Easter Egg Hunts and Visits Planned for Southern Tier and PA


It is a springtime childhood ritual–the Easter Egg Hunt. Children race through a course gathering as many eggs as possible filled with all sorts of goodies. Maybe there is even a special egg or two with a larger prize at the end of the event. While we have had no reports of a possible appearance by the “Easter Beagle,” several organizations are anticipating a visit from the Easter Bunny during their upcoming egg hunt events. The following is a list grouped by county of area Easter egg hunts “hoppening” the weekends of April 9 and April 16.

Tioga County, N.Y.

First, grab some nourishment before hitting the egg hunt circuit. Owego Gymnastics and Activity Center has brought back its “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny,” from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Owego VFW Post 1371, 207 Main St., Owego. Cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for seniors and children under age 12.

The Apalachin Lions annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, behind BOCES West Learning Center, 471 Pennsylvania Ave., Apalachin. The Easter Bunny will be there cheering everyone on. In the event of rain, the hunt will be moved to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 907 in Candor will host its Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny joining in the fun from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Candor American Legion Post 907, 90 Spencer Rd., Candor, back behind the pavilion. It is kindly asked that you register your child at noon that day. Hot dogs, chips and juice will be available for each participating child.

The North Barton Grange #45 will host its Easter egg hunt at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at 1363 Ellis Creek Road, Waverly, N.Y.

The Tioga County Boys and Girls Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Club’s Athletic Field, 201 Erie St., Owego. Sections will be roped off by age groups and sweet and salty treats will be available to go. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with the children.

Broome County, N.Y.

Two Rivers Church, 1 Chrisfield Ave. Johnson City, N.Y., will host an  Egg Hunt for ages up to 11 at the 10:00 a.m. and and 11:30 a.m. services on Sunday, April 17. The egg hunt consists of 20,000 eggs, and there will be cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, bounce houses, and a photo booth for selfies with the Easter Bunny. All events are free. For planning purposes, you re asked to pre-register your children at the Two Rivers Church website.

Chemung County, N.Y. 

The Tri-Beta Honor Society at Elmira College will host its community Easter egg hunt from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, at Elmira’s College’s Carnegie Lawn, next to the “Puddle.” The college is located at 1 Park Place, Elmira. Cost for the event is $5.00 per family and registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available off of North Main St.

The Brand Park Beautification Committee will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Brand Park Band Stand this year from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the park, Maple Ave., Elmira. There is no cost, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Free cookies and drinks will be available until gone. Children will be limited to two eggs each. Treat bags will be handed out to the first 100 children in attendance. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Bradford County, Pa.

The Sayre Elks will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 9, in Howard Elmer Park, W. Packer Ave., Sayre, Pa. This egg hunt is open to all to all Valley children up to nine years old.

Sayre Health Care Center will host an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt free to the community from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,  Saturday, April 9, at the Center, 151 Keefer Lane, Sayre, Pa. Paper eggs will be hidden on residents’ windows and kids will be given a scavenger hunt sheet to write down where they found the eggs. (Be sure to have them wave to the residents inside as they find the eggs!) The kids can then turn in their sheets for a goodie bag after they have found all the eggs as well as enter a drawing for a chance for a bigger prize. Questions can be directed to Becky Rae at (570)-888-2192 ext. 311.

The Troy Fair Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the Fairgrounds, 436 Gate One Lane, Troy, Pa. Cost is $5.00 per child. The egg hunt is broken out by age groups, ages 2 and under, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

The Spalding Memorial Library, 724 South Main St., Athens Pa., will host its Easter Egg Hunt from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, outdoors at the library. Meet the Easter Bunny, and hunt for eggs in the library garden. Event will move indoors if raining.