Over 5,000 plastic Easter eggs to be hidden on Saturday

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The annual Ottertail Easter Egg hunt is set for Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Ottertail Community Park. There will be over 5,000 Easter eggs, which will be hidden throughout the community park and surrounding area.

By Chad Koenen


Everyone knows the Easter Bunny is nothing more than a ham. Always looking for another great photo opportunity to steal the show and shake its little fluffy tail.

On Saturday, the Easter Bunny will get its chance to strike a pose with a wide smile and big eyes at the Ottertail Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will begin at 12 p.m., but don’t blink, as well over 5,000 colorful plastic Easter eggs will disappear in the matter of minutes. Mixed in with all of the candy filled eggs will be 150 specially marked eggs, which can be redeemed for a special prize inside the Ottertail Community Center. The age appropriate prizes include everything from games to toys and more.

“We have well over 5,000 and we make sure each age group gets a bunch. There are a lot of prizes. Every year we just keep making it bigger and bigger.”

Ron Grobeck, Ottertail Chamber of Commerce President

The egg hunt is divided into four different age groups including ages 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 and over. 

New this year will be the search for a special golden egg. In each of the four different age groups there will be one larger golden egg, which features a golden dollar coin inside. Grobeck said the hunt for the golden egg will be similar to the hunt for a golden ticket in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. 

Two Easter Bunnies will also be making an appearance at the egg hunt on Saturday. The larger-than-life Easter Bunnies will arrive around 11:30 a.m. for pictures outside, before going inside the Ottertail Community Center after the egg hunt. Grobeck said the Ottertail Chamber has purchased a new backdrop that can be used for unique Easter pictures with both the Easter Bunny and families. 

The egg hunts will be held in the community park area near the Ottertail Community Center. The egg hunt will begin at 12 p.m. and lasts just a few minutes, before local children and their family crack open each egg to see what is inside.