Easter Egg Hunts at Lake of the Ozarks

When you think of the Easter holiday, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For many children, that answer would be Easter egg hunts! Who doesn't love finding candy, money and other little treats hidden inside colorful eggs that you have to search for? It's a great tradition, but have you ever thought about how it started? Lake of the Ozarks' best roofing company brings you a little history on the Easter egg hunt, as well as a list of places you can take your children to hunt for eggs this weekend!

History of Easter Egg Hunts


Folklore suggests that Easter egg hunts arose in Europe during "the Burning Times," when the rise of Christianity led to the shunning of the followers of the "Old Religion." Instead of giving the eggs as gifts, the adults made a game of hiding them, gathering the children together and encouraging them to find the eggs. Some believe that the authorities seeking to find the "heathens" would follow or bribe the children to reveal where they found the eggs so that the property owner could be brought to justice. Therefore, the hunts were often moved to public property and held as a community event.

Easter Egg Hunts at the Lake of the Ozarks


The tradition is still going strong today and is a favorite for children of all ages. Be sure to check out some of these local events happening this weekend!

2nd Annual Osage Beach Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday March 26, children can take part in an Easter egg hunt at the Osage Beach City Park. There will be 3 divisions beginning at 1 PM, with a hotdog lunch prior at 12 PM. The Easter bunny will be present for photos, bounce houses & face painting too!

Easter Celebration at New Life Church of the Nazarene

Come out for food, crafts, face painting, movie, resurrection egg story, pictures with the Easter bunny and an egg hunt on Saturday, March 26. The event starts at 10 AM with the egg hunt beginning at 11:30 AM. There will be over 3,000 eggs for children ages 2-12.

Linn Creek Easter Egg Hunt

Children of all ages will gather at the Linn Creek City Park on Saturday, March 26 for an Easter egg hunt. It will start at 11 AM and everyone is welcome!

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park 

On Easter Sunday, March 27, the Laurie Easter egg hunt attracts children from tots to teens to find 14,000 eggs "hidden" throughout the fair grounds. The Easter bunny always makes an appearance to the delight of everyone. The event will last from 2-3 PM.

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