Halloween came a little early for some kids today who got to show off their costumes ahead of schedule.

The Marble Springs State Historic Site invited kids to its grounds to trick or treat and play games.

Organizers have held the celebration at Marble Springs for more than 5 years.

They said they want to provide kids a safe place where they could have fun for Halloween, while also getting to know an important piece of Tennessee history.

"While you're here, you can learn a little more about [Tennessee Governor] John Sevier and about him being over here and about how Marble Springs plays an important part in Knox County," said Marble Springs Groundskeeper John Gammons.

Later in the evening, children were also given the opportunity to participate in a costume contest.

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