Women’s Day's Halloween special edition had the following to say about the Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball: [excerpted]

America’s Halloween Headquarters
By Allison Kyle Leopold and Gerit Quealy
Woman’s Day Specials: Halloween Celebrations, October, 2003

[...] Among the many costume balls and parties, see if you can get tickets to the Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball. Themes vary annually at this solely adult Halloween treat , but attendees flock from all over the country to partake of this devilish delight, going all out with fabulous costumes and ghoulish makeup. [...]