Celebrating Easter on the farm

by | Apr 11, 2022

Many farms across our state are hosting Easter events this weekend for you and your family to enjoy, including Easter egg hunts, baby animal play dates and more! Learn about a few of them below and check social media for farm events in your area. We love to showcase the connection between this incredible holiday and our state’s number one industry!

Hubbs Farm – Clinton, N.C.

Hubbs Farms is hosting egg hunts and farm animal visits all weekend long, April 15th through the 17th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Not only can kids enjoy finding Easter eggs around the farm, meeting a variety of farm animals and taking a hayride, but they can also meet the farms very own Easter bunny, Topper! Parents be sure to bring a camera to capture the memories of the day and a picnic if you and the family would like to enjoy lunch on the farm.

On Saturday, the farm will also host their Bunny S’Hop Vendor and Artisan Craft Fair! Many small businesses will have a variety of gifts available that are perfect for your Easter basket or just around the home. It is the perfect way to show your local support.

Weather permitting, the farm also plans to have an airplane egg drop on Sunday, where kids and adults alike can enjoy the thrill of watching Easter eggs fall from the sky! The drop is currently scheduled to take place at 3 p.m.

Patterson Farm Market & Tours – Mount Ulla, N.C.

On April 15th, 16th and 18th, Patterson Farm Market & Tours will have an Egg-Cellent Adventure Egg Hunt for farm visitors to enjoy! Kids will search for twelve different colored eggs and turn them in at the end to receive an Easter treat bag.

In addition to the egg hunt, families can enjoy barnyard baby animals, including goats and bunnies, a playground with over thirty spring activities and delicious snacks, including homemade ice cream and fresh popped kettle corn. Stop by and visit the Barn Theater to hear the Story of the Jellybean and the Unbreakable Egg. Tickets can be purchased for the event on the farm website above!

Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse – King, N.C.

Since 1979, the Mitchell family has supplied gardeners and landscapers of our state with a beautiful variety of flowers, plants and trees, including tulips. In fact, Mitchell’s Nursery was recently named the 2021 Agri-Business of the Year!

Until April 16th, the farm will have Easter flowers available like tulips and Easter lilies. They also have a variety of perennials, vegetable plants, hanging baskets, ferns, annuals and geraniums that can be purchased on-site.

Even the Easter bunny loves the smell of fresh, local flowers! Place some on display in your home for him to enjoy when he delivers your basket of candy and other goodies this weekend!

Schiele Museum of Natural History – Gastonia, N.C.

Who doesn’t love baby animals?! The Schiele Museum of Natural History is hosting Baby Animal Day on Tuesday, April 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum guests can meet and feed a variety of baby animals, including pigs, llamas, goats and bunnies as well as participate in an egg hunt afterwards. The scavenger egg hunt will be themed and include prizes for the lucky winners!

Purchasing tickets in advance on their website is strongly recommended by museum and farm staff. Tickets will include full access to the venue as well as 30 minutes with the baby animals.

Millstone Creek Orchard – Ramseur, N.C.

The Spring Outdoor Market at Millstone Creek Orchard on April 16th is a great place to get your photo with the Easter bunny and stock up on a plethora of goodies from local vendors, including jewelry, home décor, dog apparel and more! Featuring over 80 vendors, the market provides a fun atmosphere to spend the afternoon with friends and family showcasing your love for small businesses.

In addition to the market, the Apple Barn Country Store on-site at the orchard will be open where guests can enjoy apple cider donuts and slushies. The barn will allow pictures to be taken with the Easter bunny as well as offer a variety of spring activities for kids, like hayrides, tire swings and live music. Admission to the event is free and more details can be found on their website!

Brookhaven Mill Farm – Greensboro, N.C.

For kids under the age of seven, Brookhaven Mill Farm is offering an Easter egg hunt at the farm on April 16th from 11 a.m. to noon. They also offer Easter photography shoots on the farm that must be booked in advance if you are looking to have some cute photos of your kids or family for this spring.

The farm is also home to Charlie’s Farm Store, Gemma’s Petting Zoo and the Snack Shack. Stop by Charlie’s to stock up on a variety of locally made products from the farm, including honey, fresh-eggs and butter as well as farm décor for your home. Then venture on over to the petting zoo and meet the mini-horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, geese, ducks and chickens. Finally, end your fun farm day by grabbing a bite at the snack shack.

Dewberry Farm – Kernersville, N.C.

Dewberry Farm is open now for a beautiful variety of U-pick tulips! These flowers are seen during early spring of North Carolina and are often found in Easter décor due to their beauty and color variety. Guests can sign up for a u-pick event for them and their family on the website above and choose the colors and sizes of flowers they would like to display in their home or work space.

The farm will continue to update their website, u-pick date options and social media pages based on availability and health of the flowers in the field. They hope to remain open and offer u-pick tulips through April 16th!

No matter where you choose to celebrate Easter this weekend, be sure to take a moment and remember the ways that our state farmers contribute to this widely-loved holiday each year. Spending a day with them on the farm is the perfect way to show your support, celebrate the holiday and take some photos of your family that will be cherished for years to come. Happy Easter from all of us in the N.C. Agriculture industry!