Kids will be busy this weekend hunting those Easter eggs!

Easter is Sunday, and the weather is forecast to be sunny and clear. That means Ozark Countians should have good conditions for hunting colorful eggs, visiting the Easter bunny, attending church services and eating family dinners. 

The following list of area events provides area residents with several opportunities to hunt eggs. Most of the events listed ask participants to bring their own baskets for egg collection. 


Friday, April 19

2 p.m. - Carl Wayne’s Bunny Trail on Ninth Street in Mountain Home will host a Bunny Trail event from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19. Children can collect eggs along the Bunny Trail, and HB Photography will be on site taking photos. Attendees can receive a free 4-by-6-inch photo of their children taken at the event. 


Saturday, April 20

9 a.m. - VFW Post 5366 in Isabella will host an Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 to 12 on Saturday, April 20. Sign-up begins at 9 a.m. for a drawing for three bicycles in three different age groups. The VFW is on HH Highway about 500 feet south of Highway 160 in Isabella. For more information, call 273-5008.


10 a.m. - First Christian Church hosts its annual community Easter egg hunt for toddlers through fifth grade at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Egg hunters should bring a basket, and parents are encouraged to bring a camera as the Easter Bunny will be making an appearance. The hunt will be held on the church grounds on Highway 160 across from Hoerman Memorial Park in Gainesville.


10 a.m. - A Pontiac Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Pontiac park off W Highway. Everyone is invited. Those who plan to attend are asked to provide 15 filled plastic eggs per child attending to organizer Jabet Wade at Pontiac Cove Marina before April 20. Wade says they will be hiding extra eggs that morning, so parents who aren’t able to provide filled eggs beforehand are encouraged to still bring their children. Muffins and juice will be provided, and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. For more information, call Wade at 679-3676. 


10 a.m. - Annual Community Easter Egg hunt at RiverLodge Assisted Living in Mountain Home will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the facility at 117 RiverLodge Drive in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Refreshments and prizes will follow the egg hunt. For more information call RiverLodge at 870-607-0902.


10 a.m. - Hope Church in Mountain Home will host its second annual Easter Eggstravaganza at 750 Green Valley Drive across from Baxter Healthcare off Highway 201 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The event will feature an egg hunt with 25,000 eggs filled with candy and other goodies, carnival games, a bounce house, toys and prizes, face painters and food vendors plus prizes and toys. The event is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, search for “Hope Church Mountain Home” on Facebook. 


Sunday, April 21

After Church Service - Anew Church on the Gainesville square will host an Easter egg hunt following the 10 a.m. church service on Sunday, April 21.  


3 p.m. - Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch will host an Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the resort off N Highway north of Gainesville. All ages are welcome to join in the fun. Attendees are asked to bring a basket for their eggs. For more information, call 417-679-3619.

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