LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Department of Recreation & Parks will host its 39th Annual Easter Egg Festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds Saturday, April 9, 2022. This rain or shine event will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is open to the entire community. The Easter Festival has become a staple of the Southern Maryland community every spring. It features egg hunts for ages up to 12, visits with the Easter Bunny, live entertainment, free arts and crafts, face painting, and goods and services for sale by local area vendors.

For a $5.00 fee, attendees can participate in the egg hunt, visit with Mr. or Mrs. Bunny, enjoy face painting and crafts, and participate in various bunny-approved activities. Live entertainment and lots of good, local food for purchase will also be a part of the festivities.

Little girl showing Easter eggs in her basket Credit: Barney Moss / CC BY 2.0

Tickets for this event can be purchased online, in advance, beginning March 1 at www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/Easter. Tickets will also be available in person at the St. Mary’s County Recreation & Parks main office, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

The Department of Recreation and Parks is seeking donations and sponsorships from our local community for this event. You can claim your sponsorship level online on our registration website. Each level provides various promotional opportunities and support of your local business that will be distributed to over 12,000 households and viewed on social media and the county website. We are also in search of food and craft vendors for the event. Please reach out to us for more details.

Net proceeds from the Easter Egg Festival and the department’s annual golf tournament are used to fund the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Program, which provides qualified individual applicants the opportunity to participate in an activity at a 50% prorated amount of the registration fee.

For more information, please visit www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/Easter or call our office at 301-475-4200 ext. 1800.

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