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Virtual/Remote Easter Egg Hunt

Normally this time of year you would find the Lewis Farms crew on the road with their Candy Cannon kicking off Easter Egg Hunts in the New Era community. This year they are trying something different: a virtual farm Easter egg hunt! 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Every day April 6th – 10th they will post a picture of an egg hidden somewhere on the farm.
  2. You have to GUESS where on the farm you think that egg is hidden from what you can see in the picture and comment your answer on that post.
  3. Check back at 2:00pm each day to watch as the egg’s location is shared, open the egg to reveal a prize, and select a prize winner.
  4. Have fun following along while exploring the farm on a daily egg hunt and let all of your friends know about the game!

Easter Brunch/Dinner To-Go

Order baked goods to pick up for Easter morning from Herman’s Boy in Rockford. Call 616-866-2900 to place your order and arrange time for curbside pickup. 

Enjoy an Easter Brunch to go from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay.  The culinary team has put together a feast to feed 4-6 people, including maple glazed ham with stone-ground mustard, spinach and vegetable quiche, grilled asparagus, buttermilk mashed potatoes, rolls and whipped butter, farm salad with lemon vinaigrette and sliced pound cake with berry sauce. The meal will be chilled at the time of pickup and some items will need to be cooked or heated before serving, instructions will be included. call Reserve your Easter Brunch by calling 231-944-1258 or email dorothyd@blackstarfarms.com by April 7 at 12 pm. Meals will be ready to pick up Saturday, April 11th.

Easter doesn’t have to be just another day, or a lot of work. Celebrate with a little help from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Grand Rapids – so you can focus on spending quality time with your loved ones at home. Their scratch kitchen is here for you every day and on Easter. They offer mix & match meals from their Carryout Menu, as well as a family-style Easter Meal, which includes starters, your choice of two entrees and two sides, dessert, and wine. The Easter Meal serves 8-10 people and is $199.99. Pre-order by 8pm on Thursday, April 9th.

Local Easter Baskets & Fillers

Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall will put together an Easter basket worth of toys, games, puzzles, and other items from the gift shop and bring it to your car. For more details or to place your order, call 269-781-4293.

Items from the Bowerman Blueberries online store are available for curbside pick-up at their store in Holland, including frozen blueberries and available frozen take-n-bake bakery items. Simply visit the online store, place your order, make an online payment, and they will call you once they receive your order and coordinate a time that works for you to pick up your items curbside. If you do not want to make an online payment or place your order online, no problem! Simply call the store at 616-738-3099 to place your order and make a pickup appointment. Cash and checks accepted at pickup as well.

Maple Moon Sugarbush & Winery in Petoskey offers a variety of treats to add to your Easter basket. You’ll find maple candies, homemade jams, maple syrup, and maple wine as well as pre-made gift baskets in their online store

With Easter just around the corner, it might be challenging to fill the baskets and make sure the little ones (big ones, too) in your life have the Easter treats they look forward to each year. The team at Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts in Petoskey is available to take custom Easter Basket orders offering free shipping and local delivery. You can even choose to have the Easter bunny deliver your basket locally and wave to the kiddos for an extra fee. Only the items in the basket are what customers pay for. The Easter basket, grass, cellophane wrap, ribbon, and the PEEPS are all complimentary. To place an order, fill out this online form or call 231-347-2603. And as a special treat, be sure to tune into Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts Facebook page to catch the Easter bunny reading stories, dancing, and being goofy!

Add some special Mackinac Island fudge to your Easter baskets! JoAnn’s Fudge is made daily with fresh cream and butter, no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Select your desired box size and choose from the fantastic fudge flavors offered during the off season, including: Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Chocolate Cherry,  Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Turtle, Chocolate Walnut, Double Dark Chocolate, Double Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, Maple Walnut,  Peanut Butter, Vanilla Salted Caramel

 

 

 

The below article was originally published in early March 2020. Many events and activities have since been canceled due to COVID-19. Please call ahead to confirm venues are open and holding events as planned. Updated Easter information may be found at the top of this page.

Easter is April 12th and the Easter Bunny will be making his way to West Michigan with egg hunts, brunches, and more!

Easter Brunch

Enjoy an Easter Brunch to go from Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay.  The culinary team has put together a feast to feed 4-6 people. The meal will be chilled at the time of pickup and some items will need to be cooked or heated before serving, instructions will be included. call Reserve your Easter Brunch by calling 231-944-1258 or email dorothyd@blackstarfarms.com by April 7 at 12 pm. Meals will be ready to pick up Saturday, April 11th.

Let Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire handle the holiday! Celebrate Easter at their Easter Brunch featuring carving stations with prime rib, ham, assorted salads, delicious desserts, and more. Reservations are recommended.

The Inn at Harbor Shores in St. Joseph will be hosting Easter brunch in Plank’s Tavern April 12th, 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Adult buffet is $32.95, kids buffet $14.95, and children 5 and under eat free. Reservations are recommended. Call 269-408-9108.

Egg Hunts

Lewis Farms in New Era will be hosting a virtual egg hunt through their facebook page. Event details will be announced online April 5th, the egg hunt will run April 6th-10th.

On April 11th, the Chippewa Lake-Mecosta Lions club will hold the annual Mecosta Easter Egg hunt outside at New Hope United Methodist Church at 12:00 pm and then again at 2:00 pm at Millett Park. The Big Rapids Elks will be hosting their annual Easter Egg hunt, along with many others in the county. Find details at the Mecosta Community Events Calendar.

Approximately 6,000 eggs will be stuffed with candy and toys for the annual Ludington Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt at Copeyon Park. Two lucky kids in each age division will find an egg containing the “Golden Ticket,” which will be turned in for a gift basket. This April 11th event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, April 11th, from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm come on out to Holland for the Under Water Egg Hunt at the aquatic center. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun for this in-water egg hunt. There will be games, prizes, lots of swimming, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Bring your Easter Basket and search for eggs in Dunton Park on April 11th from 10:30 am-11:30 am at the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be candy, toys, face painting and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. Enjoy activities before the hunt as well. For children 10 and under.

There are more than just turkey eggs at Cornwell’s Turkeyville in Marshall. On April 11th, kids can sign up to hunt for prize-filled eggs around the Turkeyville grounds. Look under trees, in the gazebo and by the bushes. After the hunt, you can order lunch (almost everything on the menu has turkey) or maybe stop for some ice cream.

Easter Baskets

Give the gift of adventure from the Keweenaw Adventure Company in your family’s Easter Baskets! Hippity-hop on up to one of the best places to sea kayak in Michigan and arguably the best place to mountain bike. Located on Lake Superior’s largest, natural harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula, a Copper Harbor vacation offers a true, unplugged escape from the hustle-bustle.

With Easter just around the corner, it might be challenging to fill the baskets and make sure the little ones (big ones, too) in your life have the Easter treats they look forward to each year. The team at Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts in Petoskey is available to take custom Easter Basket orders offering free shipping and local delivery. You can even choose to have the Easter bunny deliver your basket locally and wave to the kiddos for an extra fee. Only the items in the basket are what customers pay for. The Easter basket, grass, cellophane wrap, ribbon, and the PEEPS are all complimentary. To place an order, fill out this online form or call 231-347-2603. And as a special treat, be sure to tune into Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts Facebook page to catch the Easter bunny reading stories, dancing, and being goofy!