Easter Egg Hunts, Parades and Other Easter Fun in North Carolina in 2014!

Want to go to an Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Parade, Easter Train Ride or other Easter event in North Carolina in 2015?

Here's Where to Find Easter Fun in North Carolina!

There are Easter Eggs hunts all over North Carolina in 2015!  They are great fun for families with children!  Most allow children from babies through elementary school to participant in the actual hunt, but almost all also have many other activities, music, food and entertainment for adults and older children. 

The egg hunts are usually right around Easter (obviously), often late March or early April; in 2015, since Easter will be on Sunday, April 5th, most egg hunts will be held on Saturday March 28, 2015, and a few on the Saturday before that (March 21, 2015), and then even fewer are held on the Saturday right before Easter (April 4th) and on Easter Sunday. ALWAYS click the links to check date and time with the event's own website, as there are often last minute changes due to weather or logistical problems, just click on the link to the event's website and (in most cases), you want to click on the "events" link or "calendar" link on their website. Or use their site search for "Easter". Do let them know you found them here, so they will update us next year. There are also Easter breakfasts and brunches and Easter parades to watch! And if you would like to make your own natural organic Easter Egg dye, here's how to do it! And see these pages for a history of the Easter egg or the history of Easter egg hunts, and the origin of the Easter Bunny!  This page shows you how to hard boil eggs and this page how to blow (or empty) an egg. Finally, you will probably also like our sister websites, which help you find pick-your-own farmsto go pick strawberries, blueberries, apples, etc. in your local area!

 

Always confirm dates and times via the contact information provided - they often change or cancel and do not tell me!

Note: On the Easter Egg Hunt sponsor's website, usually, you will want to click on their calendar to see the details!


Easter Egg Hunts and Events

Beaufort County

  • Raised In A Barn Farm - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, Brunch with the Easter bunny, Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), There is an admission fee, Children\'s crafts, Children\'s music and storytelling, Vendors, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, group reservations
    2106 Nc highway 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817. Phone: 252-945-6153. Email: raisedinabarnfarm@gmail.com. Event date and time: Weekend before Easter. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Event updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: November 15, 2014)

Buncombe County

  • Easter at Biltmore - Easter egg hunt
    1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Phone: 800-411-3812. Phone: 828-225-1333.Email: biltmorestore@biltmore.com.. Event date and time: Easter Sunday, at 11am, 1pm, 3pm; See their website for the 2015 date. The The Easter Rabbit makes his annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Children ages 2 to 9 may attend the hunt for free when accompanied by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult.  Day-of registration is required. Bring your own basket or bag to collect eggs. (UPDATED: April 12, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)

Catawba County

  • Buffalo Beals Animal Park Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, There is an admission fee, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present,
    3259 Water Plant Road, Maiden, NC 28650. Phone: 828-428-4388. Email: bealfive@aol.com. Event date and time: April 19, 2014 at 10:00 am. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Two age groups K & Under, 1st - 6th grades, prize eggs, prizes for all, pony rides, face painting, cupcake decorating and many more activities. $5.00 egg hunt and admission, or $10.00 armband for all activities and admission. Call for more info. (ADDED: April 02, 2014)

Cumberland County

  • Women Rocking For A Change: Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!,
    1018 Rochester Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305. Phone: 910-273-2249. Alternate Phone: 910-670-5458. Email: womenrocking2013@gmail.com. Event date and time: Be sure to call, email or check their website; last year it was on the Saturday right before Easter 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Women Rocking For A Change will host their 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Geraldine B. Myers Recreation Center & Park located at 1018 Rochester Drive. The egg hunt is for ages 12 and under, bring your own basket. Free Food, Fun, Music, & Prizes! A game of old school kickball will be played. (ADDED: March 16, 2014)

Duplin County

  • Legacy Farms - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), Easter egg hunts for adults (only), Flashlight Easter egg hunt, Egg decorating, Easter egg trail, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, There is an admission fee, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), face painting, inflatables/bounce house, carnival rides, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    7494 Highway 41, Wallace, NC 28466. Phone: 910-805-3276. Email: Morgan@legacyfarmsevents.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Prices vary, visit us for more information!. (ADDED: August 11, 2014)

