The Halloween Carnival is the Seed’s major fundraising event, coordinated by the APA each year, and produced with the help of many, many parent volunteers. The carnival was originally developed as a fun alternative to Halloween in the 1980s and has evolved into a large event which current families and friends, neighbors, and Seed alumni attend. The carnival is not held on Halloween night anymore, and is usually the last Friday evening before Halloween. Included in the event are a raffle, silent auction, food, games, a photographer, a bounce house or slide, and the Mystery Theater. The Mystery Theater is an annual play produced by some of the staff, alumni, and parents, with a bit of humor for everyone. Tickets are sold to the three different evening performances and all proceeds from the Mystery Theater go toward the faculty retirement fund. All funds generated by the raffle and silent auction go to the Seed scholarship fund.