The 40th annual Miramar Ranch Elementary School Halloween Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 92131 institution, the carnival is nearly as old as the community itself. This year the carnival is adding many new rides, games, and activities, including a 52-foot inflatable obstacle challenge, gladiator joust game, laser tag, bungee run, 25-foot rock climbing wall, fire truck rides for the kids, mechanical bull ride for people of all ages, 22-foot dual bay sliding structure, adult and kid-friendly food such as burgers, hot dogs, lemonade and more. The carnival will also feature all of the favorites that thousands of carnival-goers have enjoyed over the years, including the silent auction baskets, used book sale, classroom sponsored games, prize booth and haunted house.

As always, there is no admission charge for the carnival. However, for the best deals and extra free tickets (and to avoid waiting in line at the carnival), order your game and food tickets ahead of time at www.sdelite.com/MiramarRanchElementarySchoolFreaky40thHalloweenCarnival-s/209.htm.