The Biltmore Estate hosted their 32nd annual Easter event on Easter Sunday, April 16.
LeeAnn Donnelly, a member of the public relations department at the Biltmore Estate, says that the egg hunt was originally created to give families a new Easter experience.
“We thought it would be something that would appeal to families on Easter Sunday. Attending an old-fashioned event like this gives people the opportunity to have a unique Victorian-era-inspired experience,” Donnelly said.
The event is for children from the ages 2 to 9 and consists of children’s music and stories, a magic show and the actual egg hunt. The Biltmore Estate also had other activities on the estate during Easter Sunday, including sheep herding, live music, grape stomping, and giant bubbles.
For Donnelly, the event is fun for her as well.
“Seeing the children all dressed up in their dressy Easter Sunday outfits, and the delight on their faces when they’re gathering eggs from the lawn. Seeing their parents taking lots of photographs of the kids romping around and having a great time is also fun to observe,” said Donnelly.
In addition to being an occasion for children and parents, Donnelly says that the Biltmore Estate benefits from the event.
“Events like Biltmore’s annual Easter Egg Hunt have helped to grow visitation through the years,” said Donnelly.
Admission to the Easter Egg Hunt and the activities in Antler Hill Village were included in daily admission to Biltmore. Children 9 and younger were admitted free. Each child must have registered to participate in the hunt, and brought a basket for the hunt.