Gaston County

  • Dallas Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Historic Square Lawn, 131 W. Main Street, Dallas, NC. Phone: 704-922-7681 ext. 105. Event date and time: See their website - last year it was on the Sunday a week before Easter from 1:30PM- 3:00PM. FREE ADMISSION. Families come join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! In partnership with the Town of Dallas we are offering this free activity for ages 10 and under. The egg hunt begins in Cloninger Park in Dallas, NC at promptly at 1:30 PM…so don’t be late! Kids bring your Easter baskets and join us afterwards until 3:00 PM for fun activities including games and crafts at the Gaston County Museum! Come join us!  (UPDATED: April 12, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's visit from Peter Rabbit - Visit with the bunny, children's stories
    6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, NC. Phone: 704-825-4490. Event date and time: See their website or See their website or call for the date (this event was held in 2013, but I have not been able to2015 find any information about this year), from 9 am to 3 pm. This is not an Easter Egg hunt. Instead, Peter Rabbit's Garden Adventure comes alive at the Garden as children meet Peter Rabbit himself, visit with characters from his world, participate in children's activities and listen to readings from this timeless classic. Greg Briley Photography will be available to capture family Easter pictures with live bunnies, provided by Whispering Hope Farm. Photo packages start at $39.95. Snacks, sandwiches and beverages available for purchase on-site at the Bunny Cafe provided by Best Impressions Caterers. From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., carriage rides will be provided by Southern Breezes Carriages (weather permitting) and Italian ices will be sold by Junior Scoop. (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Cloninger Park - Easter Egg Hunt
    Cloninger Park, 131 West Main Street, Dallas, NC 28034. Phone: 704-922-7681 Ext. 105. Event date and time: See their website - last year it was on the Sunday a week before Easter from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. The Gaston County Museum in partnership with the Town of Dallas will host our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cloninger Park! Thousands of eggs will be placed around the courthouse for kids ages 10 and under. The egg hunt begins promptly at 1:30 PM…so don’t be late! Kids bring your Easter baskets and join us afterwards until 3:00 PM for fun activities including games and crafts at the Gaston County Museum!The Gaston County Museum is located near Gastonia, North Carolina on the square in historic Dallas. The museum is housed in an 1852 brick Greek Revival style hotel that has been adapted for visitors and travelers of today. The museum also contains North Carolina’s largest public collection of horse-drawn vehicles consisting of sleighs, drays, wagons, and buggies and is the home of the Ties that Bind: Carolinas Textile Exhibit. (ADDED: April 11, 2014, from their website)
  • Kings Mountain Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Mayor Rick Murphrey Children’s Park, YMCA, on Highway 161 (Cleveland Avenue), Kings Mountain, NC. Phone: 704-734-0333. Event date and time: Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 am. Activities will include a petting zoo with baby bunnies, ducklings and peeps. The Mauney Children’s Library Staff will have games, activities and storytelling for the children.  For the egg hunt, one gold egg will be mixed in with the other eggs in each age category, 2 and under; 3-5 and 6-10 years old. Each child that finds the golden egg will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from “Toys R’ Us”. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to begin the egg hunt. Mauney Memorial Library, the YMCA, Cleveland County Childcare Connections and Walgreens will also be participating in the event. Participants should also bring a basket and camera! For additional information, please call.  (UPDATED: April 12, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website)
  • Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    2069 N.C. 182, Lincolnton, NC. Phone: 704-735-2443. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:00.  . Sign-up and photos. Age-group hunts, with a story time, an art station and a visit with the Easter Bunny.  (UPDATED: April 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Cramerton Middle School - Easter egg hunt
    Cramerton Middle School, 601 Cramer Mountain Rd., Cramerton, NC 28032. Phone: 704-824-4231. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 10:00 am; Rainout date April 13th at 3:00PM. There will be four age groups with over 3,000 eggs to find with prize eggs in each group. Come out for a fun time to be had by all. For more details call Cramteron Parks and Recreation Department.  (ADDED: April 10, 2014, from their website)
  • Poston Park Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department, George Poston Park, 1101 Lowell-Spencer Mountain Road, Lowell, NC. Phone: 704-922-2160. Event date and time: Saturday, See their website for the 2015 date starts at 10 am. Children will be separated by age group, with prizes given out. Children should bring their own baskets to fill. There will also be a visit by the Easter Bunny.
  • Easter Egg Hunt  - Easter egg hunt
    903 hickory grove road , Gastonia NC , NC 28056. Phone: 704-349-0660. Email: godsmessager99@yahoo.com. Event date and time: Usually on the Saturday before Easter, Call for the 2015 date, 11:00am - 1:00pm there will be a Easter bunny there also this is a free Easter egg hunt so come out and join us . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 22, 2011)

Guilford County

  • High Point City Lake Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for toddlers, Easter egg hunts for children, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house
    101 Gordon Street, High Point, NC 27260. Phone: (336) 883-8599. Email: beth.farrell@highpointnc.gov. Event date and time: Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9am to 1pm. The Washington Terrace annual Easter Egg Hunt features amusement attractions free for all children before and after each hunt time. The hunt is designed for ages 2-10, but the fun and festivities are open to all youth. Egg hunts begin at 11a.m. with ages 3 & under, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-10. We will also have a coloring contest for prizes throughout the day. Event will be held rain or shine.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: April 12, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: February 16, 2013)
  • McLaurin Farms Presents the 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Postponed in bad weather (see comments section), There is an admission fee, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    5593 N. Church St, Greensboro, NC 27455. Phone: 336-602-9369. Event date and time: Saturday April 12, 2014; Time: 1:00pm til 4:00pm for ages: 1 to 12 Cost $5. Be prepared to have fun at the 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt at McLaurin Farms; Not only will there be an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 to 12 including eggs with candy and eggs with money, there will also be a bounce house, face painting and glitter tattoos, a hayride, a maze, concessions and a special guest appearance by the Easter bunny!!! Come on down for great time bring your own egg basket and bring some spare money for the other events; Hope to see you there!!!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Rain date will be Saturday April 19, 2014. (ADDED: March 31, 2014)

