Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

Elizabethan Gardens
1411 National Park Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
April 15, 2017
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Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

“The largest egg scavenger hunt on the beach with thousands of eggs!”



Egg spoon races, hat contest, musical acts, dancers, special visit from Sir  Walter “Peter” Wabbit, make and take crafts, egg roll race, find special prize eggs to win: prizes, gift certificates, stuffed animals and more!

Hop on over to attend our Easter Eggstravaganza.

“Please bring your own Easter Basket for collecting eggs and prizes.”

This event has become an Outer Banks spring tradition held in the midst of the beautiful spring blooms featuring an egg scavenger hunt, photo opportunities, a homemade bake sale, egg roll on the Great Lawn, story time, educational crafts, games, music, an Easter bonnet and hat contest, and more kid-geared fun.

“The Gardens will open at 10am on this day for the Eggstravaganza.”


Members/Friends: Free. Non- Members: With a paying adult one child will be admitted free; One Child (under 5) admitted free with each paying adult. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

We are still planning for 2017. But most likely these same hoppy activities from 2016 will be back in store for 2017. Read below to see what may be planned for #EE2017


So hoppy to thank Pirates and Pixies for sponsoring our prize table! Also you will see prizes from East Carolina Radio and Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books/Downtown Books!



Island Breeze

Club Violin


OBX Sunset Slushy

Dare Education Foundation

Pirates and Pixies

Zoo to You the Petting Zoo

Tower Gardens

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau &  a Special Rabbit Friend

OBX Slow Rise Bread Company

Dunes of Dare Garden Club


Come join the fun and have a chance to expose your business or non-profits to families on the Outer Banks.

The Gardens is looking for business and non-profits that would like to connect with the public. Come decorate a table in the Easter theme and share your message with over 1,000 guests. We will supply thousands of Easter eggs for the businesses to give out for an egg scavenger hunt. Compete to win a free rental of The Elizabethan Gardens good for up to a year. Prize goes to the winner of the best Easter decorated table


  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Begins
  • 10:30 a.m. Fiddle and Violin Time with Club Violin- on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 11:00 a.m. Storytime with Mother Goose –on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 11:30 p.m. Bonnet Contest/ Judging on the Main Stage- Best Booth – announcement on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens.
  • 11:30 a.m. Egg Races- on the Great Lawn of the Gardens.
  • 11:45 a.m. Musical Chair- Cupcake Walk- Grand – on the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 12:00 p.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Ends- Thanks for helping us crack all those eggs! Coloring Contest Winners are Announced- on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 1:00 p.m. Vendors and Concession Close- Have a fabulous Easter

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