The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to begin at 10:02 a.m. Saturday rain or shine at the rodeo grounds in Skirvin Park, organizers announced.
The lineup of activities includes the traditional-type Easter egg hunts for children of various age groups in separate grass areas. Kids from toddlers up to age 12 are invited to hunt for the 10,000 candy-filled eggs that will be hidden by volunteers.
The hunt start times for the children will be staggered so no groups are looking for eggs at the same time. The event is free. Children will need to bring their own basket.
For those who are too old to go looking for eggs with the youngsters, there will also be the Mud Hunt in the rodeo arena.
The entry fee is $3 with part of the arena to be designated for youth ages 13-17 and another area for adults 18 and older. The organizers will place eggs in the arena with $1, $5 and $50 placed inside some of them.
Philomath Frolic & Rodeo took over the event for the first time last year after finding out that the previous longtime organizer had no plans to continue with it.
In addition to the Community Easter Egg Hunt, various churches also hold their own events on Sunday.
Peace Lutheran Church, located at 2540 Applegate St., invites children in sixth grade and younger to participate in its event, which will be offered following its 11:15 a.m. Easter Sunday Service.