Young’s Jersey Dairy colors over 8000 hard boiled eggs for their 36th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday.

The best Easter egg hunts this weekend

It’s Easter weekend, and there are still plenty of community egg hunts happening all weekend long. 

If you have a hunt to add to the list, email us the details at contact@dayton.com or message us on Facebook.

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Kids and parents find plastic eggs during the Giant Easter Egg Hunt in Delco Park, Kettering, last year. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer

APRIL 19 AND APRIL 20

🐇Easter Bunny Express train ride and egg hunt

April 19, 20, 27, 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. at LM&M Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon

Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express on Saturday, April 6; Saturday & Sunday, April 13, 14, 19 & 20; and Saturday, April 27. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt. Seats are reserved. Infants under 2 participating in the egg hunt must purchase a ticket. The train is now heated. Cost: $22/Adults; $18/Seniors (62+) & Children (2-16); Free/Infants 1 year and under. For more information, call 513-933-8022 or email info@lebanonrr.com.  

LM&M Railroad's Easter Bunny Express includes a train ride with the Easter Bunny, followed by a train stop to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at the Lebanon Sports Complex.
Photo: Michelle Curley

APRIL 19

🐇Easter Egg and Play

April 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Washington Twp Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton

The Easter Bunny is coming to the Rec Center. The Hunt begins for hidden eggs in the gym that will be redeemed for prizes. Little ones will also have the chance to play on the preschool gym equipment. Bring a basket to collect eggs. Limited number of tickets. $8 per child; free for parents/caregivers. For more information, call 937-433-0130 or visit www.washingtontwp.org/recreation

APRIL 20 and 21

🐇Lost in the City city-wide egg hunt

April 20, 10 a.m. and April 21, 9 a.m. - noon at the Levitt Pavillion, 134 S. Main St., Dayton

The 2½-day city-wide egg hunt runs from Thursday, April 18, to Sunday, April 21, with more than 100 prizes including a new car, a trip to Disney World and free groceries for a year. Three children’s egg hunts will also be held during the three-day event. Free but donations will be accepted for The Foodbank. For more information and registration visit www.lostinthecity.com.

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APRIL 20

🐇Middletown Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 10 N. Briel Blvd., Middletown

Crafts, games and snacks begin at 10 a.m.; egg hunt at 11 a.m.. Free. For more information, call 513-423-8745.  

🐇Xenia Easter Eggstravaganza

April 20, 11 a.m. at Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Dr., Xenia

There are designated areas for pre-walkers, walkers through age 4, ages 5-8, ages 9-12, and those with special needs. With over 12,000 eggs to be found, there will be plenty for everyone. Please dress for the weather and bring your own bag or basket to collect your eggs. Arrive early to register for door prizes and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Free.  

2011 Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield Xenia Road (Contributed)

🐇Springboro Egg Hunt at Origins Church

April 20, 11 a.m. at Origins Church, 946 E. Lower Springboro Road, Springboro

Free family fun. 5,000 eggs on 5 acres with inflatables, face-painting and more. This event starts at 11 a.m. Early bunnies may want to come by 10:30 a.m. to enjoy the inflatables. Free.  

🐇Kids Easter Celebration with Egg Hunt

April 20, 1 to 4 p.m. at Vandalia Nazarene Church, 620 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia

Free event featuring Minute To Win It Games, cookie decorating, cotton candy and more. Free. For more information, call 937-890-1841.  

🐇Easter Eggstravaganza

April 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Valley Church, 1400 Seidel Pkwy., Piqua

Free community event for children up to the 5th grade. There are over 30 stations, including outdoor wagon ride, balloon animals, dance team, Easter egg hunt, bounce house, hippity hop course, cookie decorating, face painting and more. Free. 

