PTA to host carnival Oct. 5

The annual Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association’s fall carnival, its biggest fund-raiser of the year, will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on the downtown common; bad weather would shift the event inside the MetroWest YMCA on East Street . The carnival will feature inflatable bouncing structures, carnival games and prizes, pony rides, arts and crafts, a bake sale and raffles. The fund-raiser helps the group support the local schools through “curriculum enrichment, parent education, communication, technology and teacher support,” its website says. Tickets for games, food, and activities can be purchased in advance at a 25 percent discount through the group’s website, www.hptaonline.com.