Again, this Easter, 2013, there will be several classic Easter Egg hunts in Asheville, NC and here are a few I’ve found, all at different times, so maybe you can get to all of them!
- McDowell House Museum, on AB-Tech Campus, 283 Victoria Road – Sunday, March 24th, 2-4pm, $5 per child, adults free with your child. BYOB (Bring your own basket), singing, games, egg hunts and more, all on the lawn of the Smith McDowell House and Museum (on the AB-Tech Campus). The Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance and light snacks will be available. There will be 100s of eggs, and a chance to find the golden egg, as well as many small prizes in many of the eggs. Younger children will have a separate egg-hunting area. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 828 253-9231, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I love the Smith McDowell House Museum and their events are always high in quality. Additionally, if you want to learn more about the history of Asheville, this is a great place to learn more.
- Easter on the Green (Roger McGuire Green), right smack in the middle of Downtown Asheville, 1 West Pack Square – Saturday, March 30th 2-5pm, FREE (!). This has become an annual favorite – the Easter Bunny will be on hand and available for visits and photos; and lots of activities will be taking place. There will be golden eggs with prizes, lots of freebies, an easter egg hunt, inflatable rides, games, obstacle course, parade, egg roll, crafts and more. This will be a fabulous family friendly event. Cotton Candy, popcorn and snacks will be available as well. This has become a city favorite annual event – all organized by the Asheville Downtown Association.
- The Biltmore Estate – Front Lawn of the Biltmore Estate – Easter Sunday, March 31st, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, free with your admission to the Estate. This is a national favorite annual event on the front lawn of the Biltmore Estate, perhaps the most spectacular Easter Egg Hunt setting in the World (!). Besides the egg hunts at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, there will be ongoing entertainment, music, story telling, magic and of course, visits with the Easter Bunny. BYOB (bring your own basket). And of course, make time for visiting the rest of the Estate, grounds, gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery.
If you need a place to stay, Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a block from the Smith McDowell Museum, 2 miles south of Roger McGuire Green and 1.5 miles north of the entrance to the Biltmore Estate. Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast is family and child friendly as well as having pet friendly accommodations. Additionally, Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast has discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate on hand (and good for 2 consecutive days of entry). Call Vacation In Asheville reservation offices, 828 994 2627 for your Asheville Bed and Breakfast stay, Asheville Cabin Rental or Asheville Vacation Rental and the staff will be ready to help you out with things to do in Asheville. Office hours are 9am – 7pm daily. We look forward to helping you with your lodging in Asheville. Happy Easter and Happy Easter Egg hunting!