Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

Apr 15 2017, 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM


Egg spoon races, hat contest, musical acts, dancers, special visit from Sir Walter “Peter” Wabbit, make and take crafts, egg roll race, find special prize eggs to win: prizes, gift certificates, stuffed animals and more! 

Hop on over to attend our Easter Eggstravaganza.

“Please bring your own Easter Basket for collecting eggs and prizes.”

This event has become an Outer Banks spring tradition held in the midst of the beautiful spring blooms featuring an egg scavenger hunt, photo opportunities, a homemade bake sale, egg roll on the Great Lawn, story time, educational crafts, games, music, an Easter bonnet and hat contest, and more kid-geared fun.

“The Gardens will open at 10am on this day for the Eggstravaganza.”

Easter Bonnet Contest (11:30am)

Prize #1    Most Fashionable Hat

Prize #2    Most Creative Hat

Prize #3    Most Colorful Hat


Members/Friends: Free. Non- Members: With a paying adult one child will be admitted free; One Child (under 5) admitted free with each paying adult. For info or details, call 252-473-3234. Read below to see what may be planned for #EE2017


So hoppy to thank Pirates and PixiesMollie A. Fearing Insurance Associates; Ramblin’ Root Kombucha; Frank and Linda Davenport; Courtney Quillin; Gail Reynolds; John Buford and Carl Curnutte for joining as sponsors.



TUBBS Hotdogs

His Generation (photo booth and props)

Pirates and Pixies

Ocean Sands K-9 Resort

Outer Banks SPCA

Elizabethan Gardens Greenhouse

Elizabethan Gardens Gardeners

Bella’s Delights (Food Truck)

LuLaRoe- Caitlin Driver

LuLaRoe- Nikki Farrenkopf

LuLaRoe- Stephanie Surber

Dare County Master Gardeners – with Greenline Info

Island Snowball Company 

Atlantic Dentistry

Club Violin


OBX Sunset Slush

Dare Education Foundation

Tower Gardens

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau &  a Special Rabbit Friend

OBX Slow Rise Bread Company

The Girl Scouts of America – Selling Girl Scout cookies


  • 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Begins
  • 10:30 a.m. Fiddle and Violin Time with Club Violin- on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 11:00 a.m. Storytime with Mother Goose –on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 11:30 p.m. Bonnet Contest/ Judging on the Main Stage- Best Booth – announcement on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens.
  • 11:30 a.m. Egg Races- on the Great Lawn of the Gardens.
  • 11:45 a.m. Musical Chair- Cupcake Walk- Grand – on the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 12:00 p.m. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Ends- Thanks for helping us crack all those eggs! Coloring Contest Winners are Announced- on the Main Stage of the Great Lawn of the Gardens
  • 1:00 p.m. Vendors and Concession Close- Have a fabulous Easter


Come join the fun and have a chance to expose your business or non-profits to families on the Outer Banks.

The Gardens is looking for business and non-profits that would like to connect with the public. Come decorate a table in the Easter theme and share your message with over 1,000 guests. We will supply thousands of Easter eggs for the businesses to give out for an egg scavenger hunt. Compete to win a free rental of The Elizabethan Gardens good for up to a year. Prize goes to the winner of the best Easter decorated table

Download form here: Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Info Form 2017



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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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