Easter Egg Hunt

2023 Easter Egg Hunt  |  Saturday, April 1  | E. Carroll Joyner Park

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1. Presented by Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics and Skylift Garage Doors, this year's egg hunt will again take place at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

Over 15,000 eggs will be hidden at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt! The egg hunt will feature a pre-party with music, fun and games that will begin at 10 am. The egg hunts will begin a short time later with separate areas for varying age groups. The age groups will include the youngest participants (0–3 years) and end with ages 10–12.

Bring your own basket and arrive early for good parking!

Egg Hunt Times

  • Ages 3 & younger AND ages 10-12 – 11 am

  • Ages 4-6 AND ages 7-9 – 11:30 am

  • Egg-ceptional Hunt for children with special needs – 11:45 am

Event Map

In the coming days, we'll provide an event map that highlights important points of interest at this year's Easter Egg Hunt, including egg hunt locations and parking.


In the event of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt may be relocated inside the Joyner Park Community Center, 701 Harris Road.

Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message informing them of any schedule changes. Updates will also be provided on our Facebook page and by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569.

Know Before You Go 

  • Arrive early for best parking. 
  • New this year, our Easter Egg Hunt Pre-Party at 10 a.m. will feature music, inflatable attractions, balloon artists, Easter bunny photos, and more!   
  • Bring your own basket to collect eggs.    
  • Please ensure your child only participates in the hunt for their age group.    
  • If your child does not get an egg, please visit the Town of Wake Forest tent to receive an egg. 
  • Egg Hunts will start promptly at the times listed and only last about 2-3 minutes each.   
  • Parents, guardians, and/or older/younger siblings are NOT permitted in the egg hunt field to help pick up eggs. Exception: One adult per child is permitted to help for the 0-3 age group ONLY. Adults should only be assisting the child not collecting eggs for them.   
  • No pushing, shoving, or unsportsmanlike behavior.   
  • Please exit the egg hunt area as soon as you have finished collecting your eggs so staff can reset the field for the next egg hunt. You may go through your eggs outside of the egg hunt area.  

Prize Donations 

Area businesses and organizations are supporting the 2023 Easter Egg Hunt by donating prizes for the event. Donors are acknowledged online and displayed on a sign at the event. To donate for this year's event, contact Marketing & Business Relations Associate, Amanda Cochrane. Gender neutral prizes are preferred. Examples include: Easter baskets, bicycles, movie tickets, kid's activity passes, toys, games and books.

Thank you to our 2023 prize donors!
  • Avance Care North Wake Forest
  • B&W Hardware

  • Benchmark Community Bank

  • Billy the Handyman
  • Carolina Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry

  • Carolina Legacy Volleyball Club
  • Civic Federal Credit Union

  • Enhance Dental at Heritage

  • Fidelity Bank
  • Hill Ridge Farms

  • Image360 North Raleigh/Wake Forest

  • Jeremiah's Italian Ice - Wake Forest
  • Marquee Cinemas - Wakefield

  • Mosquito Joe

  • North Carolina FC Youth

  • Norwex - Sheryl Fauceglia
  • Page 158 Books

  • Perkins Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Pet Mania

  • Planet Smoothie - Wake Forest
  • Polar Ice House

  • Relevate - Real Estate Elevated
  • Sports Clips Haircuts of Wake Forest

  • Strike & Barrel

  • Hill Ridge Farms

  • Texas Roadhouse Wake Forest

  • The Pace at Holding Village

  • Triangle Family Dentistry
  • Vision Martial Arts

  • Wake Forest Optimist Club
  • Wake Forest Charter Academy

  • Wake Forest Coffee Company

  • Wells Family Dental Group


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Easter Egg Hunt
Special Events Coordinator

E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Road

Thank you 2023 sponsors!

 Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics Logo


Skylift Garage Doors


Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines Logo


Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest Logo


Crossroads Logo


The Butchers Market Logo


The College at Southeastern Logo