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Hunt for Easter egg all across Northeast Georgia

A handful of groups, places host holiday event

POSTED: April 10, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Hunting season is here! Egg hunting, that is.

Egg hunts all across North Georgia are scheduled to begin this weekend with prizes and photos galore.

On Saturday, the local festivities begin with the first Longstreet Society Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. at the Piedmont Hotel on Maple Street in Gainesville.

The event will have surprise-filled eggs, an Easter coloring table and opportunities for free photos with the Easter bunny. All activities are free.

In Cleveland, Babyland General’s Eggstravaganza begins at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast with the Easter bunny. Tickets to the breakfast cost $10 and reservations are required.

The free community parade is at 11 a.m. in downtown Cleveland. After the parade, kids can have cupcakes, carrots and milk with the Easter bunny for $5 from 1-4 p.m.

The egg hunt featuring 28,000 eggs begins at 2 p.m. and is free.

Babyland General will also have a free Easter bonnet design contest at 3 p.m. Other attractions include arts and crafts, hospital tours, music, food and rides from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, check the events calendar at www.cabbagepatchkids.com.

About 15 miles east, Clarkesville’s community-wide egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Clarkesville.

Children may take free photos with the Easter bunny at Mauldin House Gardens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gainesville Parks and Recreation will round out the weekend with Easter festivities Sunday.

The free egg hunt will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Midtown Greenway behind the Public Safety Complex on Queen City Parkway.

Parents can purchase photos with the Easter bunny at this egg hunt.

Visit www.gainesville.org/special-events for more information.

For those not interested in hunting eggs at the Piedmont, the hotel will be open for tours throughout the day.

For those further south, Fernbank Museum is holding its fifth annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt with thousands of filled eggs to find, timed egg hunts for all ages and other special activities in conjunction with Radio Disney.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with demonstrations and activities in Dinosaur Plaza, followed by egg hunts by age starting at 9:30 a.m. Children will be able to take photos with the museum’s dinosaur mascot, play games and dance along to music throughout the morning.

For this hunt, advance registration is required, and the cost is $5 plus tax per child to hunt eggs in addition to regular museum tickets, which are free for members or $15-$18 for nonmembers. Wristbands will be distributed with tickets and must be worn to hunt eggs at the designated age’s time. If the time slot is missed, participants may not be able to get another slot.

For more information or to register, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org/egghunt.


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