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Celebrate Easter by attending a non-traditional egg hunt

My daughters love a good Easter egg hunt.  We typically attend our town’s festivities, the Newmarket Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, wearing snow boots, but we’re hopeful for green grass instead this year.   

My friends all have their favorite egg hunts around the state, and some, like our town’s, are traditional.  This year, however, there are a variety of interesting, unusual options, including:

  • Next Level Church in Durham will rent a helicopter and drop 25,000 Easter eggs filled with prizes onto the Oyster River football field.  This free event will be held on Saturday, April 3, with the helicopter drop at 1 pm.  The eggs will be filled with candy, as well as bigger prizes, including certificates for Nintendo Wii’s, iPods and even a flat screen TV. There will also be a carnival, featuring Velcro walls, face painting and bouncy houses.   Between 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Charmingfare Farm’s Egg-citing Egg Hunt in Candia will be held on March 27, 28 & April 3 from 11am – 2pm daily.  Over $75,000 dollars in prizes will be given away. A special egg hunt area will be set up for children ages 2-12. Each egg contains candy or a small gift.   The farm will also offer a special Tractor Train Ride, where each child will receive one special prize egg.  The cost is $17.00 per child and adult, children 1 year and under are free.  The horse-drawn, tractor train and pony rides are included. SAVE $5.00 if you order online using promo code: bunny.  For more information, go to or call 603/483-5623.
  • Participate in Waterville Valley’s Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 am at the summit on April 4, and enjoy free skiing until 8:00 am.  A children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 9 am at the J bar. 
  • Concord is planning a traditional Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 10:30 for children up to grade 4.  But they’re also holding a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 2 at 7:30 pm for kids in grades 5-8.  This rain or shine event will be held at White Park, and is open to Concord/Penacook residents only.  BYOF (Bring Your Own Flashlight).  

Do you have a special traditional or non-traditional Easter egg hunt you attend every year with your family?

No matter what you decide to do for Easter, hope you have a very “hoppy” holiday.

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