Egg hunt season is now officially in high gear


Spring has sprung, or so the calendar says. And despite a month that’s brought seemingly endless wind and rain, and even some snow, both this weekend and next, bunnies will be hopping and eggs will be dropping across the land.

Easter egg hunts, egg scrambles — by any name, they’re a spring tradition. Even though it doesn’t exactly feel like spring out there, eggs will be hidden and hunted by the hundreds. Baskets and buckets — and even some bags, probably — will be filled with eggs, which will be filled with all manner of treats.

Parents might want to layer the kids up — but not too much, because they will need to be able to move to search for those eggs.

Along with the piles of eggs, there’s a heaping basketful of egg hunts, all at different times and locations — and here’s all the information needed to find a hopping good time.

And… Go!

March 24

Selbyville Community Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to noon

Details: 10 a.m. noon, activities at the Selbyville fire hall; 11 a.m., egg hunt on Park Street. Activities include fire truck rides, face painting, refreshments, tech table, bounce house, crafts, pictures with Thumper. More than 8,000 eggs will be hidden for children up to age 12; several areas will be separated for age groups and special needs. Golden eggs win prizes. Items will be collected for the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, including diapers, sizes 4-6, baby wipes and baby clothes in sizes 12 months to 2T. Free coffee and donuts will be available.

Location: Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company. 30 N. Main Street, Selbyville

Hosted by: The River Church, Selbyville Fire Company, The Odyssey Church, Peninsula Community Church, Selbyville Police Department, Selbyville Public Library Salem United Methodist Church and Forge Youth & Family Academy

18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club), 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown

Details: Along with the egg hunt, there will be games, activities, face painting, a moon bounce and more. New this year: “Breakfast with the Bunny,” a buffet breakfast featuring opportunities to have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. Breakfast will cost $9.99 for adults, $4.99 for children 3-10, and children 2 or younger may attend free of charge. Call (302) 856-2318 or email events@mulliganspointe.com to RSVP. Games begin at 10 a.m.; egg hunt begins at noon. There will be three age-grouped areas for ages 3-5, ages 6-9 and ages 10-12.

Hosted by: Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

March 25

Easter Egg Hunt & Community Children’s Party

Sunday, March 25, 2 to 4 p.m.

Location: Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, 29265 Marshy Hope Way, Ocean View

Details: Games, fun, food and crafts for children, visits with Easter Bunny, prizes for every child. Bring your own basket.

Hosted by: Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234

March 31

Egg Scramble

Saturday, March 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Frankford Town Park, Frankford

Details: Visit the Easter Bunny and enjoy fun games, crafts and Easter egg hunts. Stop by the registration table to get wristbands for the appropriate age group for each child. Egg hunt schedule: 1:15 p.m. — teens and those with special needs; 1:30 p.m. — 0-2 years; 1:50 p.m. — 3-5 years; 2:10 p.m. — 6-8 years; 2:30 p.m. — 9-12 years.

Hosted by: Envision Frankford

Community Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. to noon

Location: Cupola Park, North Morris Street, Millsboro

Details: Participants will be divided into three age groups, each with its own field of eggs, children ages 2 to 12 are welcome; 5,000 eggs will be hidden. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures. Free admission.

Hosted by: Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce

Dewey Beach Egg Scoop

Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Dagsworthy Street beach, Dewey Beach

Details: Egg hunt for three age groups; no registration required. Egg hunt schedule: 11:15 a.m. — toddlers to age 4; 11:30 a.m. — ages 5-8; 11:45 a.m. — 9-17; 11:55 a.m. — adult (18 or older), 50/50 cash egg hunt, $5 donation to play. Activities include photos with the Easter Bunny, carnival-style games and D.J. Parking is free.

Hosted by: Dewey Beach Business Partnership

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Holly Lake Campsite, 32087 Holly Lake Rd., Millsboro

Details: Holly Lake Campsite will be hiding more than 1,500 eggs, with prizes for each age group, ages 1-4, 5-8 and 9-12. There will also be children’s games. Admission is free. For more information, call (302)-945-3410.