Home Slice Pizza’s annual Carnival O’ Pizza is always a good time for kids both young and old. The day features contests like pizza eating and stretching, the famous Hands on an Eggplant Sub (with winner getting free pizza for a year) and great raffle prizes. This year’s event on September 24 will offer a grand prize that will allow the one winner to make reservations at Home Slice for the next year (the honor applies to the original location and the North Loop location opening next year). If you’ve waited for table on a busy Saturday, you know how key that prize can be. Tickets are on sale for $5 now and $10 the day of the carnival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Austin Bat Cave, an organization that provides creative writing workshops for children. The Carnival has raised more than $80,000 for the organization over the last four iterations.