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Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

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Open 10am-5pm $10/Child $12/Adult at the gate
Children 2 and under and guests with a Military ID are no charge.
Purchase your Fan of the Farm Season Pass at the gate and enjoy the farm all season long!
After a long cold winter, nothing chases away the chill like a visit to the farm! Join us for the first "crop" of the spring-- Marshmallow Picking!! Do marshmallow peeps grow on trees? Be sure to check it out and harvest a few to roast on the bonfire with Farmer Bob.  The Easter Bunny also hid some eggs and we need you to help us find them! There will be multiple egg hunts each day this year with over 18,000 eggs filled with treats. Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine, each child will receive a u-pick bucket to collect eggs and use all season for pick your own fun on the farm!
 
Be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Come see our spring chicks and baby animals, take a wagon ride and rejoice that it is spring! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Peep Harvest is included with your paid farm admission. The Egg Hunt & Peep Harvest will occur together at the same time. Check out the schedule below for your child's age group and be sure to come early so you don't miss the age appropriate hunt(s) for you children.
 

Egg Hunt & Peep Harvest Schedule:

 
11:00 AM 2yrs and under
11:30 AM 3-4yrs
1:00 PM 5-6yrs
1:30 PM 7-10 years
 

Guidelines for Easter Egg Hunts:

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  1. Great Country Farms will provide each child 10 years and younger a Great Country Farms U-Pick bucket to use to collect the eggs so each child gets a fair amount. Please do not collect in your own basket. You can dump the eggs the children collect from their GCF bucket into your special basket for a photo opportunity after the hunt is over.
  2. Parents are not allowed to help children collect eggs. The egg hunt is for the children.  Parent's please keep your hands in your pockets!
  3. Parents may accompany their child in the 2yr old and under event only.
  4. If your child missed the hunt for their age group, they are not allowed to join another hunt.   The hunts for the older children are simply too fast and furious for the little ones. 
  5. If you have siblings that are in two different age groups please guide your children to their proper hunt.
  6. There is hard candy in the eggs, so please monitor your little ones after they open the eggs so they don't eat something you don't want them too.
  7. We recycle the eggs for the following year. If you do not want to keep your eggs, please put them in our designated Easter Egg recycling bins.
The Farm Market will be offering jams & jellies, honey, local meats, baked goods and great gift ideas from local artisans.

The Roosteraunt will be open 11am-4pm serving up ice cold drinks and our all natural burgers, hotdogs, BBQ sandwiches with classic coleslaw, Kettle Korn, baked goods including our delicious pies and cider doughnuts.

Don’t forget to visit our 5 acre play area!  Be one of the first to slide down the 100' Triple Threat Barrel Slide, the newest attraction in the Farm Play area.  Our 2200 sq ft Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, Double Barrel 60’ slide, pedal carts and rope swings will make your heart race! You can become a Maze Master by challenging each of our 4  permanent mazes. See who can climb up the Rubber Ridge tractor tire mountain the fastest or romp in our Corn Bin. Get MOOOOvin' by taking a ride on the Cow Train ($2). Visit our farm animals and do a little catch and release fishing in our stocked pond. Bring your pole; we sell worms in the Farm Market.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

NVM LogoSpecial Thanks to Northern Virginia Magazine for providing a pick your own bucket for each child to collect eggs and keep for upick all season!

 

 

Some of our Eggs have amazing Alamo Theater Winchester Logoprizes including GCF birthday packages, tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester and packages from Harpers Ferry Adventure Center!