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Vail Valley offers Easter egg hunts galore

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A young member of the Eagle community checks out her booty during the town's annaul Easter Egg hunt. This year's event is planned Saturday at 10 a.m. at Eagle Town Park.
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EAGLE COUNTY — Easter weekend brings a number of events to the Vail Valley, but if you have little ones, then save some time Saturday for one of the area’s many Easter egg hunts. Here’s a quick look at where the kids can scramble for those colorful eggs:

Vail

What: Bring your own basket for when the Vail Recreation District presents its Easter egg hunt.

When: Saturday.

Time: At 9:30 a.m. there’s a visit from the Easter Bunny. The hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m.

Where: Lionshead Village.

Details: The free event will be held rain, snow or shine. The VRD will be taking part in the town of Vail’s Celebrate Green program and participants are encouraged to bring their own baskets or reusable bags to carry eggs and prizes. No bags will be supplied. For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt or community programs offered, contact VRD Community Programming at community@vailrec.com or call 970-479-2292.

Avon

What: A hunt featuring thousands of filled eggs is simply one of the morning’s activities, which also include a coloring contest, jelly bean guessing game, inflatables, balloon animals and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

When: Saturday.

Time: 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: Nottingham Park.

Details: The free event will be organized by height instead of age. Please check in at the town of Avon tent to have your child measured and receive a wristband to participate with other children of approximately the same height. Free egg hunt tote bags will be handed out for participants while supplies last. Parking is available at the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Town Hall east lot, Avon Elementary School and on-street parking on Lake Street and West Beaver Creek Boulevard.

Beaver Creek

What: 25th annual Beaver Creek Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt.

When: Saturday.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Where: Creekside Park.

Details: The egg hunt includes 5,000 eggs followed by a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. There will be another opportunity for photos with the Easter Bunny from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Beaver Creek Village. Parents should bring a camera and an Easter basket or use one of the bags provided. Kids 12 and under can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt in waves according to age group. There is no fee.

Eagle

What: Eagle’s annual egg hunt, presented by Batson’s Corner Store.

When: Saturday.

Time: 10 a.m.

Where: Eagle Town Park.

Details: Kids age 10 and under should bring their own baskets and get ready to gather up eggs full of candy and toys. The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the park throughout the morning. Following the hunt, the annual Eggernaut competition is planned. Kids are invited to invent an egg protection contraption and their handiwork will then be dropped from the Greater Eagle Fire Department’s 50-foot ladder truck.

Gypsum

What: Gypsum Eggstravaganza — egg hunt and egg-quatic events.

When: Saturday.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: Gypsum Town Hall Park and the Gypsum Recreation Center.

Details: Kids up to age 5 will receive an Easter basket and will be released in groups of 20 in an area where they can easily grab filled eggs.

Kids age 6 to 12 will be gathered into groups of eight and will go on a scavenger hunt. A starter egg sends them on their journey to find the next egg with the next clue. Once they go through several clues they will reach the final destination and receive their prize. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos and kids can visit a craft tent. The Gypsum Fire Department will host the annual Easter pancake breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m.

Later in the morning, the Gypsum Recreation Center will host Egg-quatics, an underwater egg hunt for awesome prizes.


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