Ultimate listing of Easter egg hunts in the Upstate
Easter is March 27, which means families looking to hip, hop and hooray with an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt have plenty of options this month. Below you'll find a listing of planned events in the Upstate for 2016.
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• It’s time for Easter Bunny photos through March 26 at Haywood Mall in Greenville. The bunny will be located in lower level center court between Belks and Macys 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. March 14 – 19, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 20, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. March 21 – 24, and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. March 25 – 26.
• Augusta Road Baptist Church will host its annual spring festival and Easter egg hunt at 5:30 p.m. March 16.
• The annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt will be held 6:30 – 9 p.m. March 18 at Gateway Park in Travelers Rest. The event is for ages 2 – 12. For details, visit http://greenvillerec.com.
• A Bunny Brunch is at 8:30 a.m. March 19 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The event includes brunch and photo time with the Easter Bunny before crafts, story time and a day of museum exploration. This is a ticketed event. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
• A Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place 2 – 3 p.m. March 19 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Rain date is 2 p.m. March 26. The church is located at 1021 Hudson Road, Greenville.
• Hear “Little Bunny Foo-Foo: The Real Story” at 10:30 a.m. March 24 at Fiction Addiction. The event is for preschoolers. Call 864-609-9394 or visit http://www.fiction-addiction.com.
• Celebrate Easter Festivities at the Swamp Rabbit Café & Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville. Events will include an egg dye and cookie decorating party 10 a.m. March 25 for $6 per child. An Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt will be held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 27, with the egg hunt planned for 11 a.m. Kids are invited to bring baskets and wear their bunny ears. For details, visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com/events/
• Celebrate Easter and Eggs 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 26 with day-long programming at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
• The Easter Bunny will make a stop at O-CHA Tea Bar at its 300 River Place location across from Falls Park in downtown Greenville 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 26. The bunny will hand out candy and be available for free photos.
• Astro Kennels invites the public to its annual Easter Bone Hunt event 2 – 4 p.m. March 26. This event will feature the doggy Easter bonnet contest at 3:30pm, free K9 swim times in an indoor heated swimming pool, bobbin' for hot dogs, door prizes, local vendors, and of course, the Easter Bone Hunt. Cost is $3 per dog, which includes all activities and entry into door prize drawings. The kennel is located at 418 Scuffletown Road in Simpsonville.
• Eggventure will be held 9 a.m. – noon March 26 at Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville. The event will include egg hunts for children ages 1 – 10, a bounce house, face painting, games and free refreshments. For details, visit http://advent-umc.org/about/announcements/.
• The Great Egg Venture is scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26 in Heritage Park. It's a collaborative effort between Simpsonville Parks and Rec and First Baptist Church Simpsonville. The event will include more than 30,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and toys dispersed around the centerplex at Heritage Park. Train rides will be available for $2. There will also be door prizes, inflatables, a craft tent and music by performers from FBC Simpsonville's Easter musical "Redeemer." That musical is scheduled for March 19 and 20 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day in the Worship Center.
• A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 26 at LifeSpring Community Church of the Nazarene, 437 Holland Road, Simpsonville. The free event includes lunch and egg hunts for children by age groups. For details, visit http://lifespringnaz.net/?file=who-we-are/up-comming-events
• An egg hunt is at 3 p.m. March 25 at the Woodruff Branch Library’s Reading Garden. For details, call 864-476-8770.
• A Community Easter Egg Drop is noon – 4 p.m. March 19 at Sunset Park in Mauldin. Thousands of eggs stuffed with goodies are dropped from a helicopter. Arrive early for parking. Visit http://cityofmauldin.org for details. The rain date is March 20.
• The Easter Bunny Trail Hop 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. March 26 at Lake Conestee Nature Park, 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville. Entry fee is $20 preregistration and $25 the day of the race. Participants will run 5 kilometers on a rolling course that winds its way through Lake Conestee Nature Park on a mix of dirt, gravel and pavement. Along the course, runners will find Easter eggs stuffed with prizes and goodies. A special Easter egg hunt for children ages 8 and younger will follow the race at the finish line. Lake Conestee Nature Park features a large playground and smooth walking path for those with little kids. For details, visit https://book-events.com/easterbunnytrailhop/
• The annual Eggtastic Easter Event will be held 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 19 in Century Park in Greer. Instead of one great big egg hunt, the event will have multiple egg hunts in 2016. Children may hunt eggs anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but each child can only collect eight eggs. Each hunt will last approximately 10 minutes and will be divided onto fields by age groups. For more details, visit http://www.cityofgreer.org/departments/special_events.php.
• Abner Creek Baptist Church will host a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt 1 – 3 p.m. March 19 in Greer. The community is invited to the free event. The church is located at 2461 Abner Creek Road, Greer.
• Springwell Church in Taylors will host its annual Spring Carnival 2 – 4 p.m. April 2. The free event is open to the community and includes free food, rides, games, inflatables and more. For details, visit http://springwell.org.
