Wellfleet Marketplace, wind down Bank Street, veer right on Commercial, and conclude at Baker’s Field, where snacks, a haunted playground, and ponies await. Zoë Lewis, the musician, will be there, too, ready to groove with the goblins. The mask mandate is still in place for everyone age two and over.
On Sunday, Wellfleet Preservation Hall welcomes whatever pumpkin creations you’ve whipped up. Drop them off before 3 p.m. and at dusk they’ll be lit and allowed to glow until 7 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. —Jasmine Lu
Click, Clack, Boo!
The Eastham Library will hold a Halloween-themed story walk featuring the bestselling children’s book Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Pages of the book have been reprinted on storyboards that children can read as they walk around the outside of the library, take in the fall foliage, and enjoy the view of Depot Pond.
A Trick-or-Treat Map
For the second year in a row, Eastham residents can add themselves to an online map to indicate they are Trick-or-Treater-friendly. So far, more than 35 individuals and establishments have joined the list, including the Eastham Police Dept. and the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center.
To join the list, email [email protected]. To view the map, visit tinyurl.com/24wnhvhu. According to Robin Huibregtse, who organized the list, residents can add their addresses to the list until Halloween morning.
Eastham got a head start on the holiday by holding the town’s main event, Town Hall-oween, organized by the Eastham Recreation Dept., last Sunday, Oct. 24 on the Windmill Green. Recreation Dept. Director Christine Mickle said they didn’t want its celebration to interfere with events in Orleans and Wellfleet. There was trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and plenty of fun because “more people were in costume than not,” Mickle said. —Cam Blair