Mountain Elementary School’s annual Halloween Carnival has a new time and day: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

This is a week earlier than previous years and the start time is a little earlier for families with little ones. Weather permitting, game booths will be outdoors on the upper playground.

The carnival began in the 1970s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This year, the festivities include the popular haunted house, silent auction, book fair, cake walk, face painting, game booths and prizes.

Tickets are $5 for 20; games are 3 tickets each, cake walk is 4 tickets and haunted house is 5. Chuck’s Wagon will be on site for dinner and treats. All proceeds benefit the students of Mountain School through the PTA. Come see what’s new.