• Kids can have their photos taken with The Easter Bunny through March 26 in the food court at Westgate Mall in Spartanburg. The bunny will be available 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and noon – 6 p.m. Sundays. For details, visit http://www.westgate-mall.com/easter-bunny-photos.
• A Tween Easter Egg Hunt is at 4:30 p.m. March 22 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library in Spartanburg. Call 864-574-6815.
• An Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza and story time are at 11 a.m. March 24 at the Cyrill-Westside Branch Library in Spartanburg. Call 864-574-6815.
• An Easter Egg-Stravaganza is planned 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 26 at the North Spartanburg Church of God, 2069 Chesnee Highway, Spartanburg. The community event is free and will include lunch, live animals, pony rides, face painting, live music, carnival games, crafts, hay rides, prizes and egg hunts. For details, visit http://www.churchofgod.org.
• Cedar Spring Baptist Church will host a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt noon – 2 p.m. March 26 in Spartanburg. There will be hundreds of filled eggs to hunt, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and hotdogs along with the Easter Bunny. This free event will take place rain or shine. Contact the church office at 864-585-5526 for more information. The church is located at 140 Cedar Spring Place in Spartanburg.
• The annual Easter Egg Scramble, sponsored by Spartanburg County Parks Department, will be held 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. March 26 in Tyger River Park, 195 Dillard Road, Duncan. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $2 for children 2 and younger, $4 for children 3 and older, and free for parents. Concessions will be available, and attractions will include face painting, the Easter Bunny, live rabbits, and caricature drawings. Visit http://spartanburgparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Easter-Egg-Scramble-flyer-2016.jpg.
• Marathon Church in Powdersville will host a community-wide social media-based egg hunt. As Easter weekend approaches, the church will give clues via its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as to the location of our drop zones in Powdersville or Easley where we will hide blue eggs. Drop Zone times are: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Each egg will contain either candy or a prize code inside, with prizes ranging from TVs, gift cards, scooters, sports gear and movies. This is a family-friendly event. Visit MarathonChurch.org.
• Hunt's Memorial Baptist Church in Easley will sponsor its annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pizza event at 11 a.m. March 26. There will be plenty of eggs, prizes, pizza and more for babies through those in fifth grade. For details, visit http://huntsmbc.com/2016/02/easter-egg-hunt-pizza/
• The City of Clemson will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. March 26 in Nettles Park. Bring your basket to this free event for ages 12 and younger. For details, visit http://www.cityofclemson.org/parks-and-recreation/annual-easter-egg-hunt-saturday-march-26th.
• The Central Clemson Indoor Rec will host an Easter Egg Drive 2 – 4 p.m. March 26 for $7 per person. Children will enjoy carnival games, face painting, and an egg hunt in the swimming pools. For details, visit http://www.cityofclemson.org/city/easter-egg-dive.
• The Family Easter Eggstravangza will be held 10:30 a.m. – noon March 26 in Veterans’ Park in Pendleton. Geared toward kids 12 and younger and their families, the event will include games, crafts, and thousands of eggs. For details, visit http://www.b3ch.org.
• Rice’s Creek Baptist Church in Liberty will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at noon March 26. Pizza will be served, and all families are welcome. The church is located at 500 Rices Creek Church Road in Liberty.
• Denver Downs Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will host its annual Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 26. Children up to age 12 are invited to hunt eggs, see newborn baby animals, have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny, play games, ride the cow train, and enjoy face painting and a cookie factory. There will be prize eggs and goodie bags. Bring your own basket. Cost to hunt eggs is $8 for children and $6 for adults. Hunt sessions will be held at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. There will be an Easter bonnet contest at noon on the main stage. Concessions and lunch plates will be available. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1073918189296212/
• Anderson Jockey Lot will host its 5th annual free Easter event 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 26. All American Petting Zoo will have animals available for a petting zoo, and there will be several rounds of egg hunting between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rain or shine. Face painting will be available for $1 per face 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The jocket lot is located at 4530 Highway 29N in Belton. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/123380011379763/
• Anderson First Baptist Church will host its Community Easter Egg Hunt and Cookout at the Old McCants Field beside Meals on Wheels at 10:30 a.m. March 26. For details, visit http://www.andersonfbc.org.
• The Greater Williamston Business Association will sponsor its annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under March 19 in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Rain date for the event will be March 26. Ages and time schedules are as follows: 3 and younger – 9:30 a.m., ages 4 and 5 – 10 a.m., ages 6 and 7 – 10:30 a.m., and ages 8 to 10 – 11 a.m. Drawings for prizes and grand prizes will be held for each age group prior to their scramble for candy, which this year will be enclosed in colorful plastic eggs. At the conclusion of the last hunt, a drawing will be held for a grand prize.
• Journey to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville for the Southeast’s largest Easter Egg Hunt, with hundreds of children ages 2 – 9 searching the front lawn of Biltmore House for sweet treats. The event also features magic shows, activities and photos with the Easter Bunny. For details, visit http://www.biltmore.com/events/detail/easter-celebration