Easter on the Farm

You know them, you love them, for their corn maze, pumpkin patch and fall festivities. But, when springtime is on the horizon, Huckleberry Trail Farm celebrates with a seasonal tradition, an Easter egg hunt! On Sunday, March 24, pack your Easter basket and your competitive spirit. Register your child online today!

How It Started:

Many scholars believed the Easter egg hunt originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1700s, who believed that a “Oschter Haws,” German for “Easter hare,” laid eggs in the grass. Children would build nests and search for the eggs to fill them with. As for multicolored plastic eggs and chocolates, those would be introduced much, much later.

The symbol of the egg would make its way around the world, celebrated in a variety of ways. Every Easter, the Brotherhood of the Giant Omelette gathers in Bessières, France, to make a giant omelet out of 15,000 eggs. And yes, folks flock from everywhere to get a taste. While this eggy dish won’t be on the menu at Huckleberry Trail Farm, there’s a lot to chick out!

Huckleberry Trail Farm Easter Egg Hunt:

With many egg-stra special activities to choose from, there is something for attendees of all ages to enjoy! Embark on a scenic hayride around the farm, complete with views of the picturesque landscape, blooming with new, spring life. Showcase your speed and agility in the egg races or your coordination in the egg toss. Get creative at the egg coloring station, creating your own take-home souvenir of the day!

For those with a competitive edge, a game or two of wiffle ball may be in store. Take your victory lap along the Easter story trail, immersing yourself in the meaningful stories of Easter. Pay close attention, you may see an Easter bunny hopping around!

Easter egg hunt times are 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., but make sure to register in advance and arrive 15 minutes early!

As a pay-what-you-can event, all funds raised go to support The Quiltmaker Café in Pittsboro, a nonprofit, counter-service restaurant providing guests with healthy meals, regardless of their ability to pay. Event desserts are sponsored by Carolina Cravings in Pittsboro!