UPDATE: MARCH 25: As promised, we have updated the list of Richland County Easter Egg hunts and festivities. See below.
The traditional White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. will be held on Monday, April 2 this year. This event has been held since 1878. You can read about the history of the Roll here on the website of the White House Historical Association.
Locally, Easter Egg hunts are mentioned in Mansfield newspapers of the early twemtieth century, primarily hosted by churches, organizations, and individuals.One larger announcement was made in the April 17, 1930 edition of the Mansfield News, sharing that the Ohio Theatre (the current Renaissance Theatre) was planning an Easter Egg hunt starting at the pavilion in South Park, with 500 eggs to be hid. The notice states that “…it is expected that several thousand children will participate,” making it likely that more than one youngster went home empty-handed.
1812Blockhouse is sharing information about hunts known to be taking place. We will add to this list prior to Easter if more events become known, and will re-publish it at that time.
iHeartMedia First Annual Easter Egg Hunt – March 24 at Arlin Field in Mansfield. Gates open at 10:30 AM. Times are: Ages One to Four – 11 AM; Ages Five to Eight – 11:30 AM; Ages Nine to Twelve – Noon. Family fun with the Easter bunny, games and prizes. One child will win a grand prize trip to Disney World.
Richland Carrousel Park Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 AM sharp. One minute late and you will miss the fun. Easter bunny will be present from 1 – 4 PM with photos for a $5 donation (they will take and print).
EGGciting Easter Fest at Charles Mill Lake Park – March 31. Times are: 10:30 to noon – Easter breakfast at Messerly Recreation Center; donations accepted. Noon to 1 PM – Easter crafts for all ages. 2 PM Easter Egg Hunt for ages 12 and under. 3 PM – Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Ontario Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 31 at noon. Event takes place rain or shine; please meet at the Playscape in Marshall Park by 11:45 AM. Miss Ontario and the Easter Bunny will be on hand. Free, and for fourth grade and younger, please. Please also bring a container for your eggs.
Elks Easter Egg Hunt — Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 AM — One Lexington-Ontario Road in Lexington.
Pet Valu Egg Hunt — Saturday, March 31 from noon to 4:00 PM — Pet Valu Plaza, 1036 Ashland Road in Mansfield — For more information, please call 567-307-7128
Eggstravaganza — Sunday, March 25 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM — Ontario United Methodist Church, 3540 Park Avenue West. Egg hunts, activities, games, and treats.
Egg Hunt — Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM — First Church of God, 3616 Ohio 39, Shelby
Egg Hunt at Pleasant Lake State Park — Saturday, March 31 at 1:00 PM — 3431 Ohio Route 95 in Perrysville — Over 4,000 hidden eggs in fields and woods; the hunt will begin at Shelter House #2 and is for kids ages 12 and younger (in three different age groups).
Easter Egg Hunt — Saturday, March 31 at 12:30 PM– Dayspring Assisted Living and Care, 3220 Olivesburg Road in Mansfield. This 28th annual event is open to ages 10 and under. Meet the Easter Bunny and the Easter Chicken. Hot dogs, fries, cookies, beverages, and Easter baskets will be on sale. Free raffle drawings and silent auction.