🐇Vandalia Community Egg Hunt

April 20, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Vandalia Recreation Center, 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia

Bring your own basket and join in for an egg hunt with the City of Vandalia, Butler Township, Butler High School Softball, Girls Basketball Teams and the First Baptist Church of Vandalia. Meet at the Vandalia Sports Complex Soccer Concession Stand. For ages 10 and under. Free.  

🐇Baskets & Bunnies

April 20, 9 to 11 a.m. at Countryside Park, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton

Grab your basket and hop on over to Countryside Park for a morning of fun. Kids can egg hunt for trinket prizes or find the “golden egg” for a super special prize. The bunny himself will be there for photos and light morning refreshments of donuts and juice will be served. Ages 2-7. Pre-register by April 12 at  www.washingtontwp.org/register. $8 per child with adult.  

🐇The Noon Optimist Club of Centerville Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 10 a.m. at St. Leonard Campus, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville

There will be 6,000 colorful, plastic eggs pre-filled with candy by the Club members and residents of St. Leonard’s scattered in the large field in front of St. Leonard’s off Centerville Station Road. Children ages 2 to 9 are invited to participate and will be divided into age groups. The event is free, open to all, and will be held rain or shine. The Easter Bunny is expected to make an appearance. Free. For more information, visit centervillenoonoptimist.com/.  

🐇The Properties at Wright Field Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 11 to 11:30 a.m. at The Properties at Wright Field, 5924 Hickam Drive, Dayton. 

For kids ages 2-10 at the open fields by Spinning and Cobb. RSVP to Christina.Murphy@mvg.com. For more information, call (937) 253-6009.  

🐇The Egg Hunt

April 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beavercreek Nazarene, 1850 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

Kids through 5th grade will love hunting for candy filled eggs, inflatable games, face painting, balloon artist, donuts, music, and searching for the golden eggs that include a cash prize.  

🐇Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 10 a.m. at Greenmont-Oak Park Community Church United Church of Christ, 1921 Woodman Drive, Kettering

Over 2,000 eggs filled with candy and other special goodies, too. Staggered start times for different age groups. 0-3 begins promptly at 10 a.m. There will be a five-minute breaks between age groups. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures. We will have Kleinfelder’s Hots and Brats food truck selling breakfast. Please park at Ascension.  

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The Derrico family Easter egg hunt is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Douglass Park. More than 22,000 Easter eggs will be spread throughout the park. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer

APRIL 21

🐇50th Annual Fairborn Community Easter Egg Hunt

April 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Fairborn Central Park, 222 S. Central Ave., Fairborn

Fairborn is celebrating its 50th Easter Egg Hunt with over 10,000 eggs, lots of great candy and prizes, and photo opps with the Easter Bunny. The horn sounds at 2 p.m. and the eggs will be gone in less than 2 minutes. Free. For more information, call 937-878-3191 or visit www.fairbornchamber.com.  

Scenes from the 2015 annual Easter egg hunt at Young’s Jersey Dairy near Yellow Springs. (Bill Lackey/Staff)
Photo: Bill Lackey

🐇Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Young’s Dairy

April 21, 2 p.m. at Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs

Free event featuring over 7,000 eggs ready to be picked. This event starts promptly at 2 p.m. for children ages 4 and under; at 2:20 p.m. for ages 5 to 7; at 2:40 p.m. the final hunt for ages 8 to 10. Young’s mascot Barnabe will be there, so bring your cameras. The Easter Egg Hunt is held rain (or snow) or shine. Free.

🐇City of Trotwood Easter Egg Hunt - RESCHEDULED

ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR: April 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Madison Park, 301 S. Broadway, Trotwood

RAIN DATE AND LOCATION: April 21, 2:30 p.m., Gateway Cathedral Church, 5501 Olive Road, Trotwood

All attendees must register their kids in advance here. This Easter Egg hunt is for children who are independently walking through age 12. Please donate candy before April 19 to help fill 10,000 eggs. Drop-off is located on the second floor of the Government Center, 3035 Olive Road, Trotwood. Free. For more information, call 937-529-9573.  

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