Fairfield to host two out of doors Easter-themed occasions

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Last year, attendees visited Huffman Park, Village Green Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Gilbert Farms, FurField Dog Park, and Harbin Park.

“That was a great time. Thank you for going hunting this year. Since it was more of a scavenger hunt, even my teenagers got involved,” Jae Miller said on social media. Miller’s family attended the 2021 event.

The first 50 entrants will win a prize to be picked up at the Fairfield Community Arts Center. (Entrants must submit photos of all six eggs.) Prizes include Easter-themed goodie bags and candy, as well as family-friendly activities like coloring sheets.

The competition starts on Monday April 4th and runs until Sunday April 10th. All photos are to be sent to [email protected] by Monday 11 April. Also, don’t forget to tag @City of Fairfield, Ohio – Parks when posting photos to Facebook.

“From what we saw last year, the competition was a great success. It was different than we had never done before and people loved coming out and checking out our parks. Hopefully they can get out and see some of the parks that they haven’t been to before,” Sheldrick said.

In addition to the Egg Splorers competition, the City of Fairfield’s HOPPIN’ Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 10 am to 12 pm at Fairfield Greens North Trace Golf Course at 2605 Augusta Blvd.

“Our egg hunt is in a new location this year, over at one of the golf courses. As I’m sure you know, Harbin Park is undergoing some renovations right now,” Sheldrick said.

Children should bring an Easter basket to collect eggs in designated areas for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. In addition to eggs filled with treats, kids also have a chance to collect special prize eggs filled with gift cards. There is also a photo session with the Easter Bunny. Photos will start at 10am and the egg hunt will start promptly at 11:15am. There will be over 8,000 colorful plastic eggs filled with treats (and gift cards) for kids to find.

“This year’s egg hunt, which we’re really looking forward to, has always been a community favorite and as long as the weather cooperates, people are coming in large numbers. It’s great, it’s wonderful to see everyone,” Sheldrick said.

To celebrate the event’s return after a hiatus due to COVID, families can also enjoy other entertainment and activities that complement the celebrations. There will be a balloon artist, magician Aaron Newkirk, Easter Bunny pictures and more. For adults, there are mimosas, as well as kid-friendly bunny-themed mocktails available for purchase. Cabby Shack Food Truck will be on site.

“We’re really trying to accelerate this and make it a full community event. come out and have fun Hopefully it’s a nice day for an egg hunt and a few hours of free family fun,” Sheldrick said.

The Egg Hunt has been canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. On average, around 500 children and adults have taken part in the HOPPIN’ Easter egg hunt in the past.