RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Families were invited to “hop on over” to Maymont on Saturday, for the annual Dominion Energy Family Easter “eggs-travaganza.”
The event was packed with the usual fun activities like games, live entertainment and food trucks. But this year Maymont also introduced a new challenge; the Golden Egg Hunt.
Guests were encouraged to roam the entire historic estate, solving riddles to find five hidden Golden Eggs marked with letters — guests who found them were able to enter to win fun prizes in a drawing every hour.
While admission to the event was free, families could purchase $2 activity tickets to participate in a range of activities such as face-painting and temporary tattoos, giant inflatable slides, games of skill or chance and a life-size version of the board game Candy Adventure.
There were also crafts galore, including planting seeds or decorating pinwheels and bonnets, with parades to show off their handiwork.
“Spring is such a beautiful time of year for the entire community to come out and reconnect at Maymont,” said Parke Richeson, Maymont Executive Director. “Dominion Energy Family Easter not only delights thousands of people from across the region but also serves as an important fundraiser that enables us to care for Maymont and keep it open, accessible and free, year-round.”
Throughout the day, a stage by the Carriage House Lawn fountain presented a line-up of singers, bands, dance troupes and performers, emceed by Bach to Rock.
A Community Zone introduced children to representatives from local police, fire, utility and EMS departments and their important roles in public safety.
Families were encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and spend the entire day at Maymont. In addition to the Dominion Energy Family Easter activities, the Maymont Farm was open, featuring baby animals along with long-time favorites like Percy the donkey and Erin and Hampton, the Irish Dexter cows.