NOTE: This post is from 2011! For a list of 2012 Easter celebrations, go here.
Easter is coming a couple of weeks early — to Great Country Farms, anyway. The Loudoun Country working farm well-known for its u-pick produce and seasonal celebrations is holding is annual Easter Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest this weekend, April 9-10.
The harvest and hunt are the main festivities, but guests will have access to the rest of the farm’s attractions, including the barnyard with new baby animals, mazes, slides, swings and hayrides. Rides on the cow train will also be available for $2. And be sure to save some of your marshmallows from the harvest to roast on a bonfire with Farmer Bob.
Guests can arrive at the farm as early as the 9am opening, but the activity schedule on both days is as follows:
11am-1pm: Marshmallow harvest
1pm: Egg hunt for children 3 and under
1:30pm: Egg hunt for children ages 4-6 years
2pm: Egg hunt for children aged 7-10 years
Admission is $12/adult, $10/children ages 3 and up (includes marshmallows and roasting sticks and participation in Easter egg hunts for children ages 0–10). There is no admission charge for children 2 and under, CSA members, Fan of the Farm pass holders, and Military ID card holders.
Great Country Farms in located in Bluemont, VA, about an hour’s drive from Washington. Directions are available on the website.