Three different age groups — ages 4 and younger, ages 5-7 and ages 8-10 — will have a chance to collect as many eggs as they can get their hands on. The groups will be allowed on the range in 20-minute intervals, Young said, so coming early is encouraged.
One of the best parts of the event is watching the youngest hunters try to understand what’s happening, he said.
“You can tell they have no idea what’s going on,” Young said. “They just know their moms and dads are telling them to pick up the eggs and they don’t understand but they get really into it.”
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About 2,000 people attended last year’s event, he said, and he anticipates the same number this year, despite the cloudy forecast. Those who attend will have the opportunity to take photos with Barnabe, the Young’s Jersey Dairy mascot, on top of the fun of the hunt. Extra bags for those who forget to bring their own baskets will also be available.
Many people who come to the event have been coming for several years, Young said, and always have a good time.
“Lots of parents come up and say they came when they were kids and now they’re bringing their own kids for it,” he said. “That’s the atmosphere that we try to create here. We’re very family friendly and family-based, so an event like this is really what we’re all about.”
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