As the weather slowly begins getting warmer, the closer the spring festivals become! To kick off the start of the fun, Easter is just around the corner! To celebrate, the towns of Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock are holding Easter Festivals and Egg Hunts this Saturday, March 24th. Unfortunately, the three events fall on the same day and the same time. However, all will have various activities for the whole family to enjoy! Regardless of which you attend, you are guaranteed a good time and maybe even a prize or two!
This Saturday, March 24, Blowing Rock will be hosting their Easter festival starting at 10 am at the Recreation center, 145 Park Avenue. There will be a variety of activities including a petting zoo, face painting, an egg decorating contest, and an easter egg hunt. Most activities begin at 10am, except for the egg contest which begins at 10:45 and the egg hunt which starts at 11. The festival is set to end around 12:00 pm. For more information, you can contact them at (828)295-5222. You can also find them on Facebook or Instagram. You can also visit this website.
Boone is also having an Easter Festival egg hunt on Saturday, March 24 at the Watauga County Library. This too will have arts and crafts, games, and Easter egg hunts for a variety of ages! The festival begins at 10 am, and is set to end at 2 pm. The first egg hunt will be for children 4 to 7 years old and begins at 10:15 on the lawn of the library. The next hunt will begin at 10:30 for children 0 to 3 years old. For children ages 8 to 12, there will be a separate egg hunt hosted by the merchants of Downtown Boone from 10 am to 2 pm. Scavenger hunt clue cards can be picked up from the Youth Resource desk in the Library. When finished, cards can be dropped off in the deposit box outside of Town Hall (567 W. King Street). Children who drop off completed cards will have the chance to be drawn as a grand prize winner, which will be announced the following Monday, March 26th. For more information, feel free to call (828)268-6283. You can also visit this website or their Facebook.
Starting at 11 am at Tate Evans Park in Banner Elk (also on March 24th) , families will get first have to find the bunny before they start collecting his precious Easter eggs! But no worries, there are s’mores for everyone afterwards. Then the main event, the egg hunt, begins for the 4 and under kiddos at noon! There will also be fun music and more games to enjoy with Welter Entertainment. Afterwards, the party continues with Bunny Stories and face painting at the Book Exchange! For more information visit BannerElk.org or call 828-898-8395!