Carter Mountain Orchard presents our annual Easter Egg Hunt and festivities, this year on Saturday, March 31. Open from 10A-5P, we’ll offer Egg Hunts and activities for children up to age 12, plus visits with the Easter Bunny, lots of crafts, activities, hayrides, lunch, special egg hunts for adults, and a good time! Eat an apple cider donut, enjoy a glass of wine or hard cider, and celebrate Spring!
Schedule of Events
Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:
(ALL HUNTS WILL START PROMPTLY AT THE DESIGNATED TIMES)
10:30AM “Chickadee” Easter Egg Hunt for children 2 and under, plus special needs children (150 children max)
11:30AM Easter Egg Hunt for 3-4 year old children (200 children max)
12:30PM Easter Egg Hunt for 5-8 year old children (200 children max)
1:30PM Easter Agility Challenge for 9-12 year old children (100 children max)
1:00PM and 3:00PM “Never Grow Up” Easter Egg Hunt – an Adult-Only Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Prince Michel Winery and Bold Rock Hard Cider! Must be 21 or older to participate.
Online registration for the children’s egg hunts has ended. You may purchase tickets on site on the day of, up to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the hunt or until sold out, whichever comes first. Please note, there are no refunds, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event due to extreme conditions.
Other Activities for the Day:
- Apple Cider Donuts - all day, or until they are all gone!
- Hayrides offered from 11A-4P (weather and crowd dependent)
- Lunch Specials served from 11AM-3PM
- Craft Station - all day
- Easter Bunny visits – all day
- Prince Michel Wine Shop and Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar open 11AM-7PM
- Easter Egg Hunt/Agility Challenge - $7.00 per child, includes a “decorate your own bag” for egg gathering, and 1 hayride ticket. ONLINE SALES HAVE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS ON SITE ON SATURDAY – TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO HUNT, OR UNTIL SOLD OUT, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST
- Hayrides – $3.00 per person ages 2 and above (1 hayride ticket is included with each egg hunt admission)
- Never Grow Up Adult Egg Hunt – $15 Advance Registration Required – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
- Crafts – FREE, no charge!
- Visits with Easter Bunny - FREE, no charge!
FAQ for the Easter Egg Hunt
I’ll just bring my own basket, okay??
A bag for gathering eggs will be provided. To be fair, all participants will use the same size bag. You can transfer your eggs into your Easter basket after the hunt!
I’m running late, can you wait a few minutes?
All hunts will start on time. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the hunt in order to purchase or pick up tickets, get your bag and instructions, and be in place before the hunt begins.
Even if I arrive late, my child can still participate, right?
The Easter Egg hunts are fast and furious! Even with all the eggs that are hidden, the hunts are over in just moments. Please arrive early so your child can enjoy the event!
I’m just going in with my child to help him/her get the eggs, okay?
The Easter Egg hunt is for the children. Parents may view and take photos from outside the designated area and are requested not to enter the hunt. (Please note, in our Chickadees hunt, parents may walk with their child – and please let the children gather the eggs)
Even though my children are different ages, I want to put them in the same hunt. Is that okay?
We find it most fair to keep children in the proper age groups. Thank you for your cooperation!
I purchased my tickets ahead of time, but now we can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately there are no refunds, unless Carter Mountain cancels the event due to extreme conditions. If you purchase your tickets in advance but find you cannot come, please transfer them to a friend!
What is the Easter Agility Challenge? I’ve never heard of it.
This was a new event last year, and it was a hit! Think “Ninja Warrior” meets the Easter Bunny! For our older children (9-12) who still want to be in on the fun – but don’t find the egg hunts challenging – we’ll have an obstacle course with lots of fun, and funny, challenges! Prizes will be awarded.
What is in the eggs?
Our eggs are stuffed with hard candy and prizes. Parents should monitor their children when they are opening eggs.
Oh my gosh, what will I do with all these eggs?
We do recycle and re-use the plastic eggs for future years, so if you don’t want to keep the eggs, please leave them with us in the designated areas.
How many eggs will you hide?
Our Easter Bunny works hard – each year we hide literally thousands of eggs!