Nash County

  • Sunset Easter EGGstravaganza - Easter egg hunts for all ages (includes adults), Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle
    550 N. Taylor Street Sunset Park, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Phone: 252-972-1151. Email: chelsey.byers@rockymountnc.gov. Event date and time: Be sure to call, email or check their website; last year it was on the Saturday right before Easter, from 10am to 2pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are available for a fee. FREE ride aboard the train, carousel, and apple ride. Park has a skate park and basketball. Event site is between 1550 River Drive and 550 North Taylor Street. 11:30am - 12:00pm 0-2, 3-5, and 6-8 hunts; 12:30pm – 1:00pm 9-12 and Special Needs hunts.  (UPDATED: April 12, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2013, from their website) (ADDED: February 07, 2011)

Orange County

Wake County

  • Church of he Apostles The Great Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Children's music and storytelling, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, Farm animals are present, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    Church Of The Apostles 333 Church at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27608. Phone: 919-782-0550. Email: Involveraleigh@gmail.com. Event date and time: Be sure to call, email or check their website; last year it was on the Saturday right before Easter from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Free hotdog lunch. If the weather is questionable, we will post a weather status on the church website. (ADDED: April 17, 2014)
  • LifeCity Church's Free Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt! - Easter egg hunts for children, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Vendors, Other activities for children, Baskets are provided, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house
    Lake Lynn Park & Community Center 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613, Raleigh, NC 27615. Phone: 919-523-5812. Email: info@lifecityrdu.com. Event date and time: Be sure to call, email or check their website; last year it was on the Saturday right before Easter from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. LifeCity Church is sponsoring a FREE community-wide Easter egg hunt at Lynn Lake Park & Community Center! On April 19th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM. Bring out your whole family for a time of fun and excitement! There will be a balloon artist, snow cones, cotton candy, play stations, prizes, and more easter eggs than you can count! You are also invited to LifeCity Church's Easter service the following day - 9500 Forum Drive, where you can be entered to win 1 of 8 grocery gift cards for $250.00! It is LifeCity's way of blessing YOU, and our community! :) See you on the 19th!. (ADDED: March 25, 2014)
  • Raleigh's Biggest Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunt
    Halifax Mall, Lane st and Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC. Phone: 404-354-8756. Email: realeighEaster@yahoo.com. Event date and time: Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 10am to 1:30pm,  Egg Hunts at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm; Usually on the Saturday before Easter, See their website for the 2015 date. The Annual Raleigh Easter celebration will hold the largest Easter egg hunt in the Triangle with seven hunt times and 60,000 eggs! Egg hunts will begin at Halifax Mall, directly across from the North Carolina General Assembly, at 10:00am, and will be open to all children ages 0-12. Egg hunts will be held every half-hour until 1:30pm and will be divided into age specific groups. Egg hunts will be accompanied by inflatable games, prizes, and free balloons. When you arrive at Halifax Mall, please stop by our registration booth to register your children and receive their wristbands. This will help us ensure your child’s safety throughout your time at Raleigh Easter and will help us divide children into age-specific groups for egg hunts. Enjoy our inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses either before or after your child’s egg hunt, and stick around for our prize drawings, courtesy of our sponsors. Parking can be found in the parking deck directly west of Halifax Mall off N. Salisbury Street, as well as in several other locations within walking distance (see the map below for details). If you have any questions about Raleigh Easter, feel free to email raleigheaster@vintagenc.com   (UPDATED: April 10, 2014, from their website) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 21, 2011) (UPDATED: March 5, 2013, from their website)
  • Sunrise United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt - Easter egg hunts for children, Easter egg hunts for infant, Easter egg hunts for toddlers, The Easter bunny will make an appearance, Visits and photos with the Easter Rabbit, FREE admission, Children's crafts, Other activities for children, Bring a basket to collect the eggs!, restrooms
    5420 Sunset Lake Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540. Email: mysunriseevents@gmail.com. Event date and time: Please join us on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 10:30am to 12pm for an Easter Egg Hunt. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Your children will get the chance to learn about Jesus and the amazing gift he has given us through 3 fun crafts and activities. Take some time to visit with the Easter Bunny before the Easter Egg Hunt finale. (ADDED: April 05, 2